Sustainable Collection Services (SCS) offers deselection decision-support tools to academic libraries.
- November 18, 2013 SCS presents Rethinking Library Resources to teaching faculty at Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa [postponed - rescheduling pending].
- January 24-28, 2014 American Library Association Midwinter Meeting Philadelphia, PA Booth #669
- Talking with Faculty about Library Print Collections [new SCS Insight blog post]
- Lily Endowment funds largest shared print books project to date for PALNI and the Academic Libraries of Indiana. 34 libraries, 6.9 million records[press release]. SCS will do the data work and consult.
- SCS quoted in the Chronicle of Higher Education, in "Short on Space, Libraries Look to One Another for Solutions" (October 7, 2013).
- The 2013 SCS Monographs Index has just been released. It consolidates circulation and overlap data from 57 libraries and 26 million holdings records. Have a look!
- GreenGlass 1.2 is now in production, enabling SCS users to produce their own data remediation lists (for adding missing OCLC numbers or holdings to be updated in WorldCat). GreenGlass 1.3 will be deployed in early October. Among other enhancements, this version adds support for Dewey Decimal Classification.
- The June 2013 issue of College & Research Libraries News leads off with an article by Doug Way and Julie Garrison of Grand Valley State University. Developing and implementing a disapproval plan: one university library's experience describes the process and results of one of SCS's earliest projects.
- 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)
- 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.
Decision-Support for Low-Use Monographs
Sustainable Collection Services (SCS) offers deselection decision-support tools to academic libraries. SCS tools enable carefully managed drawdown of low-use print monograph collections while supporting shared print archiving efforts. Our uniquely tailored reports combine local circulation and item data with WorldCat holdings, Hathi Trust Digital Library holdings, and authoritative title lists. The result: cost-effective, evidence-based decisions.
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.