LLAMA SASS / RUSA STARS Cooperative and Remote Circulation Task Force Committee

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Event Cooperative/Remote Circulation (joint RUSA-STARS and LAMA-SASS)

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Fri, Jun 7, 2013 at 01:25 pm

Provide a collaborative venue that draws together the management of technology for remote circulation and cooperative access with access services practitioners and product vendors.

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Discussion Promotional Materials (extended description, 250 word promo, flyer)

by Michelle Batchelor on Mon, Jun 18, 2012 at 06:32 pm

Sharing Our Collections : Looking to the Future (2012 ALA Annual Program)

Sunday June 24
10:30AM-12:00PM

http://ala12.scheduler.ala.org/node/674

Sharing Our Collections : Looking to the Future (2012 ALA Annual Program)

Sunday June 24
10:30AM-12:00PM

http://ala12.scheduler.ala.org/node/674

Cooperative and consortial resource sharing is blurring the lines between Circulation, Access Services, and Interlibrary Loan as libraries find new ways to share collections and create efficiencies.  This session will look at the future of consortia: shared e-book collections, floating collections, cloud-based integrated library systems, and the need to be increasingly flexible and collaborative to meet the opportunities and challenges of the future.

The Next Generation ILS : How will it support collection sharing in the future?    

Carmit Marcus, Ex Libris Director of Product Management and Partnerships
ILS Vendor representative                

Carmit Marcus from Ex Libris will describe what is envisioned for next generation Information Systems and answer some of our questions about them. Carmit will use her experience as one of the developers of the Alma cloud-based ILS to explain how these systems are evolving to keep up with today’s technological advances.

This session will answer such questions as:  why the cloud? How will these systems differ from the ones we have been using? How will they better support efforts to share our collections? And perhaps most importantly, how will they change our library workflows and enhance our services?

At the end of this program, participants will have a better understanding of evolving library systems that support consortial borrowing.

Flexibility and Collaboration: Floating Collections in the Arapahoe Library District

Janet Schneider, Manager of Smoky Hill and Eloise May Libraries, Programming, and Customer Service
Public Library consortia member

The Arapahoe Library District was looking for ways to stretch their collection development budget without significantly impacting customer service. Floating collections was one idea that was identified to would address this need. Janet Schneider will discuss how flexibility and collaboration were their keys to successful innovation, and can be yours as well.

Floating collections in a multi-facility library system allows the patrons to shape the collections at their home library through the materials they check out and return to that library via the holds process. There are other advantages to the floating collection concept as well as some challenges and requirements that need to be in place for successful implementation.

At the end of this program, participants will have a vision of where consortial borrowing is going in the future, and what they need to know (and do!) to take advantage of the opportunities and overcome challenges.

Ebook collection sharing : the Orbis Cascade Demand Driven Acquisitions Project

Linda Di Biase, Collection Development Librarian
Academic Library consortia member

Linda Di Biase will provide an overview of the groundbreaking Demand Driven Acquisitions (DDA) cooperative e-book purchasing pilot project that the Orbis Cascade Alliance has implemented in collaboration with EBL and YBP.

As the demand for electronic books grows and our collections shift from print to electronic, we search for models that will allow sharing of e-book content as libraries have traditionally done with print ILL.  One model has been successfully piloted by the Orbis Cascade Alliance, using a demand-driven mode where patron behavior determines what is collectively owned.

At the end of this program, participants will know more about this innovative approach to sharing ebook collections and what the DDA Project Team has learned from the project thus far.

 

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Discussion Sharing Our Collections Presentation Slides

by Michelle Batchelor on Mon, Jun 18, 2012 at 06:27 pm

The slides from Sharing Our Collections : Looking to the Future are attached below.

Discussion Sharing Our Collections : Looking to the Future (2012 ALA Annual Program)

by Michelle Batchelor on Thu, Feb 23, 2012 at 02:59 pm

Sunday June 24
10:30AM-12:00PM

Cooperative and consortial resource sharing is blurring the lines between Circulation, Access Services, and Interlibrary Loan as libraries find new ways to share collections and create efficiencies.  This session will look at the future of consortia: shared e-book collections, floating collections, cloud-based integrated library systems, and the need to be increasingly flexible and collaborative to meet the opportunities and challenges of the future. 

