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IDS Project Liaison Report
« on: November 12, 2015, 11:27:40 PM »
New Collection Development Tool in Progress:

Together with Kourtney Blackburn and Kate Ross of Saint John Fisher College, I presented a poster at the ACRL Western New York Ontario Chapter Conference on Friday, October 30th.  Below is a brief description of the Coordinated Collection Development API that Saint John Fisher College will be developing in collaboration with IDS Project:

Academic libraries in New York State have benefited from Coordinated Collection Development Aid, meant to support resource sharing, since 1981. In recent years, dwindling academic library budgets have increased the need to utilize funds effectively. Patrons already benefit from the connection between resource sharing and collection development, where ILL is important and shared collections are valued. A need existed to connect the dots between library collection development and resource sharing cooperatives, where the strength of resource sharing groups is the strength of the combined, diversified collections of its members.

The first phase of the project will be to create a tool (within ILLiad) to develop collections reactively, by matching patron loan requests with a corresponding library’s collection strengths. This tool will connect different systems together through a hosted web interface.  These systems will provide the data required for multiple library departments to use in order to begin to achieve coordinated collection development.

This project adds to existing movement toward coordinated collection development by amplifying the communication provided seamlessly within current systems.  The success of the project will be measured by the number of project participants as well as by the number of communication transactions.

This project is (partially) supported by Regional Bibliographic Databases and Interlibrary Resources Sharing Program funds which are administered by the Rochester Regional Library Council.


IDS Project Online Learning Institute Update:

The new schedule for the Spring 2016 Online Learning Institute courses has been released.  Registration will open soon.  Course dates and descriptions are as follows:


Lending 101:

Spring Course Dates: January 11th - February 4th, 2016
Live Sessions happening on Thursdays @ 3pm EST

The Online Learning Institute’s Lending Course will provide an overview of resource sharing combined with a layered foundation of Interlibrary Loan Lending best practices and resources. This course will include an understanding of resource sharing language, tools, practical workflow processes, integrated resources, and future transitions. Successful completion of this course includes weekly attendance to 3 out of 4 live sessions held on Thursdays from 3:00pm - 4:00pm Eastern.

For more course information visit: http://idsproject.org/OLI/lending101.aspx


Copyright 101:

Spring Course Dates: February 8th - March 4th, 2016
Live Sessions happening on Mondays @ 11am EST

The Online Learning Institute’s Copyright Course will provide a practitioner's overview of resource sharing combined with a layered foundation of copyright and fair use as it applies to libraries and resource sharing. This course will include an understanding of copyright best practices as applied to Borrowing, Lending, and Document Delivery. Successful completion of this course includes weekly attendance at 3 out of 4 live sessions held Mondays from 11:00 am to 12:00pm. For more course information visit:

For more course information visit: http://idsproject.org/OLI/copyright101.aspx


Borrowing 101:

Spring Course Dates: March 21st - April 15th, 2016
Live Sessions happening on Wednesdays @ 2pm EST

The Online Learning Institute’s Borrowing Course will provide an overview of resource sharing combined with a layered foundation of Interlibrary Loan Borrowing best practices and resources. This introductory course will include an understanding of resource sharing language, tools, practical workflow processes, integrated resources, and future transitions. Successful completion of this course includes weekly attendance to 3 out of 4 live sessions held on Wednesdays from 2:00pm - 3:00pm Eastern.

For more course information visit: http://idsproject.org/OLI/borrowing101.aspx


New IDS Logic Subscriptions:

Brandeis University
New York University
University of Massachusetts
University of New Hampshire