These best practices were drafted by the Partnership Best Practices Working Group and finalized following discussions with a wide variety of constituents. The Partnership for Shared Book Collections asks each member to strive to meet the level of the Partnership Best Practices to the best of the Member Program’s ability. While this can vary greatly depending on each member’s resources and scope of programs, the Best Practices are often divided into Good, Better and Best to provide programs a baseline where to start, and a pathway toward best practices as time and resources allow. See the Good, Better, Best document for a full description of these categories. Terms used in these best practices are defined in the Shared Print Glossary. We welcome your feedback!
The Best Practices Working Group held a webinar, recorded June 3, 2020, to provide an introduction to the Partnership and discussed the best practices already available. (slides)
Tina Baich, Senior Associate Dean for Scholarly Communication & Content Strategies at IUPUI University Library
Heather Weltin, Shared Print Program Officer at HathiTrust