 


Speaker #1

Sunday June 24
10:30AM-12:00PM

Cooperative and consortial resource sharing is blurring the lines between Circulation, Access Services, and Interlibrary Loan as libraries find new ways to share collections and create efficiencies.  This session will look at the future of consortia: shared e-book collections, floating collections, cloud-based integrated library systems, and the need to be increasingly flexible and collaborative to meet the opportunities and challenges of the future. 

 


Speaker #1

Carmit Marcus, Ex Libris Director of Product Management and Partnerships
ILS Vendor representative

The Next Generation ILS : How will it support collection sharing in the future?                       

Short description:  Carmit Marcus from Ex Libris will describe what is envisioned for next generation Information Systems, and answer some of our questions about them. How will these systems differ from the ones we have been using? How will they better support efforts to share our collections?

At the end of this program, participants will:  Understand evolving library systems that support consortial borrowing

Time allotted:  20 minutes


Speaker #2      

Janet Schneider, Manager of Smoky Hill Library, Programming, and Customer Service
Public Library consortia member

Flexibility and Collaboration : Floating Collections in the Arapahoe Library District                           

Short description:  The Arapahoe Library District faced many challenges when they decided to implement floating collections. Janet Schneider will discuss how flexibility and collaboration were their keys to successful innovation, and can be yours as well.

At the end of this program, participants will:  Have a vision of where consortial borrowing is going in the future, and what they need to know (and do!) to take advantage of opportunities and overcome challenges

Time allotted:  20 minutes


Speaker #3 

Linda Di Biase, Collection Development Librarian
Academic Library consortia member

Ebook collection sharing : the Orbis Cascade Demand Driven Acquisitions Project

Short description:  Linda Di Biase will provide an overview of the groundbreaking cooperative e-book purchasing pilot project that the Orbis-Cascade Alliance has implemented in collaboration with EBL and YBP.

At the end of this program, participants will:  Know more about innovative approaches to sharing ebook collections

Time allotted:  20 minutes    

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Discussion NISO RP-12-201x information

by Michelle Batchelor on Thu, Jul 14, 2011 at 06:55 pm

 

NISO Recommended Practice on Physical Delivery of Library Resources Available for Public Comment Identifies Methods for Reducing Resource Sharing Delivery Time and Costs

 

 

NISO Recommended Practice on Physical Delivery of Library Resources Available for Public Comment Identifies Methods for Reducing Resource Sharing Delivery Time and Costs

 

The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) announces the availability of Physical Delivery of Library Resources (NISO RP-12-201x) for a public comment period ending on August 21, 2011. The physical delivery of library materials is an integral component of the library resource sharing process. Despite the ever-increasing availability of electronic journals, e-books, and other digital resources, the movement of physical items remains a major concern and a major cost for many libraries. In one state, borrowing of returnable items increased by 107.4% in six years. A recent study showed that the average academic library spends more than $6,800/year for delivery services, with some libraries paying as high as $60,000.

 

Physical Delivery of Library Resources provides recommendations for improving performance and reducing the cost of moving materials between by a library that owns an item and another library whose patron wants to use the item.

Ranging from labeling and containers to automation and contracting with courier services, this Recommended Practice addresses both the lending and the borrowing library's activities related to delivering and returning a physical item.

"While the Working Group focused on external delivery of items between separately administered libraries," explains Valerie Horton, Executive Director, Colorado Library Consortium (CLiC) and co-chair of the Physical Delivery of Library Resources Working Group, "many of the recommendations also apply to delivery between branches of a single library system and consortial delivery within a shared system."

 

"There are many innovative resource sharing and delivery practices in use today in libraries of all types," states Diana Sachs-Silveira, President Tampa Bay Library Consortium and co-chair of the Working Group. "This Recommended Practice pulls together in one place the best of these practices while emphasizing various alternative methods that a library may choose to use depending on their specific requirements and constraints."

