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Report on the Rethinking Resource Sharing Initiative Report on the Rethinking Resource Sharing Initiative Presentation Transcript

  • Report on the Rethinking Resource Sharing Initiative Tanner Wray, University of Maryland Libraries NELINET Annual Resource Sharing Spring Meeting, New London, NH June 6, 2008
  • Introductions
    • Library type
    • Job function
  • Overview
    • A Little Background on Why to Rethink
    • Goals of the Initiative
    • Key Projects
      • Policies Committee
      • Manifesto
      • Innovation Awards
      • Interoperability Committee
      • GoGetter
      • Marketing Committee
      • User Needs Committee
      • Delivery Committee
      • Forum III – 2007
      • ALA STARS Rethinking Resource Sharing Preconference 2008
    • Discussion
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  • What is the Rethinking Resource Sharing Initiative?
    • an ad hoc group
    • that advocates
    • for a complete rethink
    • of the way libraries
    • conduct resource sharing
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  • What’s different?
    • Internet has changed user expectations
    • Everyone manages information differently
    • More people work outside the library context
  • Mission
    • Rethinking Resource Sharing
    • Inspiring Libraries
    • Empowering People
  • Strategies
    • Focus on user needs
    • Put services on websites
    • Offer services outside the library
    • Look for useful models outside the library
    • Use fees when free service isn’t possible
    • Measure user satisfaction
    • Remain vendor neutral
  • Partner Organizations
  • Policies Committee
    • Purpose
    • Housed within ALA/RUSA/STARS
    • Finalized the Manifesto for Rethinking Resource Sharing
      • What is it?
      • 7 principles
    • http://www.ala.org/ala/rusa/rusaourassoc/rusasections/stars/starssections/committeesa/rrscomm/rrscomm.html
    • http://rethinkingresourcesharing.org/manifesto.html
  • Manifesto
    • Fewer restrictions
      • Imposed only as necessary
      • Lowest possible barriers to fulfillment presented
    • “ Restrictions shall only be imposed as necessary by individual institutions with the goal that the lowest-possible-barriers-to-fulfillment are presented to the user.”
  • Manifesto
    • 2. Users can choose from options
      • delivery format
      • method of delivery
      • fulfillment type
        • loan, copy, digital copy, and purchase
    • “ Library users shall be given appropriate options for delivery format, method of delivery, and fulfillment type, including loan, copy, digital copy, and purchase.”
  • Manifesto
    • 3. Global access
      • Use both formal and informal networking agreements
      • Goal is lowest barrier to fulfillment
    • “ Global access to sharable resources shall be encouraged through formal and informal networking agreements with the goal towards lowest-barrier-to-fulfillment.”
  • Manifesto
    • 4. Share resources from all types of cultural institutions
      • Libraries
      • Archives
      • Museums
      • Expertise of all types utilized
    • “ Sharable resources shall include those held in cultural institutions of all sorts : libraries, archives, museums, and the expertise of those employed in such places.”
  • Manifesto
    • 5. Reference service facilitates sharing
      • Use reference expertise to aid fulfillment
      • No findable object should be totally unattainable
    • “ Reference services are a vital component to resource sharing and delivery and shall be made readily accessible from any initial "can't supply this" response. No material that is findable should be totally unattainable.”
  • Manifesto
    • 6. Offer service for a fee rather than refusing service
      • Strive to achieve services that are not more expensive than commercial services
    • “ Libraries should offer service at a fair price rather than refuse but should strive to achieve services that are not more expensive than commercial services, e.g. bookshops.”
  • Manifesto
    • 7. Everyone a library user
      • Registration should be as easy as signing up for commercial web services
    • “ Library registration should be as easy as signing up for commercial web based services . Everyone can be a library user.”
  • Manifesto Endorsements
    • ALA/RUSA/STARS Executive Committee, Jan 2007
    • ALA/RUSA/STARS Rethinking Resource Sharing Policies Committee, Jan 2007
    • Rethinking Resource Sharing Steering Committee, Feb 2007
    • IFLA Document Delivery and Resource Sharing Standing Committee, May 2007
    • MAILL (Maryland Interlibrary Loan), Oct 18, 2007
  • Policies – Next Steps
    • Endorsement of the Manifesto by state library associations and state library agencies
    • “… . by affirming the Manifesto, {state} libraries agree to uphold the principles by doing these things…. 1. 2. 3. …. ”
  • MAILL ( Ma ryland I nter l ibrary L oan*)
    • October 18, 2007
      • Affirmed the Manifesto
      • Affirming means…
    • 2008
      • Challenging members to move beyond affirming and put solutions into practice
      • * http://www.maill.sailorsite.net/
  • Policies Committee
    • Facilitators Guide
      • Posted online (RRS website)
      • Use to Inform a local discussion
    • http://rethinkingresourcesharing.org/docs/facil-guide.doc
  • Next Steps
    • Collect examples for each of the 7 points in the Manifesto for Rethinking Resource Sharing
  • Other Policy Ideas (Some Radical!)
    • Floating collections
    • Purchase on demand & give to requester
    • User purchases & donates to library
    • Direct delivery to patrons from lending library
    • 7-day/week deliveries
    • No due dates, no overdues
    • Automatic renewals unless requested
  • 2008 RRS Innovation Awards
    • Recognizing and honoring individual or institution for changes they made to improve users’ access to information through resource sharing in their library, consortium or state.
