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Allison Payne-IL (staff)'s picture

Pre-vote discussion: 2/28/17–3/6/17 establishment of Guidelines for Media Resources for Academic Libraries in Higher Education Task Force

The Board is invited to review the Board action form regarding the establishment of the Guidelines for Media Resources for Academic Libraries in Higher Education Task Force

Please use threaded discussions to post feedback regarding the proposed action during the discussion period of 2/28/17–3/6/17.

Following the discussion period, the Board will vote on the establishment of the task force via virtual vote during 3/7/17–3/13/17, and confirm its vote at the 2017 Annual Conference.

Lori Ostapowicz-Critz's picture

The 2012 Guidelines stated: "The earlier versions of the guidelines could not have anticipated the rapid growth and the prevalence of digital media today."   That is certainly true in 2017 as well, and there is ever-increasing complexity in format and delivery options too!    I fully support the establishment of the task force to review/revise the Guidelines.

Caroline Fuchs's picture

I also fully support the establishment of the task force that will review and revise the current guidelines. This is particularly pertinent as more and more libraries provide access to media via streaming services. 

In the Foreword of the current guidelines, it says "Most academic libraries collect media, and these materials are as vital and diverse as any print collection in an academic library." -- I agree with this statement, but wonder if there should be some mention in the guidelines about in-house production of media. Increasingly, academic libraries are not only places for students/faculty to "consume" media but also to produce it. 

Prof. Caroline Fuchs
Learning Design Librarian
St. John's University
8000 Utopia Parkway
Queens, NY 11439
Cheryl Middleton's picture

I support the establishment of this Task Force to revise the existing guidelines.

LeRoy LaFleur's picture

I am agreement with what's been said, Given the rapidly changing environment for collecting, hosting, and providing access to these resources, it is time to revisit these guidelines! 

Emily Daly's picture

I also support the creation of this task force, and I agree with Caroline that more and more libraries are indeed producing content or actively supporting faculty and students as they produce content.  Ideally, this task force could consider needs around producing/creating content -- or perhaps recommend that another task force be formed to attend to these issues if they feel this is beyond their scope.  

Emily Daly
Head, Assessment & User Experience Department
Librarian for Education
Duke University, Perkins Library
Box 90175
Durham, NC 27708-0175
919.660.5879 (ph) 919.660.5957 (fax)