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OCLC and SCELC Partner to Increase Diversity in Shared Print Programs

OCLC announced the following:

OCLC is partnering with the Statewide California Electronic Library Consortium (SCELC) to use OCLC’s new Choreo Insights library analytics solution to help identify ways to enhance diversity in shared print collections in order to retain and preserve valuable materials of interest in underrepresented communities.

As a part of the project, ‘Community Strategies to Expand Diversity and Inclusivity in the Collective Collection of Shared Print,’ SCELC is conducting an analysis designed to inform development of national best practices for shared print programs. The aim is to expand inclusion of minority-serving institutions and evaluate the diversity of collective and prospective collections. This work includes metadata analysis of diversity metrics, such as the representation of minority researchers and books about minority communities.

SCELC will use OCLC’s Choreo Insights to evaluate the diversity and uniqueness of the library collections of approximately 30 minority-serving institutions. Choreo Insights will allow SCELC to compare distinct and overlapping print book collections from minority-serving and non-minority-serving institutions. Choreo Insights will also look at the minority-serving collections and highlight the rare and unique collections in the ethnic studies areas they represent.

For more information, read the press release.



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