Associate University Librarian for Discovery & Access
University of Connecticut
Boston Library Consortium
Against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic, and shortly on the heels of the Controlled Digital Lending White Paper, the Boston Library Consortium initiated a project in fall 2020 to explore how to implement consortial controlled digital lending. This project briefing will describe the Consortium’s engagement with experts, partners, and vendors to understand the range of available options, the recommendations they built to map out the implementation of controlled digital lending, and the steps the Consortium is currently undertaking to move forward. We will also address the implications for controlled digital lending more generally, and the opportunity for other libraries and consortia to get involved.