Collaboration = Doing More with More
The New York Information Infrastructure initiative (I2NY) and its Final Report is the starting point for new collaborative actions that will include all libraries and systems in New York. Working groups are being developed to move forward on initiatives identified by the Report.
- Immediate access to paid electronic journals, e-books, and other materials at the level of best value, and the development of a framework for a united and collaborative statewide group to pursue negotiations with vendors to achieve these access and value goals.
- Statewide digitization of research resources including creation of a New York statewide service hub for the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA), continued regional support for digitization activities, outreach and communication to partners, and identification of sponsors/funders.
- Changing the role of libraries from transactional to transformational by working in the area of “Library as Publisher,” and including Open Access publishing initiatives — inserting the library as early as possible into the creative process.
- Development of methods for greater collaboration among libraries of all types, including transactional exchange models, incentives to grow successful local or regional projects statewide, and greater support for the sharing of information about innovative projects and ideas.
- Innovative development and deployment of staff to deal with the new technologies and the changing expectations of users.
- Connecting library services to patron and student outcomes at every level of school and academic libraries, and in public libraries for lifelong learners and researchers.
- Improved communications across all library types through a number of avenues, including continuing the work begun at the I2NY Summit, development of working groups to facilitate particular projects.
To ensure that all New Yorkers have seamless, unfettered, and affordable access to information, through the creation of a New York statewide information infrastructure which encourages collaboration and joint enterprises among the libraries and archives.
- To introduce the concept of a New York Statewide Information Infrastructure among the state’s academic and research libraries and archives.
- To explore the current landscape for the creation, storage, and dissemination of information in New York.
- To explore existing exemplary models within and outside of New York State for the creation, storage, and dissemination of information.
- To develop a New York Statewide Infrastructure model that builds upon successful programs, creates alternative programs and services where needed, and encourages collaborations and partnerships among New York’s libraries and archives.
- To empower users with the ability to access and process information and resources in ways that are customized to their specific needs within a larger geographic framework.
I2NY Reality Check groups develop an action plan at their April 2013 meeting
September 2012 I2NY Summit presentation slides and speaker information.
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