Collections

Collections are changing. They are being optimized and pluralized. I have introduced concepts such as the collective collection, the inside-out collection, and the facilitated collection.

College, consortium, collaboration, collective collection

College, consortium, collaboration, collective collection

Constance Malpas and I gave a presentation to the Boston Library Consortium Board of Directors about the dynamics of library collaboration in consortia. It talks about collective collections as an example.

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The RLUK Digital Shift Forum

The RLUK Digital Shift Forum

I was pleased to inaugurate the RLUK Digital Shift Forum, with a presentation on Pandemic effects and collection directions. I was especially pleased to be kindly introduced by my longstanding colleague Robin Green, University Librarian at Warwick University, and current chair of RLUK.

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Collection directions accelerated? Pandemic effects.

Collection directions accelerated? Pandemic effects.

Over the past few years I have been talking about three systemic ways in which collections, broadly understood, are evolving in a network environment. They are: the collective collection, the facilitated collection, and the inside-out collection.

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Collective collections: Prospective and retrospective collection coordination

Collective collections: Prospective and retrospective collection coordination

Coordinating collective collections Collective collections are collections addressed at a level above the individual institution. I introduced our recent report on operationalizing collective collections in my last post, where I noted that there is a trend towards more managed collective collections, particularly within consortial settings. Collection coordination is central to

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Operationalizing a collective collection …

Operationalizing a collective collection …

While collective collections have been much discussed, less attention has been paid to how to operationalize them in consortial settings. This post introduces work done with the BTAA to explore this challenge.

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The facilitated collection redux: a note on collections as a service, the University of California, and Elsevier

The facilitated collection redux: a note on collections as a service, the University of California, and Elsevier

Libraries now manage facilitated collections alongside their acquired collections: these are collections assembled from the web organized around user interests.

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The facilitated collection

The facilitated collection

Collections are changing in a network environment. One important direction is the assembly of resources around user needs based on a facilitated access model rather than an acquisition model.

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Collections are library assets

Collections are library assets

Business school writing I quite like using the word ‘assets’ with reference to library collections. We tend to think of assets in positive terms, as things that are valuable. More of that later. I was interested to see Rick Anderson remark on the vocabulary used by my colleague

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