Orbis Cascade Alliance and OCLC

Consortium Conversations

Collection Directions: A conversation about shared library collections and services in a swiftly changing environment

Academic libraries increasingly define themselves in terms of student success, research support, and community engagement. We are seeing a major shift from the centrality of the collection, to services and to deeper engagement with changing research, teaching, and learning practices.

In the video below, join the Orbis Cascade Alliance and OCLC in an exploration of how this landscape is evolving and how member libraries are adapting, including a keynote address by Lorcan Dempsey, Chief Strategist and Vice President of Membership and Research at OCLC, followed by a lively panel discussion featuring a cross-section of library leaders from Orbis Cascade Alliance, and an audience Q&A.

Explore library collaboration and collective collections

Operationalizing the BIG Collective Collection: A Case Study of Consolidation vs Autonomy
2019, Lorcan Dempsey, Constance Malpas, Mark Sandler

Academic Library Futures in a Diversified University System.
In: Gleason N. (eds) Higher Education in the Era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
Palgrave Macmillan, Singapore
2018, Lorcan Dempsey, Constance Malpas

Collection Directions: The Evolution of Library Collections and Collecting
2014, Lorcan Dempsey, Constance Malpas, and Brian Lavoie