SCELC & EAST: Community Strategies to Expand Diversity and Inclusivity in the Collective Collection of Shared Print
SCELC and EAST recently received an Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) grant for a project titled, Community Strategies to Expand Diversity and Inclusivity in the Collective Collection of Shared Print. The joint project is a Planning Grant in the amount of $149,986 for a 2-year project to identify ways to enhance the diversity of institutional participants and collections in their respective shared print programs, which collectively serve 118 institutions and include over 12 million retention commitments.
Outcomes include development of national best practices for shared print programs related to expanding inclusion of minority serving institutions and a research framework to evaluate the diversity of collective and prospective collections of retained materials including metadata analysis of diversity metrics such as broader representation of minority researchers and topics of interest to minority communities.
An initial project timeline and forthcoming project updates are available on the SCELC website.