Shared Print Repository - Introduction

Shared Print Repository

Introduction

High-density book storage

As part of their mutual commitment to efficient, ongoing access to scholarly information resources, library directors from Big Ten Academic Alliance member universities agreed in July 2011 to fund a shared collection of print journal backfile volumes. 

The first phase of this initiative is nearing completion, with 240,000 volumes identified for retention at Indiana University. In July we will launch the second node of our shared network, adding 250,000 volumes over the next five years in a state-of-the-art storage facility located at the University of Illinois.

The Summer 2017 Update is available here.