Operationalizing the Art Research Collective Collection: progress report
OCLC Research staff will present a progress report at the midway point of the two-year Operationalizing the Art Research Collective Collection project.
The goal of the OpArt project is to help art libraries identify potential collaborative models to address shared sustainability barriers and consider practically what institutions will need to make these models operational. The original plan called for four phases of work spread over two years:
- Analyze art library collections
- Analyze art library collection sharing patterns
- Conduct case studies of existing partnerships that art libraries have established with each other and with other types of libraries
- Synthesize findings and provide general recommendations for creating and maintaining cross-institutional relationships that help art libraries manage partnerships around their collections and sustain access to art research materials
We made significant progress in year one. Major milestones include:
- Convening and collaborating with our Advisory Board
- Identifying 85 North American art libraries whose aggregated holdings as represented in WorldCat will serve as a proxy for the art research collective collection
- Completing preliminary collections analysis of that proxy collective collection
- Building a dataset of all interlibrary loan transactions since 2016 where one of the 85 art libraries was a borrower or lender
The collections and ILL analysis is ongoing. Join us on January 25th for a year-one progress report and hear about next steps.
Email Dennis Massie to register.
This session is open to staff at all RLP member institutions and will be of interest to those working in the areas of institutional partnerships, collections management, and resource sharing.