CTW Timeline

CTW’s DDA program with EBL/ProQuest dismantled due to rising fees and publisher embargoes on new content.  CTW Collections decides to implement evidence-based acquisition (EBA) programs with JSTOR and Project Muse.
EAST Shared Print Journal retention commitments in place at Connecticut College and Trinity College.

Staff fully immersed in implementation and preparations to migrate from Voyager to Alma and Primo; go-live date: June 30, 2017.

A shared print approval plan is set up with YBP.
The Consortium evaluates ILS options and chooses Ex Libris Alma/Primo to replace Voyager.
EAST Shared Print monographic retention commitments in place across CTW.

The Consortium decides to implement Serials Solution 360 Resource Manager.
CTW’s Demand-Driven Acquistion (DDA) program with YBP and EBL is expanded; the MyiLibrary program is discontinued.

CTW Consortium’s Memorandum of Agreement signed to assure the retention of last copies of print monographs.
Demand Driven Acquisitions for ebooks is implemented with YBP and EBL. This program utilizes Short Term Loans to delay purchases and allows selectors to add titles to the DDA collection.
CTW’s Operating Committee is restructured; the ILS Committee and Steering Committee are formed.

VuFind is implemented as an alternative to Voyager’s CTW catalog search.
CTW Mellon Collaborative Collection Development Project grant ends.
The Collaborative Collection Development Committee is restructured to include the libraries’ eResource Coordinators and renamed the CTW Collections Group.
Collection management projects at Connecticut College and Wesleyan University are coordinated by R2 Consulting.

The Future of the Catalog Committee reconvenes to reassess discovery layers and chooses VuFind.
CTW’s Government Information Working Group is formed.

The Collaborative Collection Development Committee establishes the CTW Shared Print Project for the purpose of acquiring unique print titles to be shared across the Consortium.
A Patron-Driven Acquisitions pilot program is implemented with MyiLibrary/ Coutts for the purpose of building a shared ebook collection.

Connecticut College is awarded a Collaborative Collection Development Project grant on behalf of the Consortium by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
CTW Librarian for Collaborative Collection Development hired and the CTW Collaborative Collection Development Committee (CCD) formed to oversee grant-related projects.
The Collaborative Collection Development Committee implements OCLC’s WorldCat Collection Analysis Tool for consortial print holdings.
The Future of the Catalog Committee recommends implementing WorldCat Local as CTW’s discovery layer.

First formal CTW Collaborative Collection Development Pilot Program begins. Efforts focus on formalizing selection collaborations for building a shared collection of more costly materials from 20 scholarly publishers.

CTW Mellon Information Literacy Project grant awarded (WU component extended through December 2007)

“ReferenceNow –Live Help!” chat service is implemented by Wesleyan University and Connecticut College as part of a two-year Davis Foundation grant.

CTW Systems migration to Ex Libris/Voyager

NOTIS serials system live (Jan)

NOTIS integrated library system (ILS) implemented
Online Public Catalog (OPAC) available (Feb)
Cataloging module live (May)
Acquisitions module live (June)
CTW materials delivery service between the three campuses begins (Sept)

1984/1985 – The CTW Consortium is Formed
An agreement is signed in July 1984 to share an automated library catalog and to participate in reciprocal borrowing of the collections represented in the catalog. Materials are to be transported within the consortium on a daily basis. Decisions to purchase materials are to be made within the context of the larger consortial collection in order to maximize the scope and usefulness of the shared collection.

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