The article (open access) linked below was recently published by the Journal of Library Administration. The full text article is available via the journal’s website and/or via the Partnership for Shared Book Collections.
Project Director, Eastern Academic Scholars’ Trust (EAST)
Special Collections and Maine Shared Collections Librarian, University of Maine
Private Academic Library Network of Indiana (PALNI)
Journal of Library Administration, 60:7, 812-820
This article introduces the Partnership for Shared Book Collections, a federation of monograph shared print programs. Collaboration of programs at the network level allows for:
Reducing the cost of retaining the scholarly record through shared distribution of commitments;
Developing and promoting evidence-based best practices;
Increasing the effectiveness of communication with end-users and funders;
Tackling large-scale projects and research that are out of reach for individual shared print programs. This shared stewardship of collection is critical as local resources are depleted due to the COVID-19 pandemic and access to print for digitization increases.
Direct to Full Text Article
10 pages; PDF.