Shared Collections

Shared Collections : Collaborative Stewardship (An ALCTS Monograph)

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Libraries and the organizations that provide services to them are devoting more attention to system-wide organization of collections-whether the ""system"" is a consortium, a region or a country. As a strategy for saving space and money while expanding access to additional materials and resources, the value of shared collections is indubitable. This collected volume from the Association of Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) spotlights the histories and experiences of several collaborations at academic libraries. Contributors share winning strategies for intentional decision-making in developing and managing shared collections, both print and digital, with expert guidance such as:

analysis of six consortia case studies, ranging from giants like CIC and CARL to regional collaborations like the State of Maine and Manhattan research libraries
elements to address in a memo of understanding among participating institutions
risk assessment methodologies that enable institutions to focus local resources where they will provide the greatest return; and
costs to anticipate for budgeting, such as collection analysis, space, validation, transport, staff, and administration

. With practical advice on issues such as governance and business models, demand driven acquisition, rare works, and access, this monograph is a valuable resource for academic library directors, administrators, and collection development leaders.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 11.94mm | 303.91g
  • ALA Editions
  • Chicago, IL, United States
  • English
  • 0838914039
  • 9780838914038
  • 2,450,677

Table of contents

List of Illustrations

Preface, by Dawn Hale

Part I: Building Shared Collections

1: Collaboration: The Master Key to Unlocking Twenty-First-Century Library Collections, Karla L. Strieb
2: Sustainable Governance and Business Models for Shared Print Collections, Lizanne Payne
3: Scarce and Endangered Works: Using Network-Level Holdings Data in Preservation Decision-Making and Stewardship of the Printed Record, Jacob Nadal, Annie Peterson, and Dawn Aveline

Part II Shared Collections Case Studies:

4: Creating a Regional Print Serial Program, Rebecca Crist
5: Exploring Collaborative Stewardship of Government Information in the Southeast: The ASERL Collaborative Federal Depository Program, Cheryle Cole-Bennett, Sandra McAninch, and Heath Martin
6 : Maine Shared Collections Strategy: A Statewide Approach to Shared Print Collections, Matthew Revitt
7 : Cooperative Collection Development: The Manhattan Research Library Initiative, Electronic Books, and the Scholarly Monograph at Risk, Angela Carreno and William Maltarich
8: Mile High Cooperation: Demand-Driven Acquisition in the Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries, Michael Levine-Clark, Allison V. Level, Joan G. Lamborn, and George Machovec
9 : Give Them What They Need: Rethinking Management, Aggregation, and Access for Digital Collections at the University of California, Sherri Berger and Catherine Mitchell

Part III: Future Directions:

10: Risk, Value, Responsibility, and the Collective Collection, John McDonald and Robert H. Kieft
About the Authors

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"With practical advice on issues such as governance and business models, demand driven acquisition, rare works, and access, this monograph is a valuable resource for academic library directors, administrators, and collection development leaders."- Library Bookwatch
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About Dawn Hale

Dawn Hale is the Head of Technical Services at the Sheridan Libraries, Johns Hopkins University, where she is responsible for the library's acquisitions, cataloging, and e-resources management and access. She served on the Editorial Board of the ALCTS Monographs Series, on the LRTS Editorial Board, the Ross Atkinson Lifetime Achievement Award Committee, the ALA Committee on Professional Ethics, the ALA Standards Committee, various LITA scholarship committees, as well as on several OCLC groups.

The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) has been a division of the American Library Association since 1957, when the Resources and Technical Services Division (RTSD) was formed from the merger of several ALA units with common interests. In 1989, the membership of RTSD voted to change the name of the division to ALCTS. Its mission is to shape and respond nimbly to all matters related to the selection, identification, acquisition, organization, management, retrieval, and preservation of recorded knowledge through education, publication, and collaboration
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