In December of 2022, Ithaka S+R announced participation in a multi-institutional partnership to facilitate the cross-industry development of collaborative library collections, funded through the Institute of Museum and Library Services in a grant awarded to the National Information Standards Organization (NISO), the Partnership for Academic Library Collaboration & Innovation (PALCI), Lehigh University Libraries, and Ithaka S+R, along with 27 other partner organizations. The project aims to create a suite of best practices, prototype middleware, and improve standards in order to support libraries on the path towards collaborative collections development and management.

On September 27 at 3:00 – 4:00 pm, NISO is hosting a free public webinar to update the community on the project. Attendees will hear updates on the research project being conducted by Ithaka S+R, the progress the working groups are making, initial thoughts on user experience work we are doing, as well as more details about this project. Register here.

Tracy Bergstrom, Ithaka S+R
Todd Carpenter, NISO
Jill Morris, PALCI
Boaz Nadav-Manes, Lehigh University
Eva Jurczyk, University of Toronto Libraries
Filip Jakobsen, Samhæng