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As HathiTrust Shared Print Program Officer, I am responsible for planning and implementing a shared library print collection among the more than100 HathiTrust partners to mirror the digital holdings of the HathiTrust Digital Library. This program aims to ensure preservation of print and digital collections by linking the two, to reduce overall costs of collection management for HathiTrust members, and to catalyze national/continental collective management of collections.
Prior to joining HathiTrust in May 2016, I served for 6 years as planning consultant for some of the most significant shared print projects in the United States:
- Eastern Academic Scholars Trust (EAST) (2013-2016) a regional shared print collection of monographs and serials serving libraries in New England, New York, Pennsylvania, and Maryland.
- Western Regional Storage Trust (WEST) (2009-2016) a distributed print journal repository program among academic libraries in the western United States.
- Statewide California Electronic Library Consortium (SCELC) (2012-2013), a pilot shared print monograph program with an initial group of nine libraries, including developing MOU terms and overseeing collection analysis.
- Research Collections and Preservation Consortium (ReCAP) (Columbia, NYPL, Princeton) (2012-2013) to define a shared collection and discovery/delivery system based on holdings at the ReCAP library shelving facility.
Earlier I served for 20 years as Executive Director of the Washington (DC) Research Library Consortium (WRLC), a consortium of nine university libraries that collaborate to support a shared digital library system and a shared offsite collections facility.