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Harvard Library is joining hands with Research Collections and Preservation Consortium (ReCAP) — a consortium encompassing Columbia, Princeton, and the New York Public Library and the Ivy Plus Libraries Confederation— a consortium among 13 prominent academic libraries that developed out of the BorrowDirect resource-sharing service initiated in 1999, in a bid to build one collection — and share it. Through the collaboration Harvard is aiming to make 90 million books available to its users— almost three times more than the collection of the Library of Congress which is largest library in the world.