MAR 27

Regional Print Management: Right-Scaling Solutions Symposium

Library managers, collection development officers, consortium administrators and others interested in shared print were invited and encouraged to attend this event co-sponsored by OCLC Research, the CIC and The Ohio State University Library, with support from OhioLINK. #regionalprint

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The goal of this symposium was to broaden community conversation about regional print management strategies.

During the symposium, in-person and online attendees heard from library leaders who are actively implementing shared print arrangements at a variety of scales, from small consortia to state and region-wide initiatives. Key findings from an OCLC Research and Ohio State University Library analysis of CIC print books were also shared and used to anchor discussions about the opportunities for cooperative management of monographic collections. This investigation considered academic collections from three different perspectives: as an institutional resource, as a shared consortial resource, and as part of a loosely coordinated larger system of libraries. Findings from the study were published in the OCLC Research report, Right-scaling Stewardship: A Multi-scale Perspective on Cooperative Print Management.

  • View the symposium videos on YouTube
  • View the symposium photos on Flickr
  • Download the presenters' slides in the agenda below

Agenda Day 1: Thursday, 27 March 2014

1:00-2:00 p.m.

Welcome - Chip Nilges, OCLC

Opening Remarks - Kim Armstrong, CIC

Keynote - Brian Lavoie and Constance Malpas, OCLC Research

2:00-3:30 p.m.

Panel - Right-scaling Stewardship for Print Monographs

Bob Kieft, Occidental College [Chair]

  • Slides (.pptx: 57KB/6 slides)

Scott Seaman, Ohio University/OhioLINK

  • Slides (.ppt: 1.3MB/11 slides)

Mark Sandler, CIC 

  • Slides (.pptx: 19.5MB/9 slides)

Matthew Sheehy, Harvard University/HathiTrust

  • Slides (.pptx: 147KB/8 slides)


3:30-4:00 p.m.


4:00-5:30 p.m.

Panel - Selecting for Sustainability

Lizanne Payne, Shared Print Consultant [Chair]

Jake Nadal, Princeton University/ReCAP

Clem Guthro, Colby College/Maine Shared Collections

  • Slides (.pptx: 1.7MB/38 slides)

Pamela Grudzien, Central Michigan University/MI-SPI

5:30-5:45 p.m.

Remarks - Chip Nilges, OCLC

Agenda Day 2: Friday, 28 March 2014

8:30-9:30 a.m.

Welcome - Gwen Evans, OhioLINK

Keynote - Roger Schonfeld, Ithaka S+R

9:30-10:00 a.m.
10:00-11:45 a.m.

Panel:  Operations and Services

Arnold Hirshon, Case Western Reserve University/OhioLINK

Emily Stambaugh, University of California/WEST 

  • Slides (.pptx: 566KB/12 slides)

Kathi Carlisle Fountain, Orbis-Cascade 

  • Slides (.pptx: 436KB/6 slides)

Tom Teper, University of Illinois/CARLI 

11:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

Closing Plenary - Carol Pitts Diedrichs, The Ohio State University Libraries

Start Date

27 March 2014

End Date

27 March 2014


Dublin, Ohio


OCLC Conference Center