Category Archives: Enterprise Collaboration

Collaboration Meeting from OCLC – In Person or Online

OCLC is hosting a day long meeting at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, CA on October 15, 2013 from 9:00AM to 3:30PM PST. This event will also be available online.

“Getting off the Island: Collaborating to Create Boundless Collections” is described as being an interactive program that focuses on collaboration in collections. Visit this page to get more information or register for the event.

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Collaboration of Texas A&M and U of Texas for joint storage facility

Thanks to Gary Price for sharing.

http://tamutimes.tamu.edu/2013/05/21/texas-am-and-university-of-texas-systems-to-open-joint-library-facility-friday/

The Texas A&M University System and The University of Texas System will celebrate the opening Friday (May 24) of their Joint Library Facility at Texas A&M University’s Riverside Campus. The 18,000-square-foot library facility represents an unprecedented collaboration between the state’s two largest university systems to provide joint storage of more than a million books and make them available for use by other academic or medical institutions.”

Collaboration in the Enterprise

Read Write Web has an article geared toward businesses and the fear of collaboration called “Playing Well With Others: How Entrepreneurs Benefit from Collaboration“. While the article discusses the fear of collaborating in a for-profit environment, with the attendant fear of financial loss if a collaborator steals an idea, the need to share freely – without fear of idea-stealing – is one that is perfectly applicable to libraries. While our culture is one of sharing information and providing access to data, I’ve personally witnessed librarians who are fearful of their ideas being stolen by someone else. The article provides solid reasons why we shouldn’t be afraid to collaborate with our peers – whether we are starting a business or running a library.