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Academic Libraries of Indiana (ALI): ALI-PALNI Shared Print Project

Shared Print Project

Project Goals

  • Provide participating libraries an opportunity to reduce their print collections with minimal impact on library users;
  • Allow participating libraries to reclaim space for other purposes more directly beneficial to library users;
  • Identify unique print items within the collections of participating libraries for preservation and potential digitization;
  • Inform and influence ongoing collection development at the individual libraries; and
  • Develop a statewide strategy for print book collections, which may involve cooperative purchasing.

Project Management

Kirsten Leonard, PALNI Executive Director

Tina Baich, ALI-PALNI Shared Print Project Coordinator

Participating Libraries

Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary IUPUI University Library
Ancilla College IUPUI, Ruth Lilly Medical Library
Anderson University IUPUI, School of Dentistry Library
Butler University Manchester University
Christian Theological Seminary Marian University
Concordia Theological Seminary Oakland Cty University
DePauw University Purdue University Calumet
Earlham College Saint Joseph's College of Indiana
Franklin College St. Mary-of-the-Woods College
Goshen College St. Mary's College
Grace College and Theological Seminary Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology
Hanover College Taylor University
Huntington College Trine University
Indiana State University University of Indianapolis
Indiana University Kokomo University of Saint Francis
Indiana University Northwest University of Southern Indiana
Indiana University Southeast Valparaiso University
Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne Wabash College


ALI Collaborative Collection Management Data Analysis Task Force

Task Force Charge

To assist ALI in taking the next steps for Collaborative Collection Management, the ALI Collaborative Collection Management Data Analysis Task Force will review existing and identify additional data analysis necessary to select the most beneficial statewide, cooperative purchasing opportunities.

The task force will:

  • Review existing ALI-PALNI Shared Print Project data
  • Identify what additional data analysis is necessary to identify highly beneficial ALI-wide cooperative purchasing opportunities:
    • With assistance from ALI RAC and PALNI Collection Management, identify key opportunities and constraints in group purchasing options that impact data analysis (e.g. certain publishers, publication dates, subjects, etc.).
    • Consult further with VIVA and SCS on data analysis methods.
    • Determine what options exist to analyze ALI purchasing data from institutions who did not participate in the ALI-PALNI Shared Print Project.
    • Purchasing possibilities include but are not limited to:
      • eBook packages or DDA programs for widely purchased and low use books
      • eBook packages or DDA programs for widely purchased and high use books
      • eBook packages or DDA programs for most widely purchased publishers

Task Force Members

  • Kirsten Leonard, PALNI Executive Director, Co-Chair
  • Tina Baich, ALI-PALNI Shared Print Project Coordinator, Co-Chair
  • Marla Baden, IPFW
  • Polly Boruff-Jones, IU Kokomo
  • Caroline Gilson, DePauw University
  • Kate Moore, IU Southeast, ALI RAC Liaison
  • Josh Petrusa, Butler University
  • Sean Stone, IU School of Dentistry Library
  • Jan Woodall, Ivy Tech Community College, Central Region
  • Anne Osterman, VIVA, Consultant (ex-officio)

Policy Group

Policy Group Members

  • Marla Baden, IPFW
  • Tina Baich, IUPUI
  • Dan Bowell, Taylor University
  • Suzanne Hinnefeld, St. Mary's College
  • Jill Lichtsinn, Manchester University
  • Julie Miller, Butler University
  • Rick Provine, DePauw University
  • Donna Resetar, Valparaiso University
  • Greg Youngen, Indiana State University
  • Kirsten Leonard, PALNI Executive Director (ex-officio)
  • Former Members:
  • Karla Alexander, University of St. Francis
  • Robin Crumrin, IUPUI
  • Nancy Kirkpatrick, Marian University