Emily Guhde from NC LIVE presented “Playing nicely with others: Using data to guide successful collaboration in collection development” at the Electronic Resources and Libraries Conference today, March 20, 2013.
Abstract – “Are you working with other libraries to expand your access to electronic resources? Come learn from the collaboration challenges overcome by NC LIVE, North Carolina’s state-wide online library consortium. We will share strategies for using data to develop shared collections and measure collaborative success.”
Nice job Emily.
ALCTS webinar: Holdings Comparisons: Why are they so complicated?
Date: November 28, 2012
All webinars are one hour in length and begin at 11am Pacific, noon Mountain, 1pm Central, and 2pm Eastern time.
Description: As librarians look for innovative and effective ways to collaborate and share resources, understanding holdings of partner libraries is imperative not only for resource sharing but also for preservation purposes. How can libraries work together to compare their holdings as they think through issues of collection management and preservation? This webinar will discuss the challenges of comparing holdings and provide suggestions on how to understand the tools that are available to do this.
This webinar is presented on a complimentary basis. There is no fee for this session, but registration is required.
Registration Web Link: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/596111121
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OCLC has a new Research publication: “Print Management at “Mega-scale”: A Regional Perspective on Print Book Collections in North America” by Brian Lavoie and Constance Malpas, Program Officer JD Shipengrover
Excerpt: “This report explores a counterfactual scenario where local US and Canadian print book collections are consolidated into regional shared collections based on the mega-regions framework. We begin by briefly reviewing the conclusions from the Cloud-sourcing report, and then present a simple framework that organizes the landscape of print book collection consolidation models and distinguishes the basic assumptions underpinning the Cloud-sourcing report and the present report. We then introduce the mega-regions framework, and use WorldCat data to construct twelve mega-regional consolidated print book collections. Analysis of the regional collections is synthesized into a set of stylized facts describing their salient characteristics, as well as key cross-regional relationships among the collections. The stylized facts motivate a number of key implications regarding access, management, preservation, and other topics considered in the context of a network of regionally consolidated print book collections.”
ALCTS ALA Annual virtual preconference: “Local Collections, Collective Context: Managing Print Collections in the Age of Collaboration.”
(June 4-6, 2012 )
“All sessions begin at 2 p.m. Eastern, 1 p.m. Central and 11 a.m. Pacific time.
Emerging shared print initiatives are making it possible for libraries to manage local collections in a collaborative environment. While there are many potential benefits to shared collection management—providing access to more comprehensive collections than a library could build on its own, ensuring preservation through distributed responsibility and freeing up stacks space for other uses—this opportunity presents many challenges as well. How does an individual institution responsibly manage its collection to participate in a regional or national collection? How do libraries make decisions about local collections in the context of consortial, regional and national priorities?”
“Columbia and Cornell University Libraries will collaboratively support the Latin American and Iberian Studies collection development activities of both institutions. This follows in a series of resource-sharing agreements between Columbia and Cornell developed through the 2CUL partnership.”
Gary Price let us know about this one. Thanks Gary.
The Digital Shift Nov 10, 11
Excerpt: “All 50 state librarians have decided to throw their weight behind the Internet Archive’s Open Library lending program.
The Chief Officers of State Library Agencies (COSLA) voted unanimously during a meeting held October 24-26 in Santa Fe, NM, to enter into a memorandum of understanding with the Internet Archive (IA) that will essentially make the state librarian in each state a point person for the Open Library’s lending program.”
TRLN: Beyond Print: ”Beyond Print is an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation funded project to develop new business models and licensing terms for the cooperative acquisition of e-books. The Triangle Research Libraries Network (TRLN) has a long history of cooperative collection development policies that distribute subject and language responsibilities among member libraries to minimize overlap and maximize breadth of coverage.”
This looks pretty interesting.
Communication and Collaboration: Collection Development in Challenging Economic Times – Journal of Electronic Resources in Medical Libraries. (Subscription required.)
Current economic challenges have had a profound impact on collection development, as a good budget has become one which merely remains flat in comparison to the many budgets which have been severely cut. While inflation has steadily eroded collection budgets for many years, the Great Recession exacerbated economic woes as both academic endowments and state tax revenues declined drastically. The Health Sciences Libraries of the University of Southern California address these difficult times by communicating and collaborating with colleagues, customers, and vendors.
Article in the latest issue of Collaborative Librarianship
Robert H Kieft, Lizanne Payne
Abstract: “Libraries are working toward collaborative management and preservation of print journals, newspapers, legal materials, and government documents; they must also establish a similar concerted effort focused on print monographs. Monographs present complex challenges at a time when libraries want to ensure the preservation of the print record but have increasing incentives to divest of older, less used print materials and take advantage of the affordances of electronic text. With LYRASIS as lead organization, planning partners California Digital Library (CDL), Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC), and Center for Research Libraries (CRL)were awarded a grant from the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to conduct a workshop titled “Developing a North-American Strategy to Preserve & Manage Print Collections of Monographs.” Workshop participants discussed the challenges and issues involved in collaborative monograph preservation and formulated an agenda of research and demonstration projects to test elements of a strategy.”
What would it mean if collection development doesn’t mean building collections in advance? What if there is no more reason to have ILL? Check out the challenge article about the Charleston Conference from Library Journal by Josh Hadro Nov 4, 2010