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ALCTS webinar: Governance Models for Shared Print Collections

Wednesday, January 17, 2018
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm, US/Central

Date: Wednesday, January 17, 2018

All webinars are one hour in length and begin at 11 AM Pacific, noon Mountain, 1 PM Central, and 2 PM Eastern time.



Shared print programs have been established across North America and beyond, but while there is commonality each program will have its own unique features. This webinar will provide an overview of the key characteristics of shared print programs including: drivers, makeup of membership, scope of material being considered for retention, storage models, collection analysis and retention models, access to the shared collection, disclosure and discovery of retention commitments in ILSs, and business and governance models. The webinar will highlight examples of different shared print programs.


Learning outcomes:

Upon completion of this session, attendees will have an understanding of what shared print is and the various components of a successful shared print program.


Who should attend?

Librarians working in collection development and acquisitions, those considering establishing their own shared print program or participating in an existing program, and anyone curious about learning more about shared print collections.   



Matthew Revitt is Special Collections and Maine Shared Collection Librarian at the University of Maine and the Shared Print Consultant for the Eastern Academic Scholars' Trust. He was previously Program Manager for the Maine Shared Collections Strategy IMLS grant. Matthew has written and spoken widely on shared print and as well as being the moderator for the Print Archive Network Forum, he has served on national shared print committees for OCLC and the HathiTrust.



Registration Fees:  ALCTS Member $43 ; Non-member $59 ; Group rate $129   


For additional information and access to the registration link, please go to the following website:



ALCTS webinars are recorded and registrants receive a link to the recording shortly following the live event.


For questions about registration, contact ALA Registration by calling 1-800-545-2433 and press 5 or email registration@ala.org. For all other questions or comments related to the webinars, contact Megan Dougherty, Program Officer, ALCTS Continuing Education at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5038 or alctsce@ala.org.


Posted on behalf of the ALCTS Continuing Education Committee.