    • $1,000 cash awards in 2008 sponsored by Alliance of Library Networks
  • RRS Innovation Awards Factors
    • Impact on users
    • Scalability
    • Sustainability
    • Ability for other libraries/consortia to replicate the idea
    • Initiative and risk taking
  • 2008 RRS Innovation Award Winners
    • North Carolina Libraries for Virtual Education (NC LIVE) program. Streams video files to member library users wherever they are on the web
    • New York Reference and Research Resources Councils (NY3Rs). Nine multi-type library networks serving all libraries in New York State. IDS (Information Delivery Services) Project
    • http://rethinkingresourcesharing.org/innovation.html
  • Interoperability Committee
    • GoGetter (GetIt) plug-in Project
      • Open-source
      • Offers options to get information
    • Seeking additional committee members
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  • Status of GoGetter
    • Interoperability Committee
      • Completed the GoGetter prototype
      • Updated the functional specs
      • Worked with RRS Marketing Committee for name/branding
      • Developed base-level documentation
      • Awaits OCLC to complete the open source licensing
  • Marketing Committee
    • Branding of the GetIt Prototype = GoGetter
    • Created RRS logo design
    • Designed stickers for distribution
    • Tracked
      • Articles, including Interface v. 30, no. 1 http://www.ala.org/ala/ascla/asclapubs/interface/currentedition/currentedition.cfm
      • Presentations, including http://www.rethinkingresourcesharing.org/
    • Seeking additional committee members
  • User Needs Committee
    • Gain insight into the needs of the common user inside and outside the library environment
    • Need a chair for the committee
    • Need committee member volunteers
  • Delivery Committee
    • Physical and virtual delivery of materials is important
    • Brainstorm of ideas
      • Give users multiple options for delivery
      • Use partnerships outside the library
      • Download articles to PDAs
  • Delivery Committee
    • Pick up at lockers outside the library and non-library locations
    • ILL floating collection
    • State-wide or national courier service
    • Need additional committee members
  • Finance Committee
    • Will identify sources of funding for implementing Initiative activities
    • New Committee
    • Chair and Members Needed
  • Learning More About RRS
  • 2007 RRS Forum III April 19-20, 2007
    • Michael Stephens, Dominican University and blogger for Tame the Web: Libraries and Technology, “Technology Trends 2007: Sharing Data, Sharing Experience”
    • Linda Frueh, Washington, D.C. Regional Director, Internet Archive and Alexis Rossi, Project Leader Internet Archive “Rethinking Resource Sharing: The Internet Archive Perspective”
  • ALA 2008 Preconference
    • Friday June 27, 2008 Anaheim CA
    • “ Throw off your policies and expose your resources: Rethinking resource sharing”
    • ALA RUSA STARS Preconference
    • http://www.ala.org/ala/rusa/rusaourassoc/rusasections/stars/starsevents/starsevents.cfm
  • ALA 2008 Preconference Presenters
    • Stephen Abram, SirsiDynix
    • Gina Persichini, Idaho State Library
    • Jim Meyers, Orange County Public Library
    • Perry Willett, University of Michigan
    • Interactive sessions
  • ALA 2008 Preconference Sponsors
    • Emerald
    • OCLC
    • Rapid
    • Relais
    • SirsiDynix
  • IFLA Satellite Meeting
    • August 5-7, 2008, Boston, MA
    • “ Rethinking Access to Information: Evolving perspectives on information content and delivery”
    • http://www.bcr.org/rethinkingaccess/
  • IFLA Satellite Meeting Presenters
    • Steven Abrams, SirsiDynix
    • Brenda Bailey-Hainer, BCR
    • Patrick Danowski, Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin, Germany
    • Catherine Davidson and Mary Lehane, York University, Canada
    • Lorcan Dempsey, OCLC
    • Poul Erlandsen, National Library of Education, Denmark
    • Rose Goodier, John Rylands University Library,  Manchester, UK
    • Amy Greenberg, Scholars Portal, Canada
    • Sharon Karasmanis, & Alison Bates, La Trobe University, Australia
    • Robert Krall, University of Pennsylvania Libraries
    • R. David Lankes, Information Institute of Syracuse, and Syracuse University
    • Sarah McHugh, Montana State Library
    • Barbara Preece, Boston Library Consortium
    • Pentti Vattulainen, National Repository Library, Finland
    • Gail Wanner, SirsiDynix
    • Keith Webster, and Heather Todd, University of Queensland, Australia
    • Lynn Wiley, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    • Bodil Wöhnert, Esbjerg Public Library, Denmark
  • Become Involved with RRS
    • Join the RRS listserv
    • http://www.rethinkingresourcesharing.org/involve.html
    • Change things in your library or consortium
    • Attend the STARS ALA Preconference in June or IFLA meeting in August
    • Volunteer to be on a committee
  • Next Steps Start a Discussion: Today at 1pm! – At Your Library! Take Action - Start a Revolution
  • Resources/Links
      • Rethinking Resource Sharing
      • http://www.RethinkingResourceSharing.org
      • Rethinking Policies Committee
      • http://www.ala.org/ala/rusa/rusaourassoc/rusasections/stars/starssections/committeesa/rrscomm/rrscomm.html
      • rethinking@bcr-lists.org Listserv
      • http://bcr-lists.org/mailman/listinfo/rethinking
  • Contact Information
    • Tanner Wray, MLS, AHIP
    • Director of Public Services
    • University of Maryland Libraries
    • McKeldin Library Room 4119
    • College Park, MD 20742 USA
    • 301-405-9251
    • [email_address]
  • Thank You!
      • Anne Beaubien
      • University of Michigan
      • Wendy Dobson
      • Enoch Pratt Free Library
    • Rethinking Resource Sharing Inspiring Librarians
    • Empowering People
    • http://www.rethinkingresourcesharing.org/