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OCLC Research and RLUK talk about our Collective Collection in Context

Regular visitors to this blog will know that over the last few months, OCLC Research and RLUK, have been working together on a joint initiative to help inform shared collection management decisions across the group. To achieve deeper understanding of RLUK’s collective print resources, OCLC Research have [...]

2016-02-15T12:12:16+00:00February 15th, 2016|OCLC|Comments Off on OCLC Research and RLUK talk about our Collective Collection in Context

GreenGlass: Group-level support for print monographs

The October 2015 version of GreenGlass, described in the previous post, incorporates robust support for shared print projects. More than 70% of the libraries OCLC/SCS works with are part of shared print monographs projects, in groups such as the Eastern Academic Scholars’ Trust (EAST), the Michigan Shared [...]

2015-12-09T18:36:49+00:00December 9th, 2015|OCLC|2 Comments

GreenGlass: A decision-making tool for print monographs

In 2013, Sustainable Collection Services (SCS) introduced GreenGlass, a web-based tool for managing print monographs. With the initial release, individual libraries could analyse, share, store or withdraw books, by making use of the rich context that GreenGlass provides for each title. Especially valuable was the data on [...]

2015-12-09T16:37:42+00:00December 9th, 2015|OCLC|1 Comment

Shared print monographs: the US experience – part 2

In our previous post, we looked at shared print monographs activity in the US, and cited several projects with interesting features of scale or diversity. We have, of course, worked with many other libraries as well, both individually and as part of groups. As libraries and Sustainable [...]

2015-10-26T15:12:28+00:00October 26th, 2015|OCLC|Comments Off on Shared print monographs: the US experience – part 2