Additional Participants


James Jackson Sanborn, Technology Director
Sara Amato, Systems Librarian

Partner Organizations

Bangor Public Library
Bates College
Bowdoin College
Colby College
Maine InfoNet
Maine State Library
Portland Public Library
University of Southern Maine

Project Period


Level of Access

Open-Access Report

Grant Number

IMLS LG-07-10-0238-10

Submission Date



Project Goals

1. To develop a strategy for a state‐wide, multi type library program for managing, storing and preserving print collections among public and private institutions to achieve greater efficiencies and extend the power of every dollar invested in collections and library facilities.

2. To expand access to existing digital book collections by developing print‐on‐demand (POD) and e‐book on‐demand (EOD) services to support long‐term management of a shared print collection, and the integration of digital resources with print collections.

3. To formalize organizational agreements, establish a budget, and develop policies essential for the maintenance of shared print and digital collections, access to them, and responsibility for sharing them.

OCLC Reclamation

Although not part of the original project plan, it quickly became clear that in order to accurately compare holding and circulation data among the partners and to WorldCat that an OCLC reclamation project was needed. Seven of the eight partner libraries were required to send monograph and serial records at a minimum, for reclamation; some libraries elected to send records for additional formats not covered as part of the grant. Portland Public Library had completed a reclamation in 2009 and has continued to maintain its holdings, so it was exempt from this requirement.

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