Resource Sharing and Collection Development Committee Annual Report 2018

submitted by Michael Duffy, Chair

Current Roster

  • Michael Duffy, Chair (2015-)
  • Stephanie Bonjack (2018-)
  • Karen Burke (2018-)
  • Amy L. Edmonds (2017-)
  • Keith D. Eiten (2015-)
  • Laura Gayle Green (2015-)
  • Catherine Hammer (2017-)
  • Jerry L. McBride (2015-)
  • Robin Preiss (2015-)
  • John R. Redford (2017-)
  • Sheridan Stormes (2015-)
  • Abbey Thompson (2015-)

List of Previous Goals and Progress Made

  1. Continue development of the RSCD Committee website.
    • The RSCD website is active at http://libguides.musiclibraryassoc.org/PersianMusic. A working group of Laura Gayle Green, Sheridan Stormes, and Abbey Thompson is working to solicit more contributions of collecting guides to this site. This will continue to a focus of development for the coming year.
    • Supports Objective 2 under the Strategic Plan Goal Area of Organizational Excellence.
  2. Continue discussion of a possible formal role for the RSCD committee (and thus MLA) in the annual selection of books for the music section of ACRL’s Resources for College Libraries. 
    • We have discontinued our work on this goal.
  3. Continue discussion of documenting cooperative collection development and resource sharing plans between institutions that involve music materials.
    • This project has entered a second phase. Now, a team of Michael Duffy, Abbey Thompson, and Karen Burke are working to contact MLA members who work in institutions of the 93 consortia we have identified to ascertain the level of consortial cooperation to develop collections of music materials or to circulate them within consortia.
    • Supports Objective 1 under the Strategic Plan Goal Area of Value of the Profession.
  4. Discuss a potential book on music collection development.
    • This idea was pitched to MLA editors, who were not interested at this time. We need to encourage publication of articles on music collection development.

List of Future Goals

  1. Transition leadership of committee to new chair.
  2. Recruit new members for the committee.
  3. Continue development of the RSCD Committee.
    • Supports Objective 2 under the Strategic Plan Goal Area of Organizational Excellence.
  4. Continue work to investigate and document cooperative collection development and resource sharing plans between institutions that involve music materials.
  5. Discuss plan to encourage publication of articles and other publications on collection development in music.
    • Supports Objective 1 under the Strategic Plan Goal Area of Value of the Profession.