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70 New Branches Overnight Linda Sturgeon Hutch Tibbetts Laurie Van Court Douglas County Libraries, Castle Rock, CO
Or,  How a Public Library Shared Its Databases, Built Relationships and Saved Taxpayers Money
A little history
The Players <ul><li>Douglas County Libraries </li></ul><ul><li>Douglas County School District </li></ul>
Comparisons <ul><li>2008 election results </li></ul>
Resources Total 2008 Logins: Selected Douglas County Libraries Databases 564 Science Resource Center 965 Opposing Viewpoin...
Cultures Degrees of Magnitude 5 members, appointed 7 members, elected Governing Board 7 84 No. of Branches 247 5,158 No. F...
Organization charts
Douglas County Libraries
Douglas County School District
School culture Site-based management An approach to school management that shifts responsibility for the governance and co...
Is it simply good manners & playing well with others? <ul><li>Photo copyright: Cornell Capa.; Time &  </li></ul><ul><li>Li...
School Liaison Program
Communication <ul><li>Subject matter experts </li></ul><ul><li>Technical issues </li></ul><ul><li>Points of contact </li><...
Tools <ul><li>Mailing list for school liaisons </li></ul><ul><li>Social networking tool    for school media specialists </...
Behind the scenes
License agreements <ul><li>Contract wording </li></ul><ul><li>Renegotiations </li></ul>
Gale relationship
Gale relationship Original proposal <ul><li>Discounts off list price </li></ul><ul><li>Ownership of BRC and LRC   digital ...
Gale relationship Second proposal <ul><li>Substantial reduction in price </li></ul><ul><li>3-year term   contingent on exp...
AIRS package through BCR <ul><li>Discount for middle and high schools </li></ul><ul><li>Elementary schools   Kids Info Bit...
Negotiating Be willing to sacrifice <ul><li>Talking picture book </li></ul><ul><li>Online encyclopedia </li></ul>
Be open  to trying something new
DCL/DCSD School Collaboration Costs $27,970.40 $21,011 $8,975 $7,180 World Book Online $ 7,020 N/A N/A TumbleBooks Library...
Measuring success
Measuring success <ul><li>Database vendors </li></ul>Traditionally
Measuring success In-house tracking <ul><li>Within network </li></ul><ul><li>Outside the library </li></ul>
Internal tracking tools Database Time stamp IP address Referring URL
Quantifying results
Eliminating obstacles Bundling resources IP authentication <ul><li>Elementary </li></ul><ul><li>Middle school </li></ul>Te...
School resources
Elementary school resources
Middle school resources
High school resources
Marketing Icons <ul><li>Developed in-house </li></ul>
Marketing School District website
Marketing School website
What’s next?
Any questions?
Thanks!
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How a Public Library Shared Its Databases, Built Relationships and Saved Taxpayers Money

The scenario: On one side, a school district with 55,000 students lost its funding for online databases. On the other, a library district wasn’t generating enough use of its electronic resources. What did they do? Collaborate. Discover what Douglas County Schools and Douglas County Libraries did to create a successful partnership, overcoming cultural and financial obstacles, promoting information literacy, and increasing database use to benefit the whole county.

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  1. 1. 70 New Branches Overnight Linda Sturgeon Hutch Tibbetts Laurie Van Court Douglas County Libraries, Castle Rock, CO
  2. 2. Or, How a Public Library Shared Its Databases, Built Relationships and Saved Taxpayers Money
  3. 3. A little history
  4. 4. The Players <ul><li>Douglas County Libraries </li></ul><ul><li>Douglas County School District </li></ul>
  5. 5. Comparisons <ul><li>2008 election results </li></ul>
  6. 6. Resources Total 2008 Logins: Selected Douglas County Libraries Databases 564 Science Resource Center 965 Opposing Viewpoints 1,859 Literature Resource Center 3,092 Biography Resource Center 262 EBSCO MAS Ultra School Edition 1,109 Student Resource Center Gold 192 EBSCO Middle Search Plus 1,106 ABC-CLIO History & Government 1,316 World Book Online 4,169 CultureGrams 306 EBSCO Kids Search 2008 Uses Database
  7. 7. Cultures Degrees of Magnitude 5 members, appointed 7 members, elected Governing Board 7 84 No. of Branches 247 5,158 No. FTE Employees (2008) $21,251,179 $451,390,619 2009 Budget 173,660 58,723 No. Reg. Customers (2008) Library District School District Category
  8. 8. Organization charts
  9. 9. Douglas County Libraries
  10. 10. Douglas County School District
  11. 11. School culture Site-based management An approach to school management that shifts responsibility for the governance and control of schools from the central school district authorities into the hands of teachers, administrators, community members, and others at the level of the individual school… Collins, John W. III, & O’Brien, Nancy Patricia (Eds.). 2003. The Greenwood Dictionary of Education. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press.
