Collection Management

Collection management
My hope is to revive the earlier idea of the “collection management plan” in the era of shared collections. I work with individual schools and consortia to help them situate their local collection management programs in the context of emerging regional and national shared print archiving programs. Working collaboratively, we shape a carefully sequenced plan for weeding, de-duping, collection consolidations, format migration, inter-library sharing agreements and other methods of meeting local needs — for space and collections access — while behaving responsibly in managing our legacy collections and contributing actively to developing and preserving the national collection.

I can also help in devising and updating policies and practices for gift materials, and working through gift backlogs, journal reviews, identifying materials for transfer to special collections, rationalizing print and electronic collections, etc.