On September 9 (11:00 am, Pacific Daylight Time , GMT-07:00), I gave a presentation about the preservation review methods that are in development at UCLA Library as part of an OCLC Research Webinar, entitled “Managing Collections in the Networked Environment: New Analytic Approaches.”
Constance Malpas hosted this panel, which featured Helen Look (University of Michigan), Zack Lane (Columbia/ReCAP), and I presenting some of our work on data-driven approaches to library decision-making. Based on the planning calls and the materials we’ve shared, and the broad group of attendees, I think the program had something of value for people in every branch of library science.
Helen and Zack have access to some fantastic system-wide data about print and digital versions of the so-called “collective collection” and are showing interesting patterns in their work. I’m picking up the litter from that perspective to talk about how to deal with severely decayed materials in a way that protects scarce resources and locally important materials while also pushing the library network to provide the resilience for less threatened materials and to soak up some of the costs of this work.
You can get information about the archived webinar, available on-line and through iTunes U from OCLC’s site: http://www.oclc.org/research/events/webinars.htm
My slides and some rough speaker notes are available in This PDF file, and I’ll post follow-up and further materials at this address (jacobnadal.com/107) after the webinar.