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ER&L 2015

February 22–25, 2015

Austin, Texas

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Collaborative Collection Development: Engaging Users in Acquiring and Describing Collections using Artstor’s Shared Shelf, Sponsored Session by Artstor

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at 10:45 AM–11:30 AM CST
Room 104
Conference Track

4. External Relationships


The Association of Research Libraries has stated that a “collaborative future for collections” is crucial to ensuring the continued growth of libraries’ print and digital collections. Shared Shelf, Artstor’s web-based digital media management system, was created to allow librarians to easily collaborate with faculty, students and peers at their own and other institutions to build and manage collections of varied scope, media type, and subject focus.

This session will introduce Shared Shelf and highlight the work of librarians who use the platform to successfully engage users in hands-on collection building and collaborative cataloging. Speakers will discuss how they facilitate collaboration, ways to build partnerships with their users, as well as the tools that can be harnessed to support these processes.

The use cases presented are intended to prompt attendees to consider the ways in which they might develop collaborative collection building efforts on their own campuses.


Caroline Caviness, Artstor
Xiaoli Ma, Purchase College
Brooke Cox, DePauw University