 

"Libraries today are looking to resource sharing as one way to meet their reduced budgets," states Todd Carpenter, NISO Managing Director. "These recommendations will further help libraries to participate in resource sharing using the most cost-effective methods for delivering the shared materials."

 

The draft Recommended Practice and an online comment form are available at:

www.niso.org/workrooms/physdel/. All libraries involved in resource sharing, as well as delivery, sorting, courier and transportation service providers, are encouraged to review and comment on the document.

 

Cynthia Hodgson

NISO Technical Editor Consultant

National Information Standards Organization

Email: hodgsonca@verizon.net

Phone: 301-654-2512

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Discussion ALA Annual 2011 Meeting : Challenges and Solutions in Consortial Borrowing

by Michelle Batchelor on Tue, May 31, 2011 at 10:59 am

ALA Annual 2011
Sunday, June 26th 10:30am-12pm
MARCC-New Levee

Join the RUSA-STARS / LLAMA-SASS Cooperative Remote Circulation Committee for an informative panel discussion about challenges and opportunities in consortial borrowing. Our panelists will kick off the session by introducing their broad perspectives, then they will engage in a discussion with the audience to allow further sharing of ideas and solutions. Please bring your questions, and your expertise!

Randy Dykhuis, Executive Director, MCLS

ALA Annual 2011
Sunday, June 26th 10:30am-12pm
MARCC-New Levee

Join the RUSA-STARS / LLAMA-SASS Cooperative Remote Circulation Committee for an informative panel discussion about challenges and opportunities in consortial borrowing. Our panelists will kick off the session by introducing their broad perspectives, then they will engage in a discussion with the audience to allow further sharing of ideas and solutions. Please bring your questions, and your expertise!

Randy Dykhuis, Executive Director, MCLS

MeLCat is a project of the Library of Michigan, which contracts with MCLS to provide implementation, support, and training for participating Michigan libraries. Randy has been involved with MeLCat since it was first proposed, and he will discuss MeLCat's organization, management of the central MeLCat database, and training and support for MeLCat participants. MeLCat uses an INN-Reach group catalog that works with all sorts of ILS systems. Bibliographic data is loaded, records are added, items are withdrawn, and the Direct Consortial Borrowing (DCB) client data is updated daily. Non-INN-Reach libraries use the DCB client to check books out in the group catalog as well as in their own local ILS. Randy will share his experience with NCIP and other communication protocols as well as with encouraging communication between vendors. Other possible topics are issues in physical delivery such as selecting a delivery mechanism, turnaround time expectations, and challenges.

Melissa Trevvett, Executive Director Boston Library Consortium
As the recently appointed executive director of the Boston Library Consortium (BLC), Melissa has facilitated the implementation of WorldCat Navigator for unmediated borrowing. She will talk about factors that played into the BLC’s decision to use WorldCat Navigator for their consortial borrowing system, including the WorldCat Local discovery layer, interoperability with ILS systems, and the need to maintain a two-day turnaround time, which is a big priority for BLC. The BLC brings together public and private academic institutions of all sizes, which has presented challenges in implementation. Their next steps will be in working together to continue the process of making policy decisions about circulating collections between such diverse collections. 

Peter Collins, Asst Project Manager BorrowDirect
Peter has been leading the implementation of a new unmediated borrowing platform that has had a huge impact on the University of Pennsylvania and their BorrowDirect partners. He will talk about workflow efficiencies that have been achieved by allowing work to be more fluidly distributed across departments. He will also explain how the BorrowDirect system, through compliance with NCIP and other circulation standards, has created seamless borrowing for both the partner libraries and their patrons. The partner libraries use different ILS systems, making the ILS vendors’ support of remote circulation standards such as NCIP fundamental to their success.

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To provide a collaborative venue between RUSA STARS and LLAMA SASS that draws together the management of technology for remote circulation and cooperative access with access services practitioners and product vendors to improve and enhance resource sharing methods, services, and products through the sponsorship of programs, discussions, publications, and projects.

 

This group works collaboratively with other groups such as the NCIP Implementers Group and the RUSA STARS Rethinking Resource Sharing Policies Committee.

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