Chief Collection Development Officers of Large Research Libraries Interest Group – December 2023 Report

The group met 2-3 times this quarter.

Recent Activities

First Activity
Costs of the OA Transition
CCDO held its annual open virtual meeting on Wednesday, June 14, 2023, at 2-3:30pm Eastern focused on the theme of institutional costs of the Open Access transition.

Libraries advocate for open science and open scholarship in the public interest and for global information equity. But open access to research has costs that are largely borne by the institutions where research is produced, particularly the research-intensive institutions like those represented – in North America – on CCDO. Presenters from CCDO member libraries were invited to address the following questions: How are our libraries covering the costs associated with gold OA publishing models? How are collection development policies and principles guiding investment in OA? How are research libraries and the institutions in which they are embedded preparing for the potential cost implications of the August 2022 memorandum from the US White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP)?

The panel of presenters and their presentation titles were as follows:
•Chris Palazzolo (Emory University): “Navigating (Gold) OA funding support at Emory Libraries: Approaches, Policies, and Ongoing Discussions”
•Holly Zerbe (University of Pennsylvania): “Quantifying Penn’s Federally Funded Research, Publications and APCs”
•Miranda Bennett (California Digital Library): “OA Value and OA Values at the University of California”
Meets Core’s strategic goals for Membership and Value to Members

Second Activity
Joint Session Core TSD Interest Group
CCDO collaborated with Core Technical Services Directors of Large Research Libraries Interest Group because of the acknowledged overlap in our missions and memberships. Many institutions across both groups still have significant investment in physical materials which often comes with space challenges. The session took place on Monday, December 4th at 11am Eastern and featured a presentation and discussion on recent scholarship focused on physical collections and their management. Several of the co-authors (Levenson, Nadal, Yano, Zachary) of the much-buzzed-about College & Research Libraries article "A Model to Determine Optimal Numbers of Monograph Copies for Preservation in Shared Print Collections" joined the session to provide an overview of their research as well as discussion and Q+A with attendees
Meets Core’s strategic goals for Membership and Value to Members

What will your group be working on for the next 6 months?
In the spring, we will begin planning a CCDO virtual session likely related to AI and collections.

Is there anything Core could have provided during this time that would have helped your group with its work?

Please provide suggestions for future education topics, initiatives, publications, resources, or other activities that could be developed based on your group’s work.
I believe the topics outlined above (i.e. OA costs, stewardship of physical materials) might be good for further activities as relevant.

Submitted by Dracine Hodges on 12/13/2023

Chief Collection Development Officers of Large Research Libraries Interest Group – May 2022 Report

The group met 1 time this quarter.

Recent Activities

First Activity
10/5 (Tue) 3-4pm ET / 2-3pm CT / 1-Noon MT / Noon-1pm PT via zoom
Introduction, Code of Conduct, Polling – 5 min.
Transformative agreements — what’s working, what’s challenging, and what we should consider in negotiation – 45 min.
Update on University of California Transformative Agreements — Ellen Finnie, Director of Shared Collections, California Digital Library, University of California, Office of the President
Sage Transformative Agreement — Nerea Llamas, Associate University Librarian, Collections Strategies & Services, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Watchful Waiting: A Cautious Approach to Transformative Agreements — Kizer Walker, Director of Collections, Cornell University Library
Meets Core’s strategic goals for Continuing Education, Membership and Engagement

What will your group be working on for the next 6 months?
6/21 (Tue) 2-3:30pm ET / 1-2:30pm CT / Noon-1:30pm MT / 11am-12:30-pm PT via zoom. The theme will be Books Strategies.

New & current officers Introduction – next Incoming Chair
Presentations on Books Strategies (15 min. each):
Developing the BTAA eBook Collection: A Library & University Press Partnership (Kate McCready, Univ. of Minnesota, Interim AUL for Content & Collections; Charles Watkinson, Univ. of Michigan AUL for Publishing; Sarah Van Cleve, Project Manager)
TOME – Toward an Open Monograph Ecosystem – details to be confirmed soon
Finding Opportunities for Open Textbooks (Mihoko Hosoi, Associate Dean for Collections, Research and Scholarly Communications; Bryan McGeary, Learning Design and Open Education Engagement Librarian; Lana Munip, Analysis and Planning Consultant – all from Penn State)

Submitted by Mihoko Hosoi on 05/10/2022