Ivan Gaetz presents a six week timeline of developments in the open access movement.
Ivan Gaetz, co-editor of Collaborative Librarianship, reviews three articles: Sara Mudd and Andy Havens, “Library Cooperation in the 21st Century: Combining Forces to Achieve More.” NextSpace, No. 12 (June 2009): 4-9. Diane J. Graves, “The Other Sustainability Problem” Educause Review: Why IT Matters to Higher Education, Vol. 44, no. 2 (March/April 2009): 72-73. Martha M. Yee. “‘Wholly Visionary’: the American Library Association, the Library of Congress, and the Card Distribution Program,” eScholarship Repository, University of California, http://repositories.cdlib.org/postprints/3384/ (2009): 68-78.
Libraries around the world have enjoyed a remarkable history of working together. The present contexts of collaboration in other sectors of society, of a growing literature on collaborative management theory and practice, of the Colorado experience in library collaboration, constitute fertile soil that nurtures new initiatives in collaboration. No Brief Candle provides perspectives on the importance of collaboration for libraries of the 21st century. The new journal, Collaborative Librarianship, builds on the great traditions of the past and seeks to promote library networking, cooperation and partnerships in new ways. Readers are invited to participate in this new venture.
With this issue we complete two volumes of publication covering 2009 and 2010. Carrying forward the mission of Collaborative Librarianship, a new set of articles and reviews are offered that contributes to the professional and scholarly literature on library collaboration.
This issue marks the start of Collaborative Librarianship’s third year of publication. The articles presented here reveal the great richness of creative thought moving librarians to develop intriguing and exciting ways of working together and of reaching out to persons and groups outside the profession of librarianship.
This third issue of Collaborative Librarianship attempts to grasp aspects of this expanding vision. Both Steve Fisher’s article on the birth of CARL in the 1970s and Martha Yee’s post-print article (briefly annotated) on the cooperative cataloging services of the Library of Congress in the early 1900s highlight the strong commitment libraries historically have made to explore innovative ways of working together. Such remarkable commitment has helped pave the way for future opportunities in library collaboration.