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RUSA CODES/STARS program, "Cooperative Monographic Collection Development – Recent Trends”

RUSA CODES/STARS program, "Cooperative Monographic Collection Development – Recent Trends” ALA AnnualJune 23, 2007Washington, DCLibraries have a long, but only moderately successful, history of attempts at cooperative collection development of monographs. With a record of success in sharing access to electronic resources, and with improved technology for discovery and delivery of print resources, combined with ever shrinking budgets, now may be the time for success in these ventures. This program will present the experiences of five groups of libraries in sharing monographic collection responsibilities.Speakers:

  • Kathryn M. Crowe, Associate Director, University Libraries, UNC Greensboro – Introduction and historical overview.
  • Julia Gammon, Head of Acquisitions Department, University of Akron – Recent developments in cooperative collection development of monographs in OhioLINK.
  • Ewa Elizabeth Barczyk, Director, University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee Libraries – Cooperation within the UW System, specifically a study to identify degree of duplication of monographs between libraries.
  • Eric Pumroy, Director of Library Collections, Bryn Mawr College – The Tri-Colleges Shared Approval Plan, a pilot project.
  • Michael Levine-Clark, Collections Librarian, Penrose Library, University of Denver – The Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries Shared Purchase Plan, a pilot project to control duplication of monographs.
  • Susi Seiler, Head of Technical Services, Alvin Sherman Library, Research and Information Technology Center – Cooperation between public and academic institutions in one library.
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