RLG Partnership Meetings at ALA Midwinter

15–18 January 2010
Boston Convention and Exhibition Center
415 Summer Street
Boston, Massachusetts USA


We held our RLG Partnership Update Meeting as a webinar the week before ALA Midwinter, on Thursday, 7 January 2010. The webinar slides are available on our Web site in .pdf format. If you have questions, please get in touch.

In addition, we met with RLG partners in person at ALA Midwinter in Boston for updates and discussions on various aspects of work taking place within the RLG Partnership.

Friday, 15 January

Time Meeting

2:30–4:30 p.m. 

RLG Partners Metadata Managers Focus Group
by invitation only

Location: Marriott Copley Place, Grand Ballroom C/D

Contact: Karen_Smith-Yoshimura

4:00–6:00 p.m.

SHARES Roundtable Meeting

This meeting included a report on the "greening ILL practices" study currently being wrapped up by consultants from California Environmental Associates, managed by Dennis Massie and jointly sponsored by OCLC Research and the Delivery Services group at OCLC. It also included discussion of the sharing of special collections materials, with reports by the Sharing Special Collections Advisory Group and the ACRL/RBMS task force that is revising guidelines for sharing special items. In addition, nominees for the SHARES Executive Group 2010-2011 were announced, and opportunities for participating in various SHARES working groups were discussed.

The following presentation file from this meeting is available:

Location: Westin Waterfront, Alcott Room

Contact: Dennis_Massie

Saturday, 16 January

Time Meeting
5:30–7:30 p.m.

RLG Partnership Meet and Greet

RLG partners and OCLC Research program officers mixed and mingled .

Location: Westin Waterfront, OCLC Red Suite

Contact: Roy Tennant

Monday, 18 January

Time Meeting
10:30 a.m.–noon

RLG Heads of Systems
Open to all

This meeting covered issues of interest to systems librarians of RLG Partnership institutions, including OCLC services of particular importance to this group. It was open to anyone working in systems/IT, not just the heads of units.

Location: Westin Waterfront, OCLC Blue Suite

Contact: Roy Tennant

10:30 a.m.–noon

RLG Partnership Shared Print Update Session

This discussion centered on recent efforts to define policy and infrastructure requirements for building and managing shared print collections, including progress toward creating a decision tree to aid in the disposition of print journal backfiles and an update on the Cloud Library Project, an attempt to collectively enable research institutions to enact cooperative print management schemes.

The following presentation file from this meeting is available:

Location: Westin Waterfront, OCLC Red Suite

Contact: Dennis Massie

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