August 30, 2016
SECU Quarterly (Summer 2016)
By: Torie Johnson
SECU (Twitter: @TheSECU)
Collaboration is the foundation upon which the SECU Academic Initiative was built. Every program or event is an opportunity for students, faculty, and/or administrators to work cooperatively with their counterparts from the Southeastern Conference. The newest area of such collaboration is in the libraries.
The Deans of the SEC libraries finalized a resources sharing agreement that creates a way for SEC students, faculty, and staff to access the collections of any other library in the SEC. Although the concept is not new (nearly every library in the world is connected through the Interlibrary Loan Code), it is an important step forward in SEC.
SEC libraries have nearly 60 million combined volumes and millions more digitized files, DVDs, CDs, archival materials, etc. All of these resources will be available to enhance SEC-wide study, research, and service. This edition of the SECU Quarterly has more details about this important initiative.