NISO August Webinar: Tangible Assets: Management of Physical Library Resources

NISO’s August webinar on Tangible Assets: Management of Physical Library Resources will be held August 10, 2011 from 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. (Eastern time).

Although access to digital information is ubiquitous today, there is still a very solid demand for material in physical form. Libraries spend significant time and resources in the storage, preservation, and delivery of physical items, which remain critical to the core library values of user access and resource sharing. Yet in today’s financial environment, libraries must find ways to be more cost-effective, ideally without reducing service levels. Presenters in this webinar will discuss their recent efforts in making their work with physical materials as efficient as possible and share their creative solutions for managing these still-valuable library assets.


• Driven to Distraction: Best Practice Recommendations on Library Delivery
Valerie Horton (Executive Director, Colorado Library Consortium) will review the NISO Recommended Practice for Physical Delivery of Library Resources that is out for public comment until August 21, 2011. The document provides recommendations for improving performance and reducing the cost of moving materials between a library that owns an item and another library whose patron wants to use the item.

• Collaborative Retention of Monographs
Timothy Cherubini (Director, Regional Services, LYRASIS) will discuss the Lyrasis project to promote a national cooperative infrastructure for print monograph retention to ensure cost-effective archiving as well as reliable long-term access.

• Storage at the Joe and Rika Mansueto Library, University of Chicago
David Borycz (Special Projects Librarian, University of Chicago) will discuss the new innovative, onsite, underground library storage facility at the University of Chicago that utilizes automated technology to retrieve requested materials.

Registration is per site (defined as access for one computer). NISO and NASIG members may register at a discounted rate. A student discount is also available. Can’t make it on the scheduled date or time? Registrants receive access to the recorded version for one year, which can be viewed at your convenience.

For more information or to register, visit the event webpage:


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