Shared Print Monographs: Making it Work – an ALCTS Preconference

To date, shared print programs have focused largely on journals. Monographs pose a different challenge, and require new approaches. Information from circulation and holdings records can help libraries share responsibility for print collections, while enabling careful drawdown of surplus copies and protection of the scholarly record. This preconference will highlight the experiences of several groups: Michigan Shared Print Initiative, Connect New York, Maine Shared Collection Strategy, the California State University system, and others.

Join your colleagues for this important one day event -
Thursday, June 27, 2013, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Chicago, IL.

The Program:

  • Introduction

    Rick Lugg,
    Sustainable Collection Services
  • Origins of a Shared Print Project: Vision/Mandate/Goals

    Gerry Hanley, Senior Director, Academic Technology Services, California State University, Office of the Chancellor; Alice Kawakami, University Librarian, California State University/Los Angeles; Clem Guthro, Director of the Colby College Libraries and a Principal Investigator for Maine Shared Collection Strategy
  • Communication, Project Management & Decision-Making

    Debra Bucher
    , Head of Collection Development & Research Services, Vassar College & Co-Coordinator, Connect New York Shared Print Archiving Project; Matthew Revitt, Program Manager, Maine Shared Collection Strategy
  • Group Policies and Decisions: The Memorandum of Understanding

    Dr. Barbara Cockrell
    , Associate Dean for Collections & Technical Services, Western Michigan University & Michigan Shared Print Initiative (MI-SPI); Emily Hutton-Hughes, Head of Collection Development, Colgate University & Co-Coordinator, Connect New York (CNY) Shared Print Archiving Project
  • Data Wrangling for Shared Print Monographs

    Sara Amato
    , Systems Librarian, Maine Shared Collection Strategy; Andy Breeding, Chief Analytics Officer, Sustainable Collection Services
  • Modeling Shared Print Scenarios: Using Data to Inform Policies & Decisions

    Panel: Collections Heads and Data Managers
  • Sharing the Benefits & Monitoring Progress

    Doug Way, Head of Collections & Scholarly Communications, Grand Valley State University & Michigan Shared Print Initiative (MI-SPI); Randy Dykhuis, Executive Director, Midwest Collaborative for Library Services & Michigan Shared Print Initiative (MI-SPI)

Registration for the 2013 Annual Conference is NOT required to attend the preconference.

To register online, go to

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To register by mail, click here to download the registration form.

Preconference Event Code: ALC1

Registration Fees: $219 ALCTS member, $269 ALA member, $319 non-member, $99 retired members and students

ALCTS is a division of the American Library Association.