November 29, 2015

Maine Shared Collections Strategy (MSCS): New Slide Deck Provides Preliminary Analysis of Collective Collection

About a month ago Library Journal’s Michael Kelley wrote an in-depth overview of the Maine Shared Collections Strategy (MSCS).

Kelley Writes:

Eight of Maine’s largest libraries, both public and academic, are about halfway through a major and distinctive project for the shared management and archiving of their print collections and the integration of digital editions into a statewide catalog.

The drivers of the Maine Shared Collections Strategy (MSCS)—lack of available space, budget cuts, low usage per cost and availability of electronic resources—are common throughout the library world.

Today, slides from meeting that toke place on Monday (April 8, 2013) were made available online.

The 64 slides are titled: Preliminary Analysis of Maine Shared Collections Strategy (MSCS).

They deck includes information about:

  • Project Goals
  • Project Schedule
  • Summary Data

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