WHELF Shared LMS Programme Manager Gareth Owen and Tracey Stanley, Deputy University Librarian at Cardiff University, have just had a chapter included in a new volume “Collaboration and the Academic Library” published by Chandos Publishing. The editor of the volume is Jeremy Atkinson, an active past member of WHELF.
The abstract for their chapter is
The Wales Higher Education Libraries Forum (WHELF) have undertaken an ambitious programme to procure and implement a single Library Management System and discovery interface for all Higher Education institutions across Wales and the National Library of Wales. The paper describes the steps taken to create the conditions for a complex collaboration at a national level, and the benefits identified and achieved from this. It also covers the opportunities for deeper collaboration which have been established, which have potential to transform service provision across Wales.