Open Project ReShare Meeting on March 20

We are pleased to open up our regular quarterly ReShare community meeting to anyone interested in Project ReShare on March 20th at 12pm ET. 

During this call, we’ll describe the development progress made by the community to-date, share news of current implementations, and give insight into future development directions.

We invite you to join us, learn about ReShare, and discuss!

When: Mar 20, 2023 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Recording and Slides from the October 2021 Project ReShare Open Community Meeting

We’re pleased to share the recording and slides from Project ReShare’s October 14th open Community Meeting.

In this meeting, Pam Jones (Connect New York) and Jill Morris (PALCI) explained their decisions to adopt ReShare Returnables for their consortia. From a practitioner point of view, Maureen O’Brien Dermott (Dickinson College), Liz King (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute,) and Michele Matthews (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute) talked about their experiencing implementing and using ReShare Returnables.

Graphic showing relationship between active users, project community and prospective implementers.  They overlap and join in the middle.

Kristin Wilson (Index Data) talked about the relationship between ReShare service providers and libraries/consortia implementing and using ReShare Returnables.

Finally, Kelly Farrell (TRLN) shared ways that Project ReShare community members can get involved with the project.

Returnables 1.2 demo, recording, and other resources from May 26 community meeting

The May 26, 2021 Project ReShare community meeting, which was open to the public, included a project update by Tim McGeary (Project ReShare Steering Committee chair), a demonstration of ReShare Returnables 1.2 and an overview of the roadmap by Kristen Wilson (Index Data Project Manager/Business Analyst), and lightning talks by Sean Cwiek (MCLS), Adam Olsen and Joel Marchesoni (Western Carolina University), Matthew Reidsma (Grand Valley State University), and Blake Graham-Henderson (MOBIUS).

As a follow-up to that meeting, which was hosted on Zoom, the following resources are now available:

Project ReShare update and roadmap (slides)

ReShare Returnables 1.2 product demo (video 1)

ReShare Returnables discussion and lightning talks (video 2)

ReShare Returnables documentation (Confluence)

ReShare Returnables tools for local testing (GitHub)

Project ReShare Open Community Meeting May 2021

Project ReShare will hold a community meeting open to the public on Wednesday, May 26, 11:00-12:30 EST. Register here to attend.

Agenda (subject to slight revisions):

  1. ReShare Returnables 1.2 software demo
  2. Update on ReShare roadmap
  3. Community member lightning talks
    • Writing reports using the Library Data Platform (Sean Cwiek, MCLS)
    • VuFind development (Adam Olsen and Joel Marchesoni, Western Carolina University)
    • User experience and accessibility review (Matthew Reidsma, Grand Valley State University)
    • NCIP development (Michelle Suranofsky, Lehigh University)

There will be time for questions and discussion. Anyone interested in Project ReShare is welcomed to participate.

Project ReShare Open Community Meeting December 2020

Project ReShare will hold a community meeting open to the public on December 14 from 11:00-12:30 EST. Register here to attend. 

In this meeting, Kelly Farrell, Triangle Research Libraries Network, will talk about how individuals can get involved with Project ReShare and how institutions and consortia can join as members. She will also give an update on Project governance, including the new elections and nominations structure for the Steering Committee.

This community meeting will feature the ReShare Returnables product. Gretchen Gueguen, PALCI, will report on the consortium’s experience so far using Returnables 1.0 in a pilot phase, as well as collaborative efforts to develop integrations and documentation.

Kristen Wilson, Index Data, will give a demonstration of the ReShare Returnables 1.1 release, with a focus on new functionality, and she will talk about the roadmap for the Project in 2021. Attendees not familiar with ReShare are encouraged to watch our previous demos, which can be found at

We hope to see you there!

Please note: Attendance is limited to the first 300 registrants. A recording will be made available at a later date.

Controlled Digital Lending Implementers (CDLI) Forum

The Controlled Digital Lending Implementers (CDLI), of which ReShare is a member, will be hosting its inaugural public conversation about controlled digital lending (CDL) on Wednesday, October 7, 3:00-4:30pm EST.  

