Teri Koch, MLS, MBA, is the Head of Collection Development and Professor of Librarianship at Drake University’s Cowles Library in Des Moines, Iowa. Teri oversees collection development activities and policies, the library liaison program, and collection assessment. Teri is active at the University-level, serving on the Faculty Senate, the University Budget Committee, and the Academic Chairs Committee. She was the co-founder of the Central Iowa Collaborative Collections Initiative, a shared print & collaborative collection development initiative. She has presented and published on areas related to this collaborative, as well as on data-driven acquisitions. In recent years, she has focused on promoting and adoption of textbook alternatives, including OER, at Drake. She was a 2019-2020 SPARC Open Education Leadership fellow.
(Collaborative Librarianship, 2016) Koch, Teresa; Welch, Andrew J.
In 2013, the Central Iowa Collaborative Collections Initiative (CI-CCI) entered into a shared print monograph retention agreement which resulted in a project to fully validate the assigned retention commitments. While shared print retention programs are becoming increasingly common, they often do not include a process for verification of availability and condition of volumes. This article focuses on the validation aspect of the CI-CCI program and the rationale behind it, and examines how other print collaborative projects view and approach validation. Finally, the article concludes with a summary and an analysis of the value of this effort.