Shared Print Repository - Goals

Shared Print Repository

Goals

The Big Ten Academic Alliance Shared Print Repository (SPR) is intended to:

  1. Aggregate, secure, and preserve the rich print resources developed by Big Ten Academic Alliance libraries over the past two centuries;
  2. Ensure that Big Ten Academic Alliance scholars and students have timely access to these archived resources;
  3. Realize the economies of scale made possible through collective action that will allow Big Ten Academic Alliance libraries to apply best practices for storing, preserving, servicing, and reflecting print holdings well into the future;
  4. Help Big Ten Academic Alliance campuses reclaim local resources, including space, funds, and staff time by relieving them of the obligation to store lesser-used redundant materials; and
  5. Integrate Big Ten Academic Alliance libraries into an emerging national network of collectively managed research library resources.