CIC's Rebecca Crist on Collaborative Stewardship of Shared Collections
May 4, 2016, 10:04 AM
A new monograph explores how 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.
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:
- a detailed look by Rebecca Crist at the decisions and practices underpinning the CIC's Shared Print Repository, a leader in building a consolidated print journal collection
- 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.
For learn more or purchase this volume, please visit the ALA's page: Shared Collections: Collaborative Stewardship.