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Wednesday, November 6 • 10:45am - 11:25am
Tools and infrastructure for managing the collective collection

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As academic libraries invest time and resources in coordinating the management of local collections, it is crucial that we develop tools to effectively and efficiently compare those collections and communicate about retention decisions. Gold Rush is one example of a tool that can help libraries think strategically about their local collections in the context of a broader regional or national collection. Originally developed by the Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries to help members of the Alliance Shared Print Trust compare monograph holdings, Gold Rush is now being used by multiple consortia for a range of projects. In this presentation, we will share examples of the creative ways that Gold Rush is being used to help libraries manage their collections in a networked setting. Librarians from the Colorado Alliance will describe the development of the tool and describe how it is being used there. Ivy Plus will discuss a dataset feasibility study in which libraries analyzed unique and overlapping holdings between collections for a five-year data sample.

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Michael Levine-Clark

Dean of Libraries, University of Denver
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George Machovec

Executive Director, Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries and Managing Editor, ccAdvisor, Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries
I am the executive director of the Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries. My expertise revolves around library consortia, shared print programs, union catalogs and e-resource licensing. I am the managing editor of The Charleston Advisor/ccAdvisor.
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Gabrielle Wiersma

Director of Collection Managemen, University of Colorado
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Elizabeth Mengel

Associate Director Collections and Academic Services, Johns Hopkins University Libraries
I am the Associate Director for Collections and Academic Services. I concentrate on developing strategies for long term sustainable collections and delivering services to our constituents that support their research and teaching.

Wednesday November 6, 2019 10:45am - 11:25am EST
Grand Ballroom 3, Gaillard Center