Northern New York Library Network Collection Development Grants

Through its Coordinated Collection Development Aid (CCDA) program, New York State financially recognizes the contributions academic libraries make to state and regional resource sharing. By helping academic libraries to build their collections in specific subject areas through annual grants, New York State ensures the people of the state have access to more and richer resources. Library materials purchased with grant funds can be lent to or used by the patrons of members of the Northern New York Library Network.

Ten NNYLN academic institutions currently receive funding annually from the CCDA program, which is administered on behalf of the New York State Library by the NY3Rs Councils. Participating libraries collect materials in multiple formats in the following subject areas:

Clarkson University Engineering, Business, Health Sciences, Humanities, Social and Hard Sciences, Education, Information Sciences & Technology
Clinton Community College Humanities, Social Sciences, Business, Technology, Science
Jefferson Community College Hospitality and Tourism, Nursing, Animal Management, Criminal Justice, Business, Science, Local History, Military History, Health, Human Services, Early Childhood Education
North Country Community College Adirondack Studies, Criminal Justice, Future Studies, Massage Therapy, Microcomputers, Radiologic Technology, Small Business, Wilderness Recreation Leadership
Oswego State University of New York Liberal Arts & Sciences; Business; Communications, Media & the Arts; Education
Paul Smith’s College Forestry, Business, Hotel Management, Culinary Arts, Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, Fish and Wildlife Biology, Natural Resources Conservation, Disaster Management
Plattsburgh State University of New York Canadian Studies, Quebec Studies, Intercultural Studies (i.e. African American, Hispanic), Latin American Studies, Environmental Studies, Humanities & Social Sciences, Gender & Women Studies
St. Lawrence University Humanities
State University of New York at Canton DEISJ Collection, Physical Therapy Assistant, Health, Nursing, Homeland Security, Cybersecurity, Early Childhood, Vet Tech
State University of New York at Potsdam Humanities

Guidelines for CCDA from New York State Library, Division of Library Development:

These state guidelines have been developed by the Program Administrator for the Coordinated Collection Development Program at the State Library with the assistance of the New York Reference and Research Resources Councils (NY3Rs) who administer the program at the local level. The purpose of this program is to enhance academic library collections thereby strengthening regional collections that are available via resource sharing.

Commissioner’s Regulation ß90.15 (d) states that grant funds shall be expended for library materials only; therefore:

  • Library materials can be purchased under the resource sharing program by an academic institution as long as it can be lent to or used by the patrons of members of the reference and research library resources systems.
  • Periodicals, serials, and reference materials can be purchased as long as they can be lent to or used by patrons of members of the reference and research library resources systems; in other words, the materials need not circulate if they do not circulate to students or faculty in the home academic institution.
  •  Electronic database costs can be paid under the resource sharing program by an academic institution if the license permits on site use by patrons by members of the reference and research library resources systems.
  • Fees providing access to materials acquired through document delivery cannot be included because the materials are not subsequently available for loan to others.
  • Duplication of titles purchased with Coordinated Collection Development Program funds in different academic libraries is acceptable if the duplication meets regional collection development needs.
  • All use of Coordinated Collection Development Program funds presumes that there is also an ongoing and substantial commitment of institutional funds to collection development, as required in the legislation for the Coordinated Collection Development Program.

Commissioner’s Regulation ß90.15 (e) Maintenance of Effort states…amount expended for library materials; therefore electronic access to a database from which library materials, e.g. a journal article, journal citation, or other information sources that may be retrieved, can be included as part of the total library materials expenditures in order to demonstrate maintenance of collection-building efforts from year-to-year.

Empire State AcademicSHARE

For patrons affiliated with institutions outside of the Network’s region, some academic libraries have made an explicit agreement to lend materials to members of other campus communities around the state. Participating libraries in Northern’s region include:

  • Clarkson University
  • SUNY Canton

These libraries have posted the following statement on their websites indicating their participation:

We are an Empire State AcademicSHARE library. AcademicSHARE member libraries minimally agree to allow on-site access and lending privileges to any current college student, staff, and/or faculty member from another Empire State AcademicSHARE member library. However, at minimum, a verifiable valid college I.D. is required. The library may choose to treat the college I.D. as confirmation the student/faculty member is in good standing. Other proof of identification or status may be required.