CDL, CRL & HT Collaboration Strategic Plan - 2023
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 2023
Objective 1: Reinforce and expand community engagement in the effort to embed shared print in the lifecycle of collections.
Facilitate meaningful connection across communities working to embed shared print in the lifecycle of collections
Facilitate the effective use of the CCH Trello board
Expand the community engaged in advancing the vision of embedding shared print in the lifecycle of collections
Objective 2: Improve the technology solutions that support embedding shared print in the lifecycle of collections.
Objective 3: Support the community in understanding sustainable models for shared print