November 25, 2020

Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL) Publishes First-Ever Annual Report and Materials From Fall 2014 Membership Meeting

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.

The four page document is available here (PDF).

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)

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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