Vision, Mission, Priorities, Initiatives
The Washington Research Library Consortium will be a catalyst creating synergies among the partner universities to enable the success of learning and scholarship.
The Washington Research Library Consortium is a collaborative partnership providing proactive and responsive, innovative, cost-effective access to shared information resources, services and expertise.
- Approved by the WRLC Board of Directors, December 1, 2010
- Creating coordinated collections
- Creating a robust infrastructure for discovery and access
- Ensuring the long-term preservation of physical and digital information resources
- Sharing expertise
FY 2017 Initiatives
Creating Coordinated Collections
- Investigate and recommend a shared approval plan.
- Implement approval plan for DDA e-books and print from Oxford Univeristy Press.
- Review research databases acquired by the WRLC libraries and recommend potential candidates for joint acquisition.
- Formulate high level, holistic collection development guidelines for the WRLC shared collection.
- Determine how to effectively move from a pilot project to ongoing processes for collaborative collection activities.
Creating a Robust Infrastructure for Discovery and Access
- Update interlibrary loan rights information for e-resources in WorldCat to facilitate loans in the WRLC.
- Enter license information for e-books in WorldCat to facilitate loans in the WRLC.
- Implement Voyager database cleanup recommendations and RDA to prepare data for migration.
- Implement Occam's Reader as part of a joint pilot with ASERL.
- Investigate how to indicate ownership of materials in Shared Collections Facility without using the OCLC number.
- Implement simplified workflows developed for collaborative approval plan purchases.
- Enable federated authentication for access to online services and electronic resources.
- Prepare for Alma/Primo migration by cleaning up data and preparing a communications plan.
Preserving Physical and Digital Resources
- Implement new CLS workflow for restricted-use materials.
- Explore a shared bindery process to ensure equitable responsibility and costs.
Improving the Consortium and Setting Direction
- Review and develop strategies to implement recommendations from the Human Resources Task Force.
- Develop strategies for sharing expertise through a sustained program of assessment and education.
- Share ideas and resources to successfully launch ORCID.