Suzanne Paul at the Parker Library in Cambridge has posted an extra super version of her talk at the Cambridge-Oxford College Librarians conference on 28th March. She summarises her experiences of collaboration in special collections libraries with a series of small case studies. These include the Open Libraries initiative and collaborative exhibition work – well worth a read!
Suzanne’s final case study looks to the future, describing the Special Collections Gateway which Cambridge College Libraries are currently collaborating to create. We hope that this gateway will allow us to aggregate all the information that visitors to our special collections need, in one easy to access (and update) location. As well as making life easier for users who are often trying to visit more that one collection in a single trip, it will allow us to share the work of publicising our collections and keeping information about them current. Suzanne explains more. She also calls for suggestions and advice from colleagues. I second that -Suzanne and I would love to hear from you!