  12. 12. Is it simply good manners & playing well with others? <ul><li>Photo copyright: Cornell Capa.; Time & </li></ul><ul><li>Life Pictures/Getty Images; May 01, 1946; </li></ul><ul><li>RM, personal/educational </li></ul>Or, is it something that can be uniquely relevant to facilitation activity?
  13. 13. School Liaison Program
  14. 14. Communication <ul><li>Subject matter experts </li></ul><ul><li>Technical issues </li></ul><ul><li>Points of contact </li></ul>
  15. 15. Tools <ul><li>Mailing list for school liaisons </li></ul><ul><li>Social networking tool for school media specialists </li></ul>
  16. 16. Behind the scenes
  17. 17. License agreements <ul><li>Contract wording </li></ul><ul><li>Renegotiations </li></ul>
  18. 18. Gale relationship
  19. 19. Gale relationship Original proposal <ul><li>Discounts off list price </li></ul><ul><li>Ownership of BRC and LRC digital archives </li></ul><ul><li>New additions: Global Issues in Context </li></ul>
  20. 20. Gale relationship Second proposal <ul><li>Substantial reduction in price </li></ul><ul><li>3-year term contingent on expected usage </li></ul>
  21. 21. AIRS package through BCR <ul><li>Discount for middle and high schools </li></ul><ul><li>Elementary schools Kids Info Bits </li></ul>
  22. 22. Negotiating Be willing to sacrifice <ul><li>Talking picture book </li></ul><ul><li>Online encyclopedia </li></ul>
  23. 23. Be open to trying something new
  24. 24. DCL/DCSD School Collaboration Costs $27,970.40 $21,011 $8,975 $7,180 World Book Online $ 7,020 N/A N/A TumbleBooks Library $ 7,155 N/A $0.00 $2,225 Kids InfoBits (added by Gale late in contract) N/A N/A $801 $3,590 CultureGrams $ 16,166 $6,868 $0.00 Opposing Viewpoints $45,019 N/A Literature Resource Center** $ 15,491 N/A N/A Global Issues in Context $19,717 N/A Biography Resource Center** $12,177 Gale Databases (packaging the following) Science Online Modern World History Online Ancient History Online American History Online N/A $0.00 $16,915.20 FactsOnFile (packaging the following) $15,000 $6,077.40 $15,000 AIRS Academic/Business/K-12 pkg. DCSD List Price DCL Cost 2008 DCSD Cost 2008 School portion DCL portion Product
  25. 25. Measuring success
  26. 26. Measuring success <ul><li>Database vendors </li></ul>Traditionally
  27. 27. Measuring success In-house tracking <ul><li>Within network </li></ul><ul><li>Outside the library </li></ul>
  28. 28. Internal tracking tools Database Time stamp IP address Referring URL
  29. 29. Quantifying results
  30. 30. Eliminating obstacles Bundling resources IP authentication <ul><li>Elementary </li></ul><ul><li>Middle school </li></ul>Technical support <ul><li>Referring URLs </li></ul><ul><li>High school </li></ul>
  31. 31. School resources
  32. 32. Elementary school resources
  33. 33. Middle school resources
  34. 34. High school resources
  35. 35. Marketing Icons <ul><li>Developed in-house </li></ul>
  36. 36. Marketing School District website
  37. 37. Marketing School website
  38. 38. What’s next?
  39. 39. Any questions?
  40. 40. Thanks!
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