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- Ivy Plus Libraries Confederation
- Princeton University. Library. Department of Rare Books and Special Collections
- Ivy Plus Libraries Confederation Records
- Princeton University Archives
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- 78 digital files
The Ivy Plus Libraries Confederation is a consortium of 13 academic libraries including Brown University, the University of Chicago, Columbia University, Cornell University, Dartmouth College, Duke University, Harvard University, Johns Hopkins University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the University of Pennsylvania, Princeton University, Stanford University, and Yale University. Key initiatives include the Borrow Direct Program and the IPLC Web Collecting Program. This collection includes administrative records kept by the Confederation for internal use, including charters, strategic plans, policy documentation, working group charges, program guides, annual reports, and minutes.
Collection Description & Creator Information
The Ivy Plus Libraries Confederation Records collection is comprised of various IPLC administrative records, including missions of understanding, business and strategic plans, policies and approvals, program guides, initiative charters, reports, statistics, meeting minutes, group charges, and other similar documentation.
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- Collection Creator Biography:
The Ivy Plus Libraries Confederation is a consortium of 13 academic libraries including Brown University, the University of Chicago, Columbia University, Cornell University, Dartmouth College, Duke University, Harvard University, Johns Hopkins University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the University of Pennsylvania, Princeton University, Stanford University, and Yale University. The partnership began in 1999 when Columbia, Penn, and Yale launched CoPY, a resource-sharing partnership and predecessor to Borrow Direct. Borrow Direct, an interlibrary loan service and resource sharing partnership, became official in 2002 with the addition of Brown, Cornell, Dartmouth, and Princeton. The program grew to include the other 6 members over the next 14 years, with the final addition of Stanford in 2016. In 2009, Peter Collins was appointed Project Manager for Borrow Direct. In 2014, the partnership was renamed the Ivy Plus Libraries, with Borrow Direct remaining one of the partnership's key initiatives. At this point, an Ivy Plus Libraries Collection Development Group was established and charged with leading collaborative collection-building efforts.
In 2016, the Collection Development group, headed by Galadriel Chilton, began the Ivy Plus Libraries Web Collecting Program, based on a pilot program managed by Anna Perricci. The Web Collecting Program is a collaborative collection development program that curates thematic collections of available but at-risk web content that will support research at the partnering institutions and international research community. In 2017, Samantha Abrams was appointed the Ivy Plus Web Collections Librarian and was charged with heading this program. The same year, Heidi Nance was appointed Director of Resource Sharing Initiatives.
In 2017, the partnership was renamed the Ivy Plus Libraries Confederation (IPLC), and three strategic priorities were identified: Borrow Direct improvements, Collaborative Collection Development, and Collective Leadership and Advocacy in Scholarly Communication. As of 2019, the Borrow Direct Program operations and administration moved from Penn to Princeton.
This collection was transferred to the University Archives from IPLC in July 2019 .
- Archival Appraisal Information:
No materials were separated from this collection.
- Processing Information:
The born-digital materials in this collection have been processed according to Princeton University Library's Born-Digital Processing Workflows. For more information on the workflow, please read our full Born-Digital Processing Information Note.
This collection was processed by Annalise Berdini in July 2019. Finding aid written by Annalise Berdini in July 2019.
Access & Use
- Access Restrictions:
Records are closed for 30 years from the date of their creation. Materials older than 30 years that do not pertain to student academic performance, trustee issues, or faculty personnel matters are open.
- Conditions for Reproduction and Use:
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. For quotations that are fair use as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission to cite or publish is required. The Trustees of Princeton University hold copyright to all materials generated by Princeton University employees in the course of their work. If copyright is held by Princeton University, researchers will not need to obtain permission, complete any forms, or receive a letter to move forward with non-commercial use of materials from the Mudd Library. For materials where the copyright is not held by the University, researchers are responsible for determining who may hold the copyright and obtaining approval from them. If you have a question about who owns the copyright for an item, you may request clarification by contacting us through the Ask Us! form.
- Credit this material:
Ivy Plus Libraries Confederation Records; Princeton University Archives, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
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- Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript LibrarySeeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library65 Olden StreetPrinceton, NJ 08540, USA(609) 258-6345