Wondrous Strange: Possible Futures for Resource Sharing
Head, Interlibrary Services & Digital Reformatting Specialist
The Ohio State University Health Sciences Library
Indiana Online Users Group, Spring 2015
In this presentation...
I know! You can work Circulation.
Automation and workflow updates are great...
...until you run out of work to do.
What skills are you looking for?
Chances are, ILL can pick that up!
Behold our powers!
- Discovery issues
- Reformatting content
- Resource management
- Digital libraries
BIBFRAME in 5 minutes!
Differentiate between content and its physical/digital manifestation(s)
Unambiguously identify information entities (e.g., authorities)
Leverage and expose relationships between and among entities
Linked Open Data
Are our policies on reformatting and content migration keeping up with discovery?
LOD will expose a significant amount of primary source material. Are we prepared to share?
Implementation of BIBFRAME will reveal areas for improvement in our policy and relationships.
- Fear and risk.
- "Not part of our mission."
- "We never have."
- Staff time.
Massie, Dennis. 2013. Tiers for Fears: Sensible, Streamlined Sharing of Special Collections. Dublin, Ohio: OCLC Research.
Ultimately, resource sharing will continue to be about relationships, maintaining those relationships, and meeting information needs of patrons.
Current ILL modes of delivery not conducive to one-off requests.
Meet users where they are.
Gardner, Carolyn and Gardner, Gabriel Bypassing Interlibrary Loan Via Twitter: An Exploration of #icanhazpdf Requests., 2015 . In ACRL 2015, Portland, Oregon , March 25-28, 2015. [Conference paper]
Emerging forms of Scholarship
What about curating data, supplements, and digital humanities?
Sustainable Scholarly Communication
Faculty requesting their own work is a missed opportunity for intervention and data to seed IRs.
Long term agility in addition to short term needs.
- What tasks do staff enjoy?
- What do staff wish they could fix instead of referring?
- Don't confuse stagnation and satisfaction.
- Allow for joyous failure.
- Grow people and services, rather than creating siloed systems.
Possible Futures for Resource Sharing
By A. Scarlet Galvan