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Ivy Anderson Staff Profile

Ivy Anderson

Program / Service

Collection Development & Management

Job Title

Director, Collection Development and Management Program


As Director of Collection Development and Management, Ivy oversees a broad range of shared collections activities on behalf of CDL and the ten UC campus libraries, with a goal of building world class shared collections available to all University of California students and faculty. CDL units under her leadership include Licensed Content (with staff based in Oakland and UC San Diego), which organizes and manages more than $40 million in systemwide licensed resource expenditures annually; Mass Digitization, which coordinates large scale digitization partnerships with external partners such as Google and the Internet Archive as well as UC’s participation in HathiTrust; and Shared Print, which facilitates the development of shared physical collections across the university and with extramural partners. Ivy also oversees the Shared Cataloging Program based at UC San Diego.


Bachelor of Arts with Honors, Music, New York University

M.L.S., Simmons College Graduate School of Library and Information Science

Completed coursework toward the Ph.D. in Music History and Theory, Brandeis University


Before coming to the CDL in December 2005, Ivy was Program Manager for E-Resource Management and Licensing at the Harvard University Library, where she developed and managed a shared licensing program on behalf of Harvard’s many libraries. Prior to 1998, she held numerous positions at the Brandeis University Libraries, including Music Cataloger and Assistant Creative Arts Librarian, Reference Librarian, Head of Systems and Access Services, and Head of Information Systems. Her career has encompassed some of the earliest developments in online library catalogs and systems, the development of standards for electronic resource management (including as a member and co-author of the Digital Library Federation’s Electronic Resource Management Initiative), the development of library licensing principles and standards, and support for transformation in scholarly communication.

Professional Development

Harvard-ACRL Leadership Institute for Academic Librarians, August 2007.

Professional Interests

Ivy’s professional interests and contributions center on issues related to licensing, scholarly communications, electronic resource management, and the intersection of electronic and print collection development.

Committees / Affiliations

  • The Charlotte Initiative: Principles for Permanent Acquisition of eBooks for Academic Libraries, Working Group member (2015-2017)
  • SCOAP3 (Sponsoring Consortium for Open Access Publishing in Particle Physics), Executive Committee and Deputy Governing Council Chair (2014- )
  • Western Regional Storage Trust, Executive Committee (2011- )
  • HathiTrust Program Steering Committee (2013- ); Collections Committee Chair (2010- )
  • Oxford University Press Library Advisory Council (2012- )
  • JSTOR Library Advisory Group (2012- )
  • ARL Licensing Working Group (2011- )

Prior Affiliations:

  • Berkeley Digital Library Copyright Project Advisory Board (2011-2015)
  • LibLicense Model License Revision (2013-2014)
  • PubMed Central Advisory Board (2010-2013)
  • NISO Business Information Topic Committee (2007-2013)
  • NISO Shared E-Resource Understanding (SERU) Working Group (2006-2008)
  • Digital Library Federation Electronic Resource Management Initiative Steering Committee (2002-2006)
  • C&RL News, Scholarly Communication column co-editor (1999-2001)


“Author-Rights Language in Library Content Licenses,” Research Library Issues, no. 263 (April 2009), p. 33-37  (with Ellen Duranceau).

“The Audacity of SCOAP3,” ARL: A Bimonthly Report on Research Library Issues and Actions from ARL, CNI, and SPARC, no. 257 (2008), p. 12-13. arl-br-257-scoap3

Jewell, Timothy, et al., Electronic Resource Management: Report of the DLF Electronic Resource Management Initiative, Washington, D.C.: Digital Library Federation, 2004.

Papers and Presentations

“What Price Open Access?,” Coalition for Networked Information Spring Membership Meeting, April 14, 2015 (Seattle, WA)

“Shared Print Management at the University of California,” Symposium on Sustainable Models for Print Storage in the 21st Century, Harvard University Library, October 2014 (Cambridge, MA)

“LibLicense Model License Revision,” Chief Collection Development Officers of Large Academic Research Libraries, American Library Association Annual Conference, June 28, 2014 (Las Vegas, NV)

“Services and Dreams of the CDL,” International Alliance of Research Universities Librarians’ Meeting, June 24, 2014 (Berkeley, CA)

“Libraries and the Next Great Copyright Act,” Berkeley Law and Technology Center Symposium: The Next Great Copyright Act, April 4-5, 2014 (Berkeley, CA)

“Blue + Gold = Greenish:  Views on Open Access at the University Of California,” Association of Subscription Agents Annual Conference, February 24, 2014(London, England)

 “Shaking Up the Norm: Journal Pricing and Valuation,” ARL-CNI 21st Century Collections Forum, October 13-14, 2011 (Washington, D.C.)

“Lessons from Ejournal Big Deals: A Cautionary Tale,” TRLN Beyond Print E-book Summit, August 22-23, 2011 (Chapel Hill, NC) (Keynote Address)

 “Our Common Future:  Library Sustainability in the 21st Century,” XXIX Annual Charleston Conference, November 2009 (Charleston, SC) (Keynote Address)

“Angels or Demons:  The Case for a Transformative Approach to Open Access,” Association of American University Presses Annual Meeting, June 2009 (Philadelphia, PA)

“The Short Happy Life of the Big Deal,” American Library Association Midwinter Meeting, January 2003 (Philadelphia, PA)

“If the American Flag Were Copyrighted,” The Future of Fair Use, ASIS New England Chapter Meeting, December 2001 (Cambridge, MA)

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