Shared Collection Development, Digitization, and Owned Digital Collections

(2019). Georgetown Law Faculty Publications and Other Works. 2133.

36 Pages Posted: 14 Feb 2019

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Michelle M. Wu

Georgetown University Law Center

Date Written: February 4, 2019

Abstract

While library models already exist for sharing physical materials and joint licensing, this paper envisions an aspect of future collections involving a national digital collection owned, not licensed, by libraries. Collaborative collection development, digitization, and digital object management of owned collections can benefit societies in multiple ways, from expanding access to users otherwise unable to reach these materials, to preserving content even when disaster strikes, to reducing duplication of effort and expense in collection or digitization. This article will explore both the benefits of and the challenges to this type of collaboration.

Keywords: collaborative collections, digitization, copyright, preservation

Suggested Citation

Wu, Michelle M., Shared Collection Development, Digitization, and Owned Digital Collections (February 4, 2019). (2019). Georgetown Law Faculty Publications and Other Works. 2133.. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3328624 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3328624

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