Past Projects

Past projects: GoGetter! Button

The Rethinking Resource Sharing Initiative created an open-source, vendor-neutral plugin that let people search the web to get published items from a variety of sources, including libraries and booksellers. When the plugin is used through a browser, a list of sources appears showing the source, format, title, author, terms of use, and any cost. The user can simply click on the item they want and, depending on their choice, can then be able to order the item, place a hold, make an ILL request, or view the item online.

Past projects: Rethinking Resource Sharing Forums

The Rethinking Resource Sharing Initiative organized a series of four forums between 2005 and 2009 with the goal of bringing together resource sharing practitioners and inspiring speakers to brainstorm ways to move the work of the Initiative forward and improve resource sharing overall.

Forum IV: May 13-14, 2009, Dublin, Ohio

The fourth Rethinking Resource Sharing Forum was held on May 13-14, 2009 at the OCLC Conference Center in Dublin, OH.

Speakers and selected presentations:

Ed Rothman, University of Michigan, Professor of Statistics and Director of CSCAR
Rethinking Resource Sharing

Mark Leggott, University of Prince Edward Island, University Librarian
“Exploring open source software for libraries and the open access initiatives at UPEI”

Michael Edson, Smithsonian Institution, Director, Web and New Media Strategy
Resource Sharing Remixed

Katie Birch, OCLC Delivery Services, Portfolio manager
Global issues for resource sharing

Forum III: April 19-20, 2007, Chicago, Illinois


Selected presentations:

Michael Stephens, Assistant Professor, Dominican University School of Library and Information Science
Tame the Web: Libraries and Technology

Linda Frueh and Alexis Rossi (Internet Archive)
Rethinking Resource Sharing: The Internet Archive Perspective

Forum II: February 28-March 1, 2006, Denver, Colorado Notes

Forum 1: November 14-15, 2005, Dublin, Ohio Notes