Best Practices Working Group Webinar

Shared Print Assessment Tools and Cost Calculators Webinar
When: Oct 18, 2022 11 am PT / 12 MT/ 1 pm CT / 2 pm ET
Please Register in Advance

The Partnership for Shared Book Collections is excited to announce our new Best Practices Assessment Tools. The Best Practices Assessment Tools provide shared print programs an opportunity to review and reflect on their program’s policies and procedures. The criteria used in these assessment tools are based on The Partnership for Shared Book Collections’ Best Practices. To-date, shared print programs are able to assess their program’s policies and procedures in the following areas:

  • Exiting a program
  • Facsimiles
  • Policy Development and Program Management
  • Program Assessment
  • Resource Sharing and Access
  • Scarce Copies
  • Shared Print Education and Awareness 

You can find the new assessment tools on the Shared Print Toolkit website at Additional topics will be added as they become available. 

We will be hosting a webinar on October 18th to introduce the tool and also to provide a preview of shared print cost calculators currently under development. Registration information is provided below. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. The webinar will be recorded and all registrants will receive a link to the recording. 

Shared Print Assessment Tools and Cost Calculators Webinar
When: Oct 18, 2022 11 am PT / 12 MT/ 1 pm CT / 2 pm ET
Please Register in Advance

Call for Participation on Working Groups

The Partnership for Shared Book Collections work is carried out by four Working Groups described below*, and is looking for volunteers with interest or expertise in the following areas to join existing working groups and/or task forces:

  • Communications and Advocacy for shared print programs (Communications and Advocacy Working Group)
  • Identifying gaps in the collective collection, including both print and digital (Infrastructure WG)
  • Collections and cataloging expertise (Infrastructure WG, Research and Network Level WG, Best Practices WG)
  • Resource Sharing, including metrics and methods (Infrastructure WG, Research and Network Level WG)
  • Defining workflows and best practices (Best Practices WG)

There are no fixed term commitments for the working groups. There is an annual review of membership yearly in July. Interest in serving can be expressed using this form: Since these working groups and task forces are, for the most part, ongoing, there is no specific deadline for joining. 

Thank you for your interest in the Partnership.

Joint Partnership/Rosemont Member Meeting – Feb. 8, 2022

Rosemont Shared Print Alliance Logo

The Shared Print Future is Open and Big

Feb 8, 2022

Below are notes documents, slides, and the recording of the main meeting. Breakout rooms were not recorded, though reporting back from the breakouts is included in the video.

Documents and Slides:

Breakout Room Docs:

Opening Music Video – “Shared Print”, by Beckoning Cat (Dapper Kitty Music)


Welcome and Setting the Stage (10 min)
Susan Stearns, Project Director, Eastern Academic Scholars’ Trust (EAST)
Program Updates from the Chairs of the Executive Committees (30 min)
Partnership for Shared Book Collections:
Daniel Dollar, Associate University Librarian for Scholarly Resources Yale University 
Rosemont Shared Print Alliance:
Michael Levine-Clark, Dean, University Libraries, University of Denver 
Panel on  “Open Doors / Open Infrastructure / Open Data / Open Access” (45 min) 
Moderated by Greg Eow, President, Center for Research Libraries (CRL) & Rosemont Alliance Executive Committee Member
Teri Gallaway, Executive Director, Statewide California Electronic Library Consortium (SCELC)
on open doors for shared print
Kirsten Leonard, Executive Director, Private Academic Library Network of Indiana (PALNI)
on open infrastructure for shared print
Ian Bogus, Executive Director Research Collections and Preservation Consortium (ReCAP)
on opening access to collective collections
Break (10 min) 
Breakouts Sessions (30 min):
Controlled Digital Lending 
Host: Charlie Barlow, Executive Director, Boston Library Consortium
Platform for Open Data (POD)
Host: Tom Cramer, Associate University Librarian, Library Technology, Stanford University
Linked Data  
Host:  Nancy Lorimer, Head, Metadata Department, Stanford Libraries, Stanford University
Collaborative Collections Lifecycle Platform
Host: Boaz Nadav-Manes, University Librarian, Lehigh University
Partnership/Rosemont Alliance future relationship 
Hosted by the Chairs of the Rosemont Alliance and Partnership Executive and Ops Committees
Open Topics 
Host: Aaron Krebeck, Director of Library & User Services, Washington Research Library Consortium
Reporting back from breakouts and Q & A (30 min)
Wrap-up/Conclusions – Exec Committee Chairs (5 min)

Several Open Notes Docs will be used during the meeting:

Meeting Open Notes Doc
Controlled Digital Lending Breakout Room
Platform for Open Data Breakout Room
Linked Data Breakout Room
Collaborative Collections Lifecycle Platform Breakout Room
Partnership/Rosemont Alliance Future Breakout Room
Open Topics Breakout Room

Analyzing Collections Using Gold Rush – October 6, 2021

The Partnership for Book Collections and Eastern Academic Scholars’ Trust hosted a webinar on “Analyzing collections using Gold Rush” on October 6, 2021.

The webinar featured presenters from the Eastern Academic Scholars’ Trust, Keep@Downsview, and Ivy Plus Libraries Confederation highlighting the different ways their programs have utilized the Gold Rush Comparison tool in collection analysis projects. George Machovec, Executive Director of the Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries, which developed the Gold Rush tool, provided an overview of the tool’s functionality. A recording of the event and presenter slides are available below.