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Thursday, November 3 • 3:35pm - 4:15pm
Rolling Out the Shared Print Collection: Technology, Policy, Logistics, History

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Shared collections promise access to more diverse and comprehensive holdings at a more sustainable cost as well as better documentation and preservation support for the volumes in the collection. Achieving the goals of shared collections requires new approaches to the discovery, storage, bibliographic documentation, and delivery of library materials. Panelists are key voices in projects that seek to realize the potential for a more nationally unified structure for collections and the resource-sharing, preservation, and digitization services related to them. They will describe:

  • new technologies and operations management strategies that enable libraries to transform their user services and reduce the costs of collection management;

  • recent studies on the potential costs of establishing a national repository system for print materials;

  • the roles and requirements of service and archival monograph collections; and

  • how the experience of the Center for Research Libraries and the Print Archive Network (PAN) can guide the development of a nationally integrated collection.

This session brings together an impressive range of experience—from major research libraries (ReCAP) and regional partnerships (WEST), to the nation-wide HathiTrust print monograph program and the collectively built and maintained collections led by the Center for Research Libraries, to global operations and innovative business practices (Iron Mountain). Informed by the work of OCLC Research and 10 years of Print Archive Network forums, these projects seek to radically transform our collective ability to provide access to truly comprehensive research collections.


Jacob Nadal

Executive Director of the Research Collections and Preservation Consortium, Princeton University


Emily Stambaugh

UC Shared Print Manager, California Digital Library
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Jeremy Suratt

Director Project Management Library Services, Iron Mountain
I am working Librarians and Archivists to understand their need and willingness to use Iron Mountain services to manage their collections.

Marie Waltz

Head of Access Initiatives and Special Projects, Center for Research Libraries
I am newly appointed to the Head of Access Initiatives at the Center for Research Libraies. I want to learn as much as possible at this meeting about the tools and services used in other libraries. I am also involved in several of the Center for Research Libraries (CRL) print archive... Read More →

Thursday November 3, 2016 3:35pm - 4:15pm EDT
Salon I, Gaillard Center 95 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401