FROM OUr Directors
Center for Research Libraries
“Libraries have long known how to harness the power of collaboration through consortia; and when consortia partner with each other, libraries realize the benefits of collaboration at scale. I am thrilled to have HathiTrust, CDL, and CRL partnering to shape the next phase of shared print. To my mind, it’s the right group of academic partners, working on the right topic, to leverage the opportunities of the present moment.”
"Like CDL and CRL, we’ve long been committed to community-focused work on shared print, and, like them, we’ve become attuned to the need for deeper alignment among our many different regional networks so that we can ensure sustained future access to research collections. Working with CRL and CDL won’t make this less hard, but I believe our collaboration brings together complementary strengths that we can use for the community's benefit."
Associate Vice Provost & Executive Director
California Digital Library
“Looking back on our present crisis, I’d like to be able to say that we didn’t just work harder to win the future, but that we learned how to work smarter. We’re intentionally creating a broad coalition that can go further on Shared Print issues than we each could on our own. I’m committed to this community-anchored work.”