The forum will include a brief overview of the Controlled Digital Lending white paper and lightning talks about the various ways libraries and organizations have implemented CDL. Discussion topics will include approaches to creating and supporting a CDL community of practice. All are welcomed to attend. Registration is required in order to receive the Zoom information.  

CDLI was established in April 2020 by a group of collaborating libraries, consortia,  software developers, and resource sharing leaders with a shared goal of implementing controlled digital lending services within their respective communities. 

ReShare at The Charleston Conference 2020

Join Kristina Rose of New York University and Sebastian Hammer of Index Data as they present an innovation session, “Recognizing opportunity: A path forward for controlled digital lending,” at The Charleston Conference on Thursday, November 5, 2020 at 5:20 Eastern Daylight Time.

The presentation will introduce the concept of CDL and explore the viability of its implementation in libraries in terms of risk tolerance and integration into existing workflows. It will describe the work being done by Project ReShare to create a minimum viable product for controlled digital lending, including workflow models, prototypes, and early software demonstrations. Finally, it will explore a long-term vision for CDL in libraries, including consortial CDL models and the establishment of a CDL Implementor’s group to promote collaboration, best practices modeling, and systems interoperability.

The Charleston Conference is an informal annual gathering of librarians, publishers, electronic resource managers, consultants, and vendors of library materials in Charleston, SC, in November, to discuss issues of importance to them all. For more information and registration details, visit

Project ReShare at Access 2020

Join Brian Lin of the The Alberta Library and Kristen Wilson of Index Data as they present “Sharing is caring: Community-led resource sharing from the ground up” at Access 2020 on Friday, October 23, 2020 from 10:05-10:25 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time.

This presentation will include a demo of the platform as well as discussion of the project’s guiding principles and future goals. The presenters will also describe how the project partners are working to improve the resource sharing experience for library users and staff with a focus on a recent pivot to digital delivery in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, made possible through the community development process.

Access is Canada’s premier library technology conference bringing librarians, technicians, developers, programmers, and managers together to discuss cutting-edge library technologies. Access is a single stream conference featuring in-depth analyses, panel discussions, lightning talks, hackfest, and plenty of time for networking and social events. For more information and registration details, visit

Project ReShare Announces Town Hall Meeting and Software Demonstration at ALA Midwinter

Sunday, January 26, 1-3pm, PHL Convention Center, Room 104AB
ReShare Town Hall @ ALA-MW
Join Project Leaders for a demonstration of ReShare's first demonstration software release. ReShare logo; ALA MW Logo

For Immediate Release

January 14, 2020 – Project ReShare is pleased to announce it will hold a Town Hall event in Philadelphia, PA during the American Library Association’s Midwinter Meetings. The project’s Steering Committee invites attendees to join the meeting on Sunday, January 26 from 1:00PM – 3:00PM in Room 104AB of the Philadelphia Convention Center. 

The meeting is set to include a live demonstration of ReShare’s alpha demonstration software release, the latest updates to the project’s development roadmap, and news about preparations for the first round of implementation and library testing. Members of the Steering Committee and product management and development teams will be on hand to answer your questions and talk about ways libraries and other organizations can contribute to the project.

Seating is limited. Organizers ask those attending to please register for the event at

Questions about the event or the project may be directed to

Register for the ReShare Town Hall at ALA-MW on Sunday, January 26, from 1-3PM. Seating is limited.

About ReShare

The ReShare Community is a group of libraries, consortia, information organizations and developers, with both commercial and non-commercial interests, who came together in 2018 to create Project ReShare – a new and open approach to library resource sharing. The ReShare Community has a bold vision for building a user-centered, app-based, community-owned resource sharing platform for libraries that will set the standard for how we connect library patrons to the resources and information they require. Contact for more information.

Project ReShare is going to ALA!

Have questions about Project ReShare? Want to hear about the new developments with the project? Interested in learning more about how you can get involved?

Join us in Washington, DC on June 23rd at the American Library Association Annual Meeting. We will be having a Town Hall to share updates and answer your questions.

Find details and register here. Space is limited!