Regional Print Management Symposium videos feature tips for implementing shared print arrangements

These videos will be of interest to library managers, collection development officers, consortium administrators and others interested in shared print.

Hosted by OCLC Research, the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC) and The Ohio State University Libraries, the symposium took place 27-28 March 2014 in Dublin, Ohio to broaden community conversation about regional print management strategies. OhioLINK was also proud to support and participate in this regional research collaboration.

During the symposium, library leaders who were actively implementing shared print arrangements at a variety of scales, from small consortia to state and region-wide initiatives, shared their experiences. 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.

A total of 8 videos from the symposium are available. View the videos on YouTube, view photos from the symposium on Flickr, or see the event page to view the full agenda and to download the presenters' slides.

For more information:

Eric Childress
Consulting Project Manager
OCLC Research

Melissa Renspie
Senior Communications Officer
OCLC Research


Quick links:

Regional Print Management:Right-scaling Solutions Symposium

  • videos [link]
  • photos [link]
  • event page (includes agenda and links to presenters' slides) [link]

OCLC Research report, Right-scaling Stewardship: A Multi-scale Perspective on Cooperative Print Management [link]

The Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC) [link]

The Ohio State University Libraries [link]

OhioLINK [link]

OCLC Research activity, Right-scaling Stewardship: A System-wide Perspective on Print Books in the CIC [link]