NISO hosted an open webinar on Tuesday, January 24, 2023 at 2 pm Eastern to talk about the Collaborative Collections Lifecycle Project (CCLP), its new grant from IMLS to support this work, and upcoming Working Groups that will be formed (the call for participation can be found here). Please join us!
Speakers will be: Todd Carpenter, Executive Director, NISO; Sebastian Hammer, Co-founder and President, Index Data; Jill Morris, Executive Director, PALCI; and Boaz Nadav-Manes, University Librarian, Lehigh University.
Networks of libraries have a long tradition of working together to expand their resources and provide more comprehensive coverage across all subjects through sharing of resources. As one of these strategies, larger networks of institutions have recently explored wider adoption of cooperative collections management, which this project defines as a process by which networks of institutions work collaboratively to acquire, manage, circulate, and preserve collections across the network. The CCLP seeks to overcome serious barriers to wider implementations, including the lack of available vendor-neutral interoperable systems, adequate governance and decision-making frameworks, and assessment tools.
The NISO Collaborative Collections Lifecycle Infrastructure Project (CCLIP) Recommended Practice will document exchange protocols that describe gathering, normalizing, and exchanging holdings information, contractual information, retention obligations, and usage data. It will also describe aggregation of library staff and subject matter expertise, local and group-based insights, and the publisher/marketplace information necessary to support collaborative decisions at the local and cross-institutional levels.