IPLC Launches Digital Gaming Communities Web Archive

Developed by librarians within the Ivy Plus Libraries Confederation, the Digital Gaming Communities Web Archive preserves content generated by, and related to, digital games in order to foster research within the discipline. Themes collected include critical gaming, game ethics, accessibility in gaming and game design, and user reviews and playthroughs, with content created by individuals,… Read more »

IPLC Launches Muftiships Web Archive

Developed by librarians within the Ivy Plus Libraries Confederation, the archive preserves the websites of Muftis (Muslim legal experts) and leading jurists from the Islamic world. Included are websites that cover the responses of judicial authorities to current events in their respective countries and beyond, illustrate the manner in which these authorities engage with the… Read more »

IPLC Launches the U.S. Women’s and Girls’ Magazines Web Archive

Developed by librarians within the Ivy Plus Libraries Confederation, the Archive consists of websites of women’s media that previously existed as print magazines and have long documented women’s thoughts, activities, economic power, sexuality, political interests, social, cultural, and domestic life. Curated by Jennifer Weintraub (Harvard University), Lee Sullivan (Harvard University), Sarah Witte (Columbia University), and… Read more »

Crossing the Zone of Ambiguity: The Ivy Plus Libraries Confederation’s Dataset Feasibility Study — Processes & Practices for Cross-Institutional Collaboration by Ken Peterson and Galadriel Chilton

At the 15th annual ER&L conference (March 2020), Ken Peterson, Dartmouth’s Associate Librarian for Access & Collection Strategies at Dartmouth College, and Galadriel Chilton, IPLC’s DCI shared how 6 IPLC libraries of diverse sizes completed a project on time and under budget. They described how the team found their way across the zone of ambiguity,… Read more »

Open Source Data Visualization for Resource Sharing by Heidi Nance and Joe Zucca

In order to better understand scholarly use of a vast collective collection – both within and without our 13-library confederation – the Ivy Plus Libraries Confederation is leveraging MetriDoc, an open-source framework devised by a library for libraries, to create a generalizable data analysis infrastructure and visualization service. MetriDoc gathers, normalizes, and presents BorrowDirect consortial… Read more »

First Bring Cookies: Reflections, Tools, and Tips on Evolving a Partnership of Academic Libraries by Galadriel Chilton and Heidi Nance

Through stories, outcomes, and examples, IPLC’s Director of Collections Initiatives and Director of Resource Sharing Initiatives presented their tips, experience, and practices for enabling and building collaboration at the 2019 Association for College & Research Libraries – New England Chapter (ACRL-NEC) annual conference. Read more at: https://scholarworks.umass.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1132&context=acrl_nec_conf

Yale Participates in BorrowDirect Pilot for Special Collections

Last October Yale University Library and five other Ivy Plus Libraries participated in a pilot program to share scans of special collections materials at no cost to BorrowDirect Libraries. BorrowDirect is an unmediated library resource sharing partnership encompassing thirteen Ivy Plus academic institutions Before the pilot, interlibrary loan (ILL) requests for scans of Beinecke materials… Read more »