New Transforming Collections Task Force Outcomes

Posted Saturday, June 25, 2011 - 13:26
Transforming Collections Task Force
Mary Beth Thomson at the Transforming Collections Task Force

One of the new task forces to emerge from the 2015 strategic plan is the Transforming Collections Task Force, which met Friday to discuss its initial report to the ALCTS board.

The purpose of this task force is to provide leadership in the transformation of libraries and library services in a dynamic and increasingly global digital information environment. Mary Beth Thomson (University of Kentucky) is the task force chair. The group is interested in reexamining how we define collections and approach collection management in the future. Some of the topics they will focus on are e-content, patron-initiated purchasing, and data curation services. The task force hopes to fulfill its mission through programming and creating opportunities for sharing best practices.

It will be exciting to see what this task force accomplishes in the next five years!