Rethinking Resource Sharing Initiative Releases Annual Report
Last year’s annual report of the Rethinking Resource Sharing Initiative is now available. Covering July 2008-June 2009, the report provides background on the Rethinking Resource Sharing Initiative, as well as accomplishments, presentations and publications completed during this period. It also sets out goals for the 2009-2010 year.
The Rethinking Resource Sharing Initiative was started to advocate for a complete rethink of the way libraries conduct resource sharing in the context of the global Internet revolution. Over the past several years, the Initiative has sponsored programs both nationally and internationally to help libraries expand and promote information accessibility by “aligning resource sharing workflow, collection policies and discovery-delivery systems by significantly reducing service barriers and costs, and offering user service options (as) crucial pieces that promote information access.”
The Rethinking Resource Sharing Initiative is led by volunteers and receives support from many sponsors in the library community. These include: ALA RUSA/STARS; BCR; California Digital Libraries; International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA); National Institute Standards Organization (NISO); OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc.; Relais International Resource Sharing Services; SirsiDynix; and the University of Michigan.
To read the full report, visit the Rethinking Resource Sharing website.