This book addresses the growing endeavours of shared print repositories and programs in academic libraries, representing a global perspective with authors from Canada, Australia, Great Britain, and the United States. It illustrates the complicated processes and challenges of coordinating selection, determining storage agreements (distributed or shared), ownership concerns, business models, and a host of collection maintenance issues. These efforts entail immense collaboration, regardless of the size of the project. Luckily, librarians are good at collaboration, but not always good at forging ahead into an uncertain future with regard to print collections. As echoed by authors in this book, the future is indeed uncertain, but undoubtedly libraries who partner together to address print archiving dilemmas will be better prepared for whatever the future holds.
This book was originally published as a special issue of Collection Management.
Introduction Karen S. Fischer and Faye A. Chadwell 1. Collective Collection, Collective Action Robert H. Kieft and Lizanne Payne 2. From Collaborative Purchasing Towards Collaborative Discarding: The Evolution of the Shared Print Repository Susanne K. Clement 3. Rethinking Collection Management Plans: Shaping Collective Collections for the 21st Century Samuel Demas and Mary E. Miller 4. Small Scale: Using a Regional Pilot Project to Explore the Potential of Shared Print David J. Gregory and Karen Lawson 5. Three Libraries, Three Weeding Projects: Collaborative Weeding Projects Within a Shared Print Repository Scott Gillies and Carol Stephenson 6. Like a Snowball Gathering Speed: Development of ASERL’s Print Journal Retention Program Diane Bruxvoort, John E. Burger, and Lynn Sorensen Sutton 7. CIC Co-Investment to Protect Print Research Library Collections in the Midwestern United States Mark Sandler, Kim Armstrong, Julianne Bobay, Mecheal Charbonneau, Brenda L. Johnson, and Carolyn Walters 8. All Together Now: Planning for Shared Print Archiving at Canada’s Western Universities Gwen Bird and Gohar Ashoughian 9. The Story of a Shared Last Copy Repository in Australia: The CARM Centre Stage 2 Development Janette Wright, Cathie Jilovsky, and Craig Anderson 10. Collaborative Stewardship: Building a Shared, Central Collection of Print Legal Materials Margaret K. Maes and Tracy L. Thompson-Przylucki 11. Using Targeted Distributed Collections to Enhance Government Depository Collections at a Regional Level: The ASERL Collaborative Federal Depository Program Chelsea Dinsmore and Valerie D. Glenn 12. The OHDEP Project: Creating a Shared Catalog for the Northeast Ohio Depository Kay Downey