Representatives from CNI member organizations gather twice annually to explore new technologies, content, and applications; to further collaboration; to analyze technology policy issues, and to catalyze the development and deployment of new projects. Each member organization may send two representatives. Visit https://www.cni.org/mm/fall-2017 for more information.

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Tuesday, December 12 • 10:15am - 11:00am
A Tale of Two Collaborations: Shared Discovery Through the Eyes of TRLN and BorrowDirect

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In this session, panelists representing the memberships of TRLN (Triangle Research Libraries Network) and Ivy Plus will discuss their experiences working on two different collaborative projects that each aim to provide shared discovery of collections across multiple institutions: TRLN's Discovery Project and IvyPlus's BorrowDirect Shared Index Project. The panel will discuss the benefits of collaboration and explore the challenges presented by their different contexts including:
• Formal vs. informal organizational structures
• Different levels of staffing
• An upgrade project vs. a new initiative
• Use of dedicated staff vs. consultants
• Geographic proximity vs. dispersion
Despite these differences, both projects also have many aspects in common. Both have questions about sustaining and maintaining the shared discovery platforms, and both expect local uses of the shared discovery index to take priority in decision making. Panelists will share the successes each collaboration has accomplished and lessons learned to date. Panelists will engage with each other, and the audience, to explore the issues raised in these two case studies in order to highlight some of the more complex and rewarding aspects of collaborative IT projects.

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Rob Cartolano

Associate VP for Technology and Preservation, Columbia University Libraries
- Imagining a better academic ebook experience
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Elisabeth Long

Associate University Librarian for IT and Digital Scholarship, University of Chicago
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Timothy M. McGeary

Associate University Librarian for Digital Strategies and Technology, Duke University
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Heidi Nance

Director of Resource Sharing Initiatives, Ivy Plus Libraries
Heidi Nance is the Director of Resource Sharing Initiatives for the Ivy Plus Libraries, which include Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Duke, Harvard, Johns Hopkins, MIT, Princeton, Stanford, University of Chicago, University of Pennsylvania, and Yale libraries. Her portfolio includes... Read More →
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Joe M. Williams

Director of Public Services, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Tuesday December 12, 2017 10:15am - 11:00am