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The Future of Collaboration in Area Studies Collections and Research. James Simon Center for Research Libraries. Current Collaborations @ CRL (specific to Latin America). LAMP Latin Americanist Research Resources Project (LARRP) World Newspaper Archive – LAN Collection Building programs.

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The Future of Collaboration in Area StudiesCollections and Research

James Simon

Center for Research Libraries


Current Collaborations @ CRL(specific to Latin America)

  • LAMP

  • Latin Americanist Research Resources Project (LARRP)

  • World Newspaper Archive – LAN

  • Collection Building programs


Global Resources Network

Goals:

  • Expand access to information resources from all world regions.

  • Promote coordinated approaches to collection building and collaborative mechanisms for discovery, presentation, delivery, and preservation of international materials.


OCLC Global Book Study


OCLC Global Book Study


LARRP Distributed Resources

  • Object: strengthen the collective coverage of monographs and other resources produced in Latin America

    • Reallocation of collection resources

    • Support for access


Increased collection by DRP partner

Decreased collection by other participants

High percentage of unique material (fewer than 5 holding libraries in OCLC)

LARRP Distributed Resources


LARRP Distributed Resources

  • Level collection by DRP partner

  • Level collection by other participants

  • Low percentage of unique material


LARRP Distributed Resources


LARRP Distributed Resources


LARRP Distributed Resources


LARRP Distributed Resources


DRP - Lessons Learned

  • Collaboration takes work

  • non sufficit unum

  • Collect smarter, not harder


LAMP

  • 2,300 titles

    • Newspapers

    • Journals

    • Monographs

    • Electronic resources

  • 10,000 reels

  • $1m investment in collaboration


World Newspaper Archive

Latin American Newspapers

  • 1.1 million pages

  • 33 titles (of 35)

  • 1805-1922

  • Community sourced

  • Community supported


Future of Collaboration

  • Respond to the changing landscape of production, acquisition, preservation of information

  • Leverage strengths & capacity where it exists


LLMC-Digital

  • Law Library Microform Consortium

    • 20 million pages legal material (U.S., foreign)

    • Strategic partnership for content prioritization

    • CRL-wide access for FY2011


EThOS

  • Electronic Thesis Online Service(British Library)

    • Single point of access to Ph.D theses from UK

    • Digital access through CRL Demand Purchase

    • Partnership for selection, digitization of key areas


Future of Collaboration

  • Respond to the changing landscape of production, acquisition, preservation of information

  • Leverage strengths

  • Enhance information sharing among libraries


Future of Collaboration

  • Respond to the changing landscape of production, acquisition, preservation of information

  • Leverage strengths

  • Enhance information sharing among libraries

  • Extend collaboration globally


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