Two items from the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL) follow below.
2013-2014 Annual Report
The Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL) recently published their first annual annual report covering the 2013-2014 program year.
Here’s one passage from the report:
Our programs to coordinate the Sharing of Long-Term Stewardship For Print Materials continued to expand. Our Collaborative Federal Depository Program facilitated the growth of FDLP collections at select libraries, and more than 12,000 FDLP items were re-housed for new uses in depository libraries via ASERL’s disposition software during the year.
ASERL’s joint program with the Washington Research Library Consortium (WRLC) to retain print journals — now called “Scholars Trust” also witnessed significant growth in the shared print archive, and new technologies to manage the retained collections came online. ASERL launched a new pilot program to determine the feasibility and
utility of retaining print reference materials.
We also celebrated the success of a new Reciprocal ILL Agreement between ASERL and WRLC, which, during its fi rst year of operation, provided no-fee, priority service to resource sharing requests that circulated over 200,000 items.
The report also contains a look at the most viewed ASERL web pages, Top 5 webinar recordings, a summary of ASERL financials, and more.
Direct to the Complete ASERL 2013-2014 Annual Report.
2. Materials from 2014 ASERL Membership Meeting
The ASERL Fall 2014 Membership Meeting took place in Atlanta on November 19-20, 2014. The complete agenda is available here. Some slide presentations from the meeting are now available online including:
A. Presentation: HathiTrust: Forecast for the Future, Ways ASERL Can Help
Speaker: Mike Furlough, Executive Director, HT (PDF Slides)
B. The Whys & Hows: Optimizing In-House Resources for Digitization
Speakers: Opening Comments: Kate Boyd, University of South Carolina (PPTX Slides) & Lars Meyer, Emory University (PPTX Slides)
C. Analyses of Ithaka’s Local Surveys on ASERL Campuses
Speaker: Roger Schonfeld, Ithaka S+R (PDF Slides)