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.

Annual Member Meeting – June 8 2021

The first annual member meeting of the Partnership took place on June 8th, 2021. Below are the slides and recording, along with the agenda and speaker information.

Presenter Slides: Partnership for Shared Book Collections | Chicago Collections Consortium | Library of Congress | VIVA | Archives for Black Lives

Partnership for Shared Book Collections Annual Member Meeting

Date/Time: June 8, 2021 (2.5 hrs)
10 a.m. PDT / 11 a.m. MDT / 12 p.m. CDT  / 1 p.m. EDT 

Description: Join us for an update on current and future work of the Partnership for Shared Book Collections. Topics include updates from working groups and a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion panel.

-Welcome and General Update from Partnership 
-Working group updates – Best Practices  / Communications and Advocacy / Infrastructure  / Research and Network Level 
-10 minute break (at approximately 11 a.m. PDT / 12 p.m. MDT / 1 p.m. CDT / 2 p.m. EDT)
-DEI Panel followed by Q&A:

Alexis Antracoli

Christopher Lowder

Jeanne Long

Michael Matos

  • Alexis Antracoli Deputy AUL for Special Collections Princeton
    Archives for Black Lives in Philadelphia (A4BLiP) Anti-Racist Description Resources
  • Christopher Lowder Online Learning Assistant at George Mason University, VIVA
    Applying EDI Values to Collection Assessment
  • Jeanne Long Executive  Director of Chicago Collections
    Collaborating, Preserving, Sharing
  • Michael Matos – Senior Collections Development Analyst, Library of Congress and
    Stephanie Smith – Senior Collections Development Analyst, Library of Congress 
    Assessing the General Collections of the Library of Congress

More information about our speakers:

Alexis Antracoli, Princeton, co-author of Anti-Racist Descriptive Resources
Alexis Antracoli is Assistant University Librarian for Special Collections, Technical Services. She leads the Archival Description and Processing team and supervises the Curatorial Services team. She also acquires manuscripts in American history to 1877.  Previously she worked at Drexel University Libraries and the University of Michigan Bentley Historical Library.  She has published on web archiving, inclusive description, and the archiving of born-digital audio visual content. Alexis is active in the Society of American Archivists, where she serves on the Education Committee and is Chair of the Acquisitions and Appraisal Section; she also teaches the Archives and Manuscripts course at the Rutgers University School of Communication and Information. She is especially interested in applying user experience research and user-center design to archival discovery systems, developing and applying inclusive description practices, and web archiving. She holds an M.S.I. in Archives and Records Management from the    University of  Michigan, a Ph.D. in American History from Brandeis University, and a B.A. in History from Boston College.

Christopher Lowder, Online Learning Assistant at George Mason University, VIVA
Chris Lowder  is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science with a diversity and inclusion specialization from the University of Maryland. His research interests include information accessibility, online learning, and inclusive teaching in library instruction. 

Jeanne Long, Exec Director of Chicago Collections
Jeanne Long ( is the Executive Director of Chicago CollectionsConsortium (CCC). Prior to joining CCC in 2017, Long had an extensive 31-year career at the Art Institute and the School of the Art Institute (SAIC). While at SAIC, Long was appointed in 2010 Director of Community Partnerships where she oversaw strategic programming that highlighted the work of students and alumni.

Michael Matos, Library of Congress
Michael Matos is a Senior Collections Development Analyst at the U.S. Library of Congress. In this role, Mr. Matos handles a variety of projects in collection development, policy, and assessment related to the Library’s permanent collections.  During his tenure at LC, Mr. Matos has completed several internal assessment projects, including analyzing the Library’s web archiving effort, reviewing the collecting of U.S. dissertations, and analyzing U.S. serials not held by the Library for potential acquisition.  Before joining LC, he held various library positions at American University, Georgetown University, and Florida State University.  He earned a BA at the University of Maryland, MSLS at Florida State University, and MA in Art History at Florida State University.

Stephanie Smith, Library of Congress
Stephanie Smith is a Collections Development Analyst at the U.S. Library of Congress, where she works on collection development-related policies, documentation, and assessment. At LC, her previous assessment work includes assessment of targeted segments of the Library’s collections and analysis of external library and publishing industry activity, including a review of collection policies and practices related to open digital content. She previously worked in collection development positions at George Mason University. She has a BS from Indiana Wesleyan University and an MSI from the University of Michigan.