To advise KYVL in evaluating and selecting for consortial purchase core databases that balance the needs of membership within the parameters of sustainable funding and enhanced offerings that add value for specific member constituencies; and
To advise KYVL regarding the reporting of usage statistics to:
The KYVL Collections work group is a large committee with three representatives from each of several constituency groups. The KYVL executive director serves ex officio. Other members are selected by the organizations they represent and serve staggered three-year terms that begin July 1.
Collections has two officers - a chair and a recorder. The chair is named by Leadership Team to a term beginning July 1. A multi-year commitment may be requested. The recorder is named by the chair.
|Group||No. of reps||Selecting body||Membership requirements|
|AIKCU||3||AIKCU Library Directors|
|K12||4||KASL Executive Board (3)
District appointment (1)
|District position alternates between JCPS and Fayette County Schools|
|KCTCS||3||KCTCS Library Directors|
|KDLA||1||State librarian & commissioner|
|KYVL||1||ex officio||Executive director, non-voting|
|KYVL Leadership Team||1||KYVL Leadership Team||LT liaison is non-voting;
May be a voting member in another role
|Public libraries||3||KPLA Executive Board|
|SAALCK||3||SAALCK Library Directors||One rep position alternates between UK and U of L
2 reps represent the 6 regionals
|Other - nonaffiliated academic & special libraries||3||Respective deans and directors||Nonaffiliated academics - 1 rep
Special libraries - 1 rep
At-large (from either group) - 1 rep
Affirmed by LT 12.16.2016
|KYVL Leadership Team||Laura||McWilliamsfirstname.lastname@example.org||270.792.3424||Liaison||ex officio|
|Other - nonaffiliated academic||Jill||Shermanemail@example.com||502.992.9397||2023|
|Other - at large||Tony||Hopkinsfirstname.lastname@example.org||502.287.6240||2021|
|Other - special libraries||Tiffney||Gipsonemail@example.com||502.852.8530||2022|
Kay Alston, AIKCU (2023)
Ilona Burdette, KYVL (ex officio)
Maureen Cropper, KCTCS (2023)
Laura DeLancey, SAALCK (2023)
Betsy deGolian, K12 (2021)
Crystal Ellis, AIKCU (2022)
Carrie Frey, chair, AIKCU (2021)
Nicole Frilling, Publics (2021)
Tiffney Gipson, Special libraries (2022)
Jason Griffith, SAALCK (2022)
Tony Hopkins, At Large (2021)
Katie Justice, Publics (2022)
Sijean Hill, K12 (2022)
Laura McWilliams, LT Liaison (ex officio)
Katie Meyer, KCTCS (2022)
Beth Milburn, KDLA (ex officio)
Emily Northcutt, K12 (2023)
Karen Pruitt, K12 designated (2021)
Carla Redden, KCTCS (2021)
Jill Sherman, Nonaffiliated Academic (2021)
Claudene Sproles, SAALCK (2021)
KYVL has historically licensed a core set of databases that are available to all members. Members pay for access to these databases according to the KYVL funding formula. Core database costs are subsidized by the Council on Postsecondary Education with support from the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives.
Two additional acquisitions models are currently being considered. These would augment, not replace, the core model currently in place.
Under the opt-in model, KYVL would work with vendors to coordinate group discounts for KYVL members for databases not available with the core collection. Participation would be optional, and costs would be passed through to participating libraries without KYVL subsidy.
Under the pledge model, libraries are invited to pledge toward shared acquisition of a resource for all KYVL member libraries. Under this model, some contribute and all benefit. KYVL borrows this model from the OhioLINK consortium, where it is known as the NPR model.
To implement the pledge model, KYVL would:
If the pledged funding were within range of the statewide cost, KYVL would pursue a statewide deal to add the databases to KYVL's resources for the year in question. If pledges were not in range, the database could be considered for acquisition under the opt-in model.
Members would have the option to alter their pledges from year to year, and statewide access be available only when pledges are sufficient.