Shared Print Repository - Holdings

Shared Print Repository


The Big Ten Academic Alliance Shared Print Repository is initially expected to focus on backfile print journal holdings of titles widely accessible electronically. For the inaugural phase, more than 240,000 volumes of science journals have been deposited in Indiana University's Auxiliary Library Facility. By 2021, we anticipate a joint collection of an additional 250,000 volumes to be housed at the University of Illinois's Oak Street High Density Facility.

Currently, more than 6,000 titles are represented, in whole or in part, in the holdings of the Big Ten Academic Alliance-SPR. We are making a diligent effort to note which titles are fully complete, without any known gaps in coverage, to better inform retention decisions. We are also working to fill gaps in those titles partially held.

Titles secured in the Big Ten Academic Alliance-SPR are indicated by title and ISSN. Because publishers may change during the life of a publication, titles are considered "fully secured" when the specified portion of the title (the range published under the given title and ISSN) are held in the repository without gaps. Earlier or later ranges of the same publication may not be fully represented. 

Additionally, holdings are registered in WorldCat, in the Print Archive Preservation Registry (PAPR), and in the Journal Retention and Needs Listing (JRNL).

Please note that we cannot currently accept volumes for retention from entities outside the Big Ten Academic Alliance, including volumes that might fill gaps in holdings.