|[aserl_coll_assess] An Important Moment: ASERL-CRL Print Journal Collection Analysis||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: John Burger (jburgeraserl.org)|
|Date: Fri, 26 Apr 2019 07:52:09 -0700 (PDT)|
ASERL Friends: A bit of news: During its April 15 conference call, the ASERL Board approved expanding the CRL Collection Analysis Pilot to all 31 ASERL Scholars Trust libraries. The cost for CRL’s services is quite reasonable and will be covered by ASERL’s Opportunity Fund. BACKGROUND As you may recall, we have been working with CRL and six ASERL/CRL member libraries since January 2018 to pilot this service. Our thanks to the pilot libraries: • Emory University • University of Alabama • University of Florida • University of South Carolina • University of Tennessee-Knoxville • Virginia Tech Our desired outcomes for the pilot were realized: The analysis identified areas of overlap, completeness of holdings, and collection subject strengths of the serials collections from the six pilot libraries. The analysis also included a comparison of the pilot libraries’ holdings against all holdings in OCLC WorldCat as an indication of titles that are more widely-held, and those that are unique/scarce materials. For more information about the pilot, please visit the http://www.aserl.org/crl-collection-analysis-pilot/ webpage. NEXT STEPS ASERL Scholars Trust libraries will be asked to provide data files for all print serial titles owned by the library, with a submission deadline of July 1, 2019. Instructions for preparing and submitting data will be provided soon. We expect to receive initial data back from CRL in (month?), with several months of analysis to follow. AN IMPORTANT MOMENT This is an important point in the lifespan of Scholars Trust as a collaborative endeavor. We will gain a greater understanding of the scope of serials holdings among all ASERL Scholars Trust libraries which will inform decisions about collection growth for both Scholars Trust and our participation in the Rosemont Shared Print Alliance. Having information about how your library reflects the collective collection within ASERL is valuable data to have, for numerous purposes. If your library is not currently participating in Scholars Trust, we urge you to CONSIDER THE BENEFITS OF JOINING THE PROGRAM NOW, before the analysis is conducted. Please contact Cheryle Cole-Bennett me for more information about requirements of participation, a sample of the MOU to memorialize your participation commitment, etc. --jeb John Burger, Executive Director Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL) ℅ Robert W. Woodruff Library 540 Asbury Circle, Suite 316 Atlanta, GA 30322-1006 Tel: 404-727-0137 Follow ASERL on Facebook: http://on.fb.me/Ziuz2a Find me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ASERLJEB ;
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