Sustainable Collection Services (SCS) offers deselection decision-support tools to academic libraries.
- June 5, 2013 Rick Lugg will present 'Rethinking Library Resources: Print Collections in a Digital Age" for the Midwest Collaborative for Library Services in Lansing, Michigan.
- June 28, 2013 ALCTS Preconference on Shared Print Monographs: Making It Work. ALA Annual Conference, Chicago. Representatives from the California State University system, Maine Shared Collection Strategy, Connect New York, and the Michigan Shared Print Initiative (MI-SPI) will describe their work on shared print, with an emphasis on best practices. Preview and details here.
- SCS has created three tutorials on how to use our GreenGlass web application: 1. The Project Page (6 minutes), 2. The Collection Page (8 minutes), 3. The Analysis Page (8 minutes)
- For those considering the Shared Print Monographs preconference, we have posted a detailed schedule and description for the day, including topics and speakers, on our SCS Insight blog page. The day will showcase a range of shared print projects and a variety of techniques. Have a look and join us if you can.
- Library Journal Online recently featured an article about the unique aspects of the Maine Shared Collection Strategy (and the SCS role in providing analytics and project support): Major Maine Libraries, Public and Academic, Collaborate on Print Archiving Project.
- We are pleased to introduce SCS GreenGlass, our Web-based collection analysis tool for individual libraries. Please contact us for an introductory webinar or onsite demonstration.
Decision-Support for Low-Use Monographs
Within days or weeks of the initial data import, SCS can provide your library with actionable lists of titles that can be responsibly de-accessioned or stored—with confidence that the content will remain accessible to your users. Items that are held scarcely in other libraries will also be identified as candidates for retention and archiving.