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Thursday, November 9 • 2:30pm - 3:10pm
Expanding Spaces: The Rosemont Shared Print Alliance and Supra-Consortial Collaboration

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State and regional shared print programs are becoming fairly common, with important effects for participating libraries in interlibrary lending, storage, weeding, and preservation. However, these effects tend to be relatively local and bounded within the participation network. The Rosemont Shared Print Alliance is an effort by a handful of regional programs to begin looking beyond our own spaces toward intentional national collaboration. This panel discussion will bring together the perspectives of program officers from shared print repository projects and the library directors who participate in these regional efforts. We will discuss a brief history of the Rosemont group and reflect on the opportunities and challenges that arise in bringing local efforts to a larger scale, and in considering the how a broadly collaborative future may affect one's own library stacks. How do we standardize policies and practices when values themselves might vary? How do librarians handle institutional collection management when they have been asked to retain for multiple constituencies—or have not? The collaborative future will be shaped by a number of individual choices already made; can the library world expand enough to constrain the universe of print?


Rebecca Crist

Project Manager, Big Ten Academic Alliance

Geneva Henry

Dean of Libraries and Academic Innovation, George Washington University

Ben Walker

Associate Dean Digital Services & Shared Collections, University of Florida

Thursday November 9, 2017 2:30pm - 3:10pm EST
Grand Ballroom 1, Gaillard Center 95 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401