Title

Creating a Local Print Repository for State Consortium Online Purchases

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2008

Publication Title

The Serials Librarian

DOI

10.1080/03615260801974230

ISSN

1541-1095

Abstract

A group of eleven public university libraries, comprising the Council of State University Libraries consortium, created an experimental archive to retain one print copy of online journals for use of consortium members. The article addresses the initial concerns, development of the project, methods used, and concerns for the future. The article raises the question of whether libraries need to archive print backups for online materials as well as who should do the archiving and to what extent.

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