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Category Archive for 'Collaboration'

Notes from ACRL, part 2

In between sessions on Thursday I visited several large electronic resource vendors at the exhibit hall, asking them how we could provide the students in the Center for Prison Education with an experience of online searching without having access to the Internet.  Since their resources are all Web-based, this was a tough question for them, […]

A small group of us are at the Association of College and Research Libraries Conference, to conduct a workshop this afternoon on implementing an electronic book purchase-on-demand program.  The CTW Consortium has had such a program in place for over a year now, with interesting results which I will write up for this blog once […]

In 2007 the CTW Consortium (Connecticut College, Trinity College and Wesleyan University) was awarded a grant by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to explore new ways to build complementary library collections within CTW.  Early in the project we focused attention on our print book collections.  But last year we began looking at how we might […]

ITS and the Library

Last summer, Ganesan Ravishanker (who most of us know as Ravi), Associate Vice President of Information Technology Services, left Wesleyan to take a job at Pace University.  Before filling this vacancy, John Meerts, Vice President for Finance and Administration, proposed a campus-wide discussion of alternative models of ITS/Library collaboration. As part of this discussion, on […]

Working well with others …

The question: Is it possible for libraries to work together to reduce duplication of effort and get discounts on expensive subscriptions? Collaboration is a time-honored practice in libraries. Books and journals are expensive; maintaining catalogs to locate library materials is both expensive and time-consuming. In response, libraries have found a variety of ways to work […]

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