Collective, inside-out, facilitated, optimized, pluralized and computationally analyzed.114 posts
I presented updated versions of a presentation on libraries and pandemic effects and some implications for library collections recently. Each was delivered remotely, one to an event in Ostende, Belgium, and one to Milan, Italy, as unfortunately we have not yet returned to professional travel.
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Collective collections as an example of collective action. A discussion of the issues library consortia face. Presentation materials.
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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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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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Coordinating collective collections Collective collections are collections addressed at a level above the individual institution. I introduced our recent report
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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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