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Big Shifts: Libraries, Collections, Networks

Big Shifts: Libraries, Collections, Networks

By Lorcan Dempsey

ALA Midwinter
Philadelphia, PA, USA

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. This presentation frames important changes, identifies patterns in library responses, and discusses how they can use trends to their advantage. It draws on an extensive record of OCLC Research work on the future of libraries, on the shifting boundaries and character of library collections, on research support, on library collaboration, and on the shift to open.

File: pptx, 24.6MB   Topics: Collective Collections, Open Access

Operationalizing the Collective Collection: A Case Study of Consolidation vs Autonomy

Operationalizing the Collective Collection: A Case Study of Consolidation vs Autonomy

By Lorcan Dempsey

BTAA ILL Coordinators Meeting, University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN (USA)

Dempsey presents a case study describing the benefits of consolidating collective collections and provides recommendations for managing, building, and coordinating a system-wide library.

File: pptx, 25.7MB   Topics: Collective Collections

The Limits to Growth: an Introduction

The Limits to Growth: An Introduction

By Chela Scott Weber

RBMS 2019
Baltimore, MD (USA)

While colleagues in the circulating library have developed sophisticated collective collection strategies as an alternative to building comprehensive collections, the growth imperative has gone relatively unexamined in special collections. This panel explores our responsibilities related to resource allocation and collection growth in the age of climate change, and imagine what it might look like to alter our growth patterns.   

File: pptx, 14.5MB   Topics: Collective Collections

Collections, the Network, and Library Collaboration

Collections, the Network, and Library Collaboration

By Lorcan Dempsey

University of Minnesota Libraries
Minneapolis, MN (USA)

Dempsey discusses the changing role of collections in research libraries and trends including inside out, facilitated, and collective collections.

File: pptx, 12.5MB   Topics: Collective Collections, Collection Management, Library Consortia

Libraries, Library Users, and Collections

Libraries, Library Users, and Collections

By Lorcan Dempsey

Jack E. & Debbie T. Thomas Endowed Lecture Series
Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri (USA).

Lorcan Dempsey, Vice President of Membership and Research, and Chief Strategist, at OCLC discusses three trends that are changing the character of library collections: the facilitated collection, the collective collection, and the inside-out collection.

File: pptx, 11.8MB   Topics: Collective Collections

The Network Reshapes the Research Library Collection

The Network Reshapes the Research Library Collection

By Lorcan Dempsey

CONUL Annual Conference
Athlone, (Ireland)

Dempsey provides an in-depth look into library collection trends, including collective collections, reconfiguration of research work, and reconfiguration of information space.

File: pptx, 12.2MB   Topics: Collective Collections

Some Collection Directions: Inside Out, Facilitated, Collective

Some Collection Directions: Inside Out, Facilitated, Collective

By Lorcan Dempsey

Ohio Valley Technical Services Group Conference
Cincinnati, Ohio (USA)

Learn about new and evolving directions in collection management in libraries, including concepts such as inside out collections, facilitated collections, and collective collections.

File: pptx, 23.3MB   Topics: Collective Collections

Collections: Inside Out, Facilitated, and Collective

Collections: Inside Out, Facilitated, and Collective

By Lorcan Dempsey

The Big Ten Academic Alliance Collective Collection
West Lafayette, Indiana (USA)

In this presentation, Dempsey examines the Big Ten Academic Alliance Collective Collection, showing trends and directions in collection management for the future.

File: pptx, 30.3MB   Topics: Collective Collections