Hello again -- It has been quite a while since I posted and once again I am committing to posting on a regular basis -- 3 times per week.
My new dedication is starting with the "....." C words. Gregg A. Silvis, Assistant Director for Library Computing Systems at the University of Delaware, brought this conundrum (another c word) up during a discussion about the definition of Member for the Membership and Governance Protocols committee of OCLC. His point was that the committee, Members Council, OCLC and all of us struggle with these words -- collaborative, cooperative, consortium, collective, contribution, and commitment. They certainly reflect what we do in OCLC and what we do as Lincoln Trail Libraries System, but sometimes they do get a little fuzzy when trying to define who we are as organizations.
I have decided to focus on these words for the next few posts of working together. I will start with a post on cooperation and continue through these "c" words. Hopefully when I finish this series, it will be clear which c words should be used when.