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Thursday, November 6 • 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Good Things Come In Small Packages: Getting the Most from Shared Print Retention and Cooperative Collection Development with a Small Group of Libraries

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In June 2013, the Central Iowa Collaborative Collections Initiative (CI-CCI), inspired by a Charleston pre-conference on data driven shared print collections, was established. CI-CCI went from being just an idea to a formal, MOU governed organization, in just six months. It is consists of a group of five mid and small central Iowa private academic libraries. Members are Central College, Drake University, Grand View University, Grinnell College, and Simpson College. Unlike other collaborations of this nature, the initial primary focus of the group was identification of titles for retention, as opposed to identification of weeding candidates. Because retention was of major concern to the group, each library did a retention verification project. Each assigned retention title was physically verified on the shelf and marked as a retention title. It is our understanding that this is unique to these types of collaboratives.

The second primary focus of the collaborative is the development of the “shared collection” approach via prospective collection development. The group is about to embark on this phase of the project, and it will be challenging due to the fact that we do not share a common catalog or vendor. Nor do we currently have the same level of interest in ebooks or PDA. The long term intent is to enhance access to scholarly resources and to manage acquisition costs.

Attendees of this session will hear how the collaboration was initiated, what steps were taken to create it, what structures and governance were put in place to support it, and what the next steps will be, including potentially adding on additional members. Further, we will highlight the pros and cons of a small collaboration, both in library size and number of participants, and we will offer tips for initiating a collaboration outside an existing structure.

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Cyd Dyer

College Librarian/Archivist, Simpson College
As College Librarian, my goal each day is to connect students and faculty with the information resources and services they require to be successful in their learning and research endeavors. I work closely with the library team and college faculty to make this happen. I also serve... Read More →
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Teri Koch

Head, Collection Development, Drake University
Teri Koch is Head of Collection Development & Professor of Librarianship at Drake University's Cowles Library in Des Moines, Iowa. Teri’s primary responsibilities include oversight of the Collection Development & Management Unit, the Library’s Liaison Program, Budget Administration... Read More →
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Pam Rees

Director of the Library and Information Resources, Grand View University
Pam Rees holds the position of Director of the library and Information Resources at the Grand View University Library, where she also held several other positions during her long tenure. She is currently a member of the ILA-ACRL Executive Board and is chair of ILA-ACRL’s... Read More →

Thursday November 6, 2014 3:15pm - 4:00pm EST
Cypress North, Courtyard Marriott 125 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401