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 2021
Objective 1: Increase community engagement in the effort to embed shared print in the lifecycle of collections.
Increase knowledge about embedding shared print in lifecycle of collections
Create engagement structure with an emphasis on participant diversity
Initiate vendor participation to explore solutions
Objective 2: Improve the technology solutions that support embedding shared print in the lifecycle of collections.
Enhance existing tools to better serve our community
Map of shared print use cases in the lifecycle of collections
Submit grant proposal for funding a TBD tool