PSP Free Guest Speaker Talk – Ann Thornton, Columbia University

Friday, October 20, 2017
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

A vision for shared collection development and management.

The PSP Books Committee will be hearing from guest speaker Ann Thornton, Vice Provost and University Librarian, Columbia University on Friday, October 20th from 12:30-1:30pm (ET) at the McGraw-Hill/NY offices. As research libraries seek new ways to ensure preservation of the printed record and make research collections more accessible, several major library collaborations are embracing a vision for shared collection development and management. Through innovations in resource sharing, commitments to long-term retention, and pragmatic approaches to sustainable collecting in a networked environment, these coalitions are envisioning a future that is increasingly interconnected and coordinated. This presentation will give an overview of some of the work that is already underway to coordinate collection development activities among major research universities and to increase access to distinctive academic collections to support research, teaching, and learning.

The guest speaker talk is free of charge but you will need to sign up as space is limited.  You can sign up to hear the talks in-person or via teleconference.  If you or a colleague wishes to attend, please contact Sara Pinto at and state whether you would like to attend in person or remotely.