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Collaborative Library Resource Sharing:
Standards, Developments, and New Models for Cooperating
A NISO Educational Forum

October 6-7, 2008

Georgia Tech Global Learning Center
Atlanta, GA

About the Forum

Not every institution can have every journal, book, film or resource. Increasingly, many institutions are running out of space for the materials that they do have. Also, the costs for collecting, managing, and preserving these materials are constantly increasing. Institutions are finding new ways to share their resources and work collaboratively to meet the needs of the user community.

NISO will host Collaborative Library Resource Sharing a two-day meeting in Atlanta to cover many of these issues. This meeting will engage participants to explore areas where collaborative effort and standards can help improve library efficiency through resource sharing. This includes the area of interlibrary loan, physical resource management, collaborative storage and preservation, and related open source developments. New developments in each of these areas will help to improve efficiency in library resource sharing and hopefully improve user outcomes and satisfaction.

If you are looking for ways to reduce costs and improve efficiency through collaborative resource sharing, you won't want to miss this seminar.

Topics that will be covered will include:

Union lists in support of resource sharing

  • Physical delivery of shared resources
  • NCIP and ISO ILL standards
  • Vendor solutions and barriers to interoperability
  • Fulfilling loan requests with digitized materials
  • Copyright and resource sharing
  • Challenges of sharing electronic resources
  • Open source resource sharing developments
  • Improving library efficiency through collaboration


If paying by credit card, Register Online

If paying by check, use this PDF Form.


Early-Bird (Ends 9/26/08): $325.00
Regular: $395.00
One-Day: $200.00

Early-Bird (Ends 9/26/08): $395.00
Regular: $465.00
One-Day: $280.00

Student: (Limited Spaces)
Regular: $125.00

Registration Information

  • Early bird rates are offered until September 26, 2008.
  • Registration closes October 1, 2008. After that date, a processing fee of $50 will be added. This also applies to any on-site registration.
  • Cancellations made by October 1, 2008 will receive a full refund less a $50 processing fee. After that date, there are no refunds.
  • Registration includes a continental breakfast and lunch on both days. Notify the NISO office if you have any dietary restrictions (301-654-2512).
  • Students should submit proof of enrollment when registering. Please contact the NISO office (301-654-2512) with questions.

Location Information

Regency Suites Hotel
975 West Peachtree Street
Atlanta, GA 30309
Phone: 404-876-5003
Toll-free: 800-642-3629

Directions & Parking

Hotel Rate
Reservations can be made at the Regency Suites Hotel in Atlanta by calling 800-642-3629 and referencing the NISO forum to receive the discounted rate of $119 + tax per night for a single room or $139 + tax for a double room for Sunday, October 5 and Monday, October 6, 2008. Reservations must be made by September 25, 2008 to receive this rate. After that time, reservations will be based on available space at the regular rate.

Forum Location
Georgia Tech Global Learning Center
84 Fifth St. N.W.
Atlanta, GA 30308-1031
Phone: 404-385-6203

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