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Thursday, November 9 • 11:35am - 12:15pm
Expanding Access to University Press Books: A Multi-Format Consortium Collection Development Model

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The Washington Research Library Consortium (WRLC) was established as a non-profit corporation in 1987 to support and enhance the library and information services of universities in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. In 2016, WRLC partnered with Oxford University Press and GOBI Library Solutions to purchase the Oxford Scholarship Online eBook collection and additional print copies to be stored in the WRLC Shared Collections Facility. Developed to address two key goals, the facility is designed to free valuable space in the campus libraries by providing a cost-effective shelving alternative for print material but also allow the library to carefully control the movement to digital in a way that supports their faculty and student’s needs.

In acquiring new digital versions of monographic content through the OxfordScholarship Online (OSO) platform and purchasing additional copies in print, WRLC ensures its members access to new monographic content published by OUP. As research moves towards a digital future, this program allows WRLC members to sustainably manage that transition and satisfy user needs for the format of choice – print and/or digital. GOBI Library Solutions provides collection development and workflow support for WRLC and the member libraries that allows members the ability to continue to collect OUP content for their institution without duplicating the OUP content purchased by WRLC.

Join our panel of representatives as they discuss:

• How WRLC decided on this model
• Working as partners
• How this purchase impacted individual member libraries’ collection development strategy
• Implementing a similar program for your institution or consortium

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Kristine Baker

VP Inside Sales & Consortia, GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
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Rebecca Seger

Vice President, Institutional Participation and Strategic Partnerships, ITHAKA

Cathy Zeljak

Washington Research Library Consortium

Thursday November 9, 2017 11:35am - 12:15pm EST
Grand Ballroom 1, Gaillard Center 95 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401