Discussion held on October 31st, 2023
Topic: Essential Print Core best practices and guidelines
Agenda: Discussion of Authentication and Licensing in the ordering process
Description of problem:
Sometimes completing an order can be complicated and take additional time because of non-standard authentication methods or problematic license terms. This can cause frustration for patrons and liaisons waiting for access, and additional workload for acquisitions, enterprise services, and the licensing team.
SCCS and Technical Services are exploring changes to the selection and order request process so that non-standard authentication and potentially problematic licensing terms are known earlier in the process.
The purpose of the discussion is to provide an opportunity for selector input on how to improve these processes.
Agenda: What are the mental models we bring to storage/withdrawal projects and how might these mental models shift with the New Urgency Essential Print Core concept?
Questions to guide our discussion:
The New Urgency defines the essential core of physical collections as
… a portfolio of exceptional quality and singular relevance to MIT research and teaching, whose value cannot be meaningfully replicated in a digital or online context.
Thinking broadly (not limiting your thinking to the Hathi Trust experience) in what instances could CDL meaningfully replicate an item’s value, in what instances might it not?
How can CDL help us to achieve the New Urgency’s digital-first objective?
We commit to being a digital-first library; and will expedite our efforts to maximize digital access to content and services.
Collections Budget Advisory Group (CBAG) charge, membership and what we hope to accomplish.
How to apply the principles from the Libraries’ New Urgency statement to our selection practices. We read aloud, together the New Urgency statement.
Discussed two topics:
notes from discussion (if you're MIT Lib staff and have trouble with access, contact dlenares)
Categorized notes, what did we learn, next steps (if you're MIT Lib staff and have trouble with access, contact dlenares)
MIT Framework for Publisher Contracts and implications for selectors and acquisitions