CDL, CRL & HT Collaboration Strategic Plan - 2021
The future of print collections is shared. Embedding shared print within the lifecycle of library collections promotes equity of access, enriches the scholarly record and increases opportunities for research and teaching. A well-developed collaborative and interoperable infrastructure ensures we will realize the full potential of our networks and their collective collections.
The California Digital Library, the Center for Research Libraries, and HathiTrust are committed to shared print’s integration into the scholarly ecosystem by developing shared, interoperable infrastructure. We see this collaboration as an opportunity to shift the shared print paradigm so that the work is not tangential to the traditional collection, but fully integrated into the life-cycle of collections (from acquisitions to discovery and resource-sharing). The work we are facilitating will be guided by our principles and centered on our assumptions.
Objectives for 2022
Objective 1: Reinforce and expand community engagement in the effort to embed shared print in the lifecycle of collections.
Amplify summit discussions about the value of collaboration, pathways to sustainability and the lens of DEI to facilitate embedding shared print in the collections lifecycle
Facilitate summit commitments to action
Compile, prioritize, and publicly post work in progress and gaps in effort across the collections lifecycle
Objective 2: Improve the technology solutions that support embedding shared print in the lifecycle of collections.
Objective 3: Define a metric to measure the success of CCH key results.