**Apologies for cross posting**

Following its grant award from IMLS to support the Collaborative
Collections Lifecycle Project
(“CCLP”), NISO announces that the work item for the Collaborative
Collections Lifecycle Infrastructure Project Recommended Practice (“CCLIP”)
has been approved by its Voting Members.

Networks of libraries have a long tradition of working together to expand
their resources and provide more comprehensive coverage across all subjects
through sharing of resources. As one of these strategies, larger networks
of institutions have recently explored wider adoption of cooperative
collections management, which this project defines as a process by which
networks of institutions work collaboratively to acquire, manage,
circulate, and preserve collections across the network. The CCLP
<> seeks to overcome
serious barriers to wider implementations, including the lack of available
vendor-neutral interoperable systems, adequate governance and
decision-making frameworks, and assessment tools.

The CCLIP Recommended Practice will document exchange protocols that
describe gathering, normalizing, and exchanging holdings information,
contractual information, retention obligations, and usage data. It will
also describe aggregation of library staff and subject matter expertise,
local and group-based insights, and the publisher/marketplace information
necessary to support collaborative decisions at the local and
cross-institutional levels. The Recommended Practice will also explore
assessment processes among partner institutions, provide definitions,
describe personas, and outline their related workflows.

CCLIP will support several working groups to work in concert with CCLP and
with each other. At this time, NISO is forming three initial working
groups, which are expected to start work in early March 2023. Other CCLIP
working groups will be formed later in the project to focus on additional
elements of the overall Recommended Practice, such as cataloging and
metadata, assessment, and partner interactions. These groups will form
later in 2023 and 2024, per the overall project’s work plan.

We invite statements of interest from libraries, content and service
providers, and other experts to participate on working groups for:


   Collections development and selection


   Organizational Strategy and Governance

The Collections Development and Selection working group will develop use
cases, user stories, and recommendations for processes to be used across
institutions in collections, by investigating and discussing current gaps
and documenting data requirements and needed functionality. It is expected
to operate for about a year. NISO seeks participation from heads and
directors of collection development, selectors, collection analysts, and

The Infrastructure working group will develop requirements for CCLP
prototype middleware and applications specifications, examining existing
tools to identify necessary functionality and user needs. It is expected to
operate for about 16 months. NISO seeks participation from library systems
managers, product and software developers, and product managers.

The Organizational Strategy and Governance working group will develop
recommendations for how collections lifecycle activities should operate
strategically and be governed across different institutions in a common
infrastructure. It is expected to be underway for about 10 months. NISO
seeks participation from deans and directors of libraries and collections
analysts and strategists.

We anticipate that on average all working groups will meet virtually via
Zoom twice a month for one-hour meetings. About 2–3 hours of offline
work/month will be anticipated in addition to meetings. Working group
members will be expected to collect or create reference materials, analyze
them through discussion, and collaboratively draft new outputs as part of
their tasks. There may be additional methods or tools that working groups
develop to support project outputs.  More details about the working groups’
scopes are available here.

Please send a short email with a paragraph or two describing your interest
and which working group you’d like to participate in to [log in to unmask]

NISO will hold a webinar on January 24, 2023 at 2 pm Eastern
discuss the CCLP project and the working groups. You may register for the
webinar to attend it live or receive a recording.


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