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Publication date: 16 August 2011

H. Austin Booth and Kathleen O'Brien

This paper aims to ask how best to integrate cooperative and demand‐driven collection development in order to simultaneously lower costs, create efficiency, reduce…

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Purpose

This paper aims to ask how best to integrate cooperative and demand‐driven collection development in order to simultaneously lower costs, create efficiency, reduce redundancy, increase the range of accessible materials and satisfy patron demand.

Design/methodology/approach

By means of example, this paper outlines ways in which the University at Buffalo Libraries are merging demand‐driven collection strategies with cooperative collection development and the rationale behind combining the two approaches.

Findings

This paper presents an analysis of three demand‐driven cooperative collection development programs describing the opportunities and challenges posed by such a combination and future directions in demand‐driven collaborative programs.

Originality/value

The paper provides insight into the structure and implementation of academic and multi‐type library demand‐driven cooperative collection development programs with possible applications for other library consortia.

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Publication date: 1 March 1990

Terry L. Weech

Efforts to initiate cooperative collection management have evolved from two distinct networking contexts in Illinois. The earliest was the Illinois Library and Information…

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Efforts to initiate cooperative collection management have evolved from two distinct networking contexts in Illinois. The earliest was the Illinois Library and Information Network (ILLINET), a statewide network that has grown into a multitype resource‐sharing network of libraries of all kinds and sizes. The second network context was the Library Computer System (LCS), which is based at the University of Illinois, Urbana‐Champaign but includes the holdings of some 30 public and private academic libraries in Illinois. LCS was selected by the Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE) as the unified database on which to build its program for cooperative collection management in Illinois academic libraries.

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Collection Building, vol. 10 no. 3/4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0160-4953

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Publication date: 1 September 2000

Roger Brisson

The American Association of Universities/Association of Research Libraries (AAU/ARL) German Resources Project was reorganized in 1998 to include formal working…

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The American Association of Universities/Association of Research Libraries (AAU/ARL) German Resources Project was reorganized in 1998 to include formal working partnerships with German research libraries in pursuing its objective of cooperative collection development. The intent has been to make use of technological developments in telecommunications and computing in addressing the serious challenges arising from stagnant collection development budgets and rapidly rising prices of library materials. Because of their rich traditions and strong support, as well as their sharing similar aims with their American counterparts, German research libraries represent valuable international partners for ARL member libraries in fostering innovative research services for scholars. Explores the conceptual and historical background of cooperative collection development in North America, as well as of German publishing and library history, and in so doing delineates the many points of contact between American and German research libraries.

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Library Hi Tech, vol. 18 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0737-8831

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Publication date: 1 January 1993

Donnice Cochenour and Joel S. Rutstein

Lawrence Clark Powell's words describe the premise of this article:

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Lawrence Clark Powell's words describe the premise of this article:

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Collection Building, vol. 12 no. 1/2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0160-4953

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Publication date: 1 February 1994

Ruth Shasteen

Four libraries in East‐Central Illinois established a model cooperative collection development project funded by a Library Services and Construction Act (LSCA) Grant for…

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Four libraries in East‐Central Illinois established a model cooperative collection development project funded by a Library Services and Construction Act (LSCA) Grant for the purpose of determining if the theory of cooperative collection development could actually be put into practice, specifically in the case of small rural libraries. The project proved to be very successful, demonstrating that theory can work in real situations. Cooperative collection development is a practical solution to problems created by underfunding, inadequate or underdeveloped collections, and long delivery times for interlibrary loans. This article will describe the demonstration project, the methods used to assess the collections, and the process of writing the cooperative plan.

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Collection Building, vol. 13 no. 2/3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0160-4953

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Publication date: 1 January 1978

Robert R. McClarren and Chairman

Under the Illinois Library System Act, the head librarians of the University of Illinois, Southern Illinois University, Chicago Public, and Illinois State Libraries, with…

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Under the Illinois Library System Act, the head librarians of the University of Illinois, Southern Illinois University, Chicago Public, and Illinois State Libraries, with the Chairman, Illinois State Library Advisory Committee, serve as the Research and Reference Center Committee. The R & R Committee's first duty in encouraging and in making available adequate library research and reference facilities for the residents of Illinois is “to develop long range acquisition policies to strengthen the existing collections and to avoid unnecessary duplication.” To this end, a subcommittee, broadly representative of the Illinois library community, was appointed late in 1975 with specific charge to identify unmet needs of the Illinois library and information network and to make recommendations to identify or to develop collections to meet these needs. The Subcommittee's report, accepted by the parent committee in February, 1977, follows. The R & R Committee directed that the report be distributed widely to library systems and to other appropriate groups in the state and that their consideration and response be aggressively sought, supported, and encouraged before the casting and adoption of the plan, the determination of priorities, and the implementation of the grand design. This plan is now before the Illinois library community for preview, with the anticipation that it will provoke the thought, reaction, and action vitally necessary to make it a vehicle for the continuance of the state's record of dynamic library development.

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Collection Building, vol. 1 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0160-4953

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Publication date: 1 March 1989

Paul H. Mosher

Resource sharing or cooperative collection development among American libraries is not new; history reveals waves of cooperative spirit over many decades. Librarians in…

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Resource sharing or cooperative collection development among American libraries is not new; history reveals waves of cooperative spirit over many decades. Librarians in the United States—at least since librarianship became a serious professional enterprise around the turn of the century—have exhibited a democratic altruism about information and its distribution that has resulted in the world's richest and most extensive library collections and a tradition of library service unmatched anywhere else on the globe. Cooperative collection development in one guise or another has long been a part of both that spirit and that enterprise.

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Collection Building, vol. 9 no. 3/4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0160-4953

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Publication date: 25 May 2012

Peter Collins

The paper ' s aim is to demonstrate how research libraries might overcome their reluctance to enter into cooperative collection development ventures by devising…

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Purpose

The paper ' s aim is to demonstrate how research libraries might overcome their reluctance to enter into cooperative collection development ventures by devising resource sharing partnerships and streamlining ILL operations to the extent that they can replace significant portions of local collections. The data obtained from these and other library services can be used to identify collection areas that are ripe for cooperative collecting.

Design/methodology/approach

The author uses data from the Borrow Direct cooperative to illustrate how efficient and effective ILL services have become, and identifies a number of data types that might be collected in a data repository and used to inform the construction of a successful cooperative collection development program.

Findings

A data repository consisting of the following data types will prove useful in outlining the parameters of a cooperative collection development program: ILL and circulation transactions, database usage statistics, online catalog searches, electronic resource access logs, courseware usage and resources, user demographics course offerings and enrollment, and funding sources.

Originality/value

Library managers and administrators interested in levels of library cooperation much deeper than the traditional ILL and consortial borrowing operations will find this article especially useful. The discussion of Metridoc and its application in building data repositories is also helpful.

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Interlending & Document Supply, vol. 40 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0264-1615

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Publication date: 1 February 1994

Bill Erbes

The Illinois Valley Library System (IVLS) has long been committed to coordinated cooperative collection development as an efficient, effective resource sharing mechanism…

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The Illinois Valley Library System (IVLS) has long been committed to coordinated cooperative collection development as an efficient, effective resource sharing mechanism. IVLS is a multi‐type, regional cooperative with 90 member libraries and headquarters located in Pekin, Illinois.

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Collection Building, vol. 13 no. 2/3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0160-4953

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Publication date: 1 April 1994

Kirsti Nilsen

“Public librarians are not interested in collection development issues.”

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“Public librarians are not interested in collection development issues.”

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Collection Building, vol. 13 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0160-4953

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