TRIANGLE RESEARCH LIBRARIES NETWORK E-NEWS FOR JUNE 2012

1. Oxford University Press Pilot Project
2. Registration for the Staff Enrichment Series Closes June 8th
3. Digital Collections at UNC are available through Search TRLN
4. Content, Context, and Capacity News
5. Collaborative Print Retention Committee
6. Annual Meeting - July 13th
7. Upcoming Meetings

1. Oxford University Press Pilot Project
Resulting from the TRLN Beyond Print initiative, this pilot is an attempt to create a financially sustainable model for consortial acquisition of print and e-books. This project began in May 2012 with new books published by Oxford University Press and its partner publishers that are part of University Press Scholarship Online (UPSO). Key elements of the project: TRLN will acquire all UPSO e-books in all subjects (except for Oxford Handbooks Online and certain categories of e-reference titles sold separately); all TRLN users will have access to this e-content; TRLN will share a single print copy of all books from these publishers that YBP profiles in the humanities and social sciences; individual libraries can buy additional print copies with a 40% discount; YBP will assist in non-duplication control. During the course of this project, we will acquire 2900 e-books and 2400 shared print books. Duke will maintain the MARC records for the the e-books on behalf of TRLN libraries, and UNC will maintain the MARC records for the print books and handle delivery of the shared copies.

2. Registration for the Staff Enrichment Series Closes June 8th
Please register if you plan to attend the Staff Enrichment Series program on June 14th. This event will include a presentation on the new Rubenstein Library at Duke by Naomi Nelson, and highlights of special and digital collections by John Blythe (UNC North Carolina Collection), Josh Hockensmith (UNC Art Library), Kristen Merryman (NCSU), and Andre Vann (NCCU). Register here: www.trln.org. Please note, you may check to see if you've already registered by clicking the "Am I Registered" link at the top of the event page.

3. Digital Collections at UNC are available through Search TRLN
In early May, UNC began contributing metadata for locally digitized materials to the TRLN Endeca indexes. Over 25,000 digitized oral history interviews, North Carolina college yearbooks, maps, and historic postcards are indexed and presented with published materials through Search TRLN and the UNC Catalog. The North Carolina Postcard collection is one collection that is now searchable alongside published materials. Search TRLN also includes a new experimental primary sources facet that has been added in conjunction with this change. The experimental facet allows patrons to limit a search to primary sources including digitized materials from UNC and manuscripts, archival collections, and primary materials found in published sources from all four TRLN institutions.

4. Content, Context, and Capacity News
The grant received national publicity in April based on the digitization of the James E. Shepard Papers, NCCU founder and national advocate for African Americans in higher education. The story was picked up by the Journal of Blacks in Higher Education, as well as several local papers. In May, Duke began digitization of still images for partner institutions, making Duke's Digital Production Center the second of three centers to perform collaborative digitization for the grant. The grant has produced over 160,000 digital objects (40% of the project total) from 19 collections at the four partner institutions. As of June 1, Jenn Riley -- Head of the Carolina Digital Library and Archives -- has assumed the role of Interim Principle Investigator for the CCC project. Also in June, the State Library approved the CCC grant for year two funding in 2012-2013, in the amount of $150,000. We look forward to working with all of you on this project in a second year!

5. Collaborative Print Retention Committee
Last winter, the Collections Council charged a Collections Analysis Feasibility Task Group for Serials to recommend methods for systematically contributing serial volumes to TRLN's Collaborative Print Retention Program. The Collections Council approved two initiatives. The first initiative involves a review of serial titles held both by UNC and Duke libraries and identifying the best candidates for the program. The second initiative involves a review of serial titles which are held by NCSU and either Duke or UNC and identifying those titles NCSU can contribute to the program. When NCSU commits these titles to the program, the other institutions will have the freedom to withdraw their volumes. The Collaborative Print Retention Committee began work on these projects this spring. The TRLN Collaborative Print Retention program was initiated in 2008, and as of May 2012, TRLN libraries have voluntarily contributed over 124,000 volumes associated with 2,400 serial titles.

6. Annual Meeting - July 13th
Watch for a registration announcement for the Annual Meeting. Gary Marchionini, Dean and Cary C. Boshamer Distinguished Professor, UNC School of Information and Library Science, will be our keynote speaker. Author Margaret Maron will join us for lunch. We've received many interesting proposals for breakout sessions. We will put together the agenda and send an announcement later this month.
 

7. Upcoming Meetings

 June 6   2:30-4:30 Collections Council
 June 11  2:30-4:30 Technology Council
 June 12  1:30-4:00 Electronic Resources Committee
 June 14 8:30-1:00 Staff Enrichment Series
 June 15 2:00-3:30 Advisory Council
 June 15 3:30-5:00 Content, Context, and Capacity Year One Wrap-Up
 June 18 3:00-5:00 Executive Committee
 July 13 8:30-2:00 TRLN Annual Meeting