ReShare Shared Inventory allows a group of libraries to contribute each member’s bibliographic and holdings metadata to a central repository. The ReShare software matches and deduplicates records and creates master records that are associated with the holdings for each contributing library. The Shared Inventory can be used in conjunction with ReShare Returnables to support consortial discovery and fulfillment workflows.
The roadmaps for ReShare Controlled Digital Lending and ReShare Non-Returnables include plans to use the Shared Inventory to support the sourcing of documents and centralization of scanned artifacts. Shared Inventory metadata may also be repurposed in the future to support other collective initiatives such as shared print repositories or collaborative collection development.