Rethinking Resource Sharing Forum, May 13-14


This meeting may be of interest to Alliance members who are working on innovative ideas to change workflows and save money.  The Rethinking Resource Sharing Initiative is holding its 2009 Forum on May 13-14 in Dublin, OH.    It will be part inspiration, part working meeting. 


Inspirational speakers include:

·         Ed Rothman, Professor of Statistics and Director of the Center for Statistical Research and Consultation at the University of Michigan:  using Deming techniques to implement and manage change

·         Mark Leggott, Library Director at the University of Prince Edward Island: exploring open source software for libraries and open access initiatives

·         Michael Edson, Director of Web and New Media Strategy, Smithsonian Institution: changing digital strategies and ideas for the future of information sharing in museums and libraries

·         Katie Birch, Portfolio Manager for Delivery Services, OCLC, UK: global issues for resource sharing


Following the inspiration, time is set aside for the Initiative’s working groups to meet and plan their activities for the coming year.  Some of their discussion topics include launching an internationally branded home delivery pilot, using print-on-demand as an alternative to ILL, finalizing and releasing a user needs survey, improving interoperability between existing resource sharing systems, and encouraging libraries to adopt more open policies related to resource sharing.


Everyone is welcome to attend and be actively involved in generating new ideas to revolutionize and improve resource sharing.  We anticipate lots of lively discussion among this international group!


More information is available at: 


Brenda Bailey-Hainer, President and CEO


14394 E. Evans Ave., Aurora, CO  80014

303.751.6277 (voice) ; 303.751.9787 (fax)

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