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The International Association of University Libraries (IATUL) invites you to attend the 37th Annual IATUL Conference in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

This year’s theme is Leadership in a Sea of Change, and reflects not only Nova Scotia’s location by the ocean, but also provides the opportunity to share cutting edge experiences and knowledge during this time of continuing change in the world of libraries.
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Tuesday, June 7 • 16:00 - 17:30
Parallel Session 4A (Physical library, learning spaces) Shared Print Monographs: Analysis and Action

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The role of local print book collections is changing. Competition for library space, declining circulation, and improved ability to share collections have caused significant changes in how those collections are managed. Since 2011, Sustainable Collection Services (SCS) has worked with academic libraries to develop services and tools that provide rich context for decisions to retain, store, or withdraw specific items. Increasingly, consortia and other groups are collaborating, using tools such as the GreenGlass group features to model and allocate retention commitments, and to create a monographs safety net, which enables other group members to withdraw surplus copies.

Join us as we discuss techniques developed and lessons learned from projects with EAST (Eastern Academic Scholars’ Trust), Michigan Shared Print Initiative, Academic Libraries of Indiana, Central Iowa Collaborative Collections Initiative, Maine Shared Collections, and others.

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Rick Lugg

Rick has worked with academic libraries since 1983. As a consultant and vendor, he has written approval plans, streamlined workflows, evaluated collections, and designed library-friendly products and services. He holds an MLS from Simmons College. In 2007, Rick saw a growing need to weed monographs collections—responsibly, intelligently, and efficiently. He and his partners founded Sustainable Collection Services in 2011 to build a... Read More →


Tuesday June 7, 2016 16:00 - 17:30
CHEB - C264 5793 University Ave

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