A Collective Collection refers to the shared resources of multiple libraries, archives, and museums. Collective Collections can be leveraged to benefit all institutional stakeholders, including researchers, scholars, students, and patrons.
OCLC Research’s Collective Collection work provides evidence and insight to support decision-making into how cultural heritage institutions organize shared collections and services. Through this work, OCLC Research is helping to create a more connected, collaborative landscape for libraries, archives, and museums, with the goal of making collections more accessible, impactful, and cost-efficient.
OCLC: Enabling Collaboration and Innovation With and Between Academic Libraries, Nationally and Internationally
4 April 2018
Andrew K. Pace
This chapter, excerpted from Collaboration and the Academic Library, identifies OCLC as an example of academic library cooperation on a global and national scale. It explores OCLC membership and governance structures, cooperative data and services, and reflects on challenges in growing a library cooperative.