Volume 10 Number 3
We're All in this Together: SUNY Borrowing Task Force Pre-Conference (SUNYLA 2008)
The SUNY Borrowing Task Force held a one day pre-conference on June 11, in conjunction with the 2008 SUNYLA Conference at SUNY Potsdam. The purpose of the pre-conference was to review the Task Force's recommendations to date. In summary, those recommendations include:
Please see the Task Force report for more complete details and a comprehensive list of recommendations.
Currently, over 90% of SUNY libraries are utilizing ILLiad. This includes 29 libraries that have taken advantage of discounted pricing as a result of the SUNY Borrowing initiative.
In addition the Task Force sought input for two items that still need to be reported to SAC:
The Task Force’s utilized the pre-conference to test two assumptions:
The Task Force specifically targeted resource sharing librarians, acquisitions librarians and collections librarians for participation. Julia Gammon, from Akron University and Sherry Buchanan from Portland State University were recruited to present to the participants on their activities in cooperative collection development and purchase on demand.
The pre-conference was designed to allow for significant time for discussion and interactive exchange of ideas. Participants were actively engaged and contributed many interesting ideas and perspectives. From the Task Force perspective, the major themes coming out of the pre-conference were:
SUNY Borrowing Task Force is comprised of Community College Representatives, Amy Hillick (Orange) and David Moore (Schenectady); Comprehensive College Representatives, Nancy Alzo (Potsdam) and Michelle Parry (Oswego); College of Technology Representative, Gregg Kiehl (Cobleskill); University Center Representatives, Carol Clemente (Binghamton) and Karen Senglaup (Buffalo); Other Doctoral Representative, Juanetta LeGree (Downstate Medical); Nylink Consultant, Jon Penn; and OLIS Representative, Carey Hatch (ex officio).
The discussion continues on http://sunyborrowing.ning.com/. The SUNY Borrowing Task Force will be submitting its final report to the Advisory Council soon. Thanks to organizers, presenters and participants of "We're All in this Together: Building, Sharing and Delivering the SUNY Collection."