Shared Print Repository - Activities

Shared Print Repository


Activities to date have allowed the Big Ten Academic Alliance members to develop thoughtful, functional guidelines for selecting, moving, and processing materials from a number of libraries' local collections to one common location, without losing any of the access, findability, or reliability libraries require.

2014: Building the Collection

  • In the first quarter of 2014, we will collect holdings records from participating schools for collection development planning.
  • The Collections Working Group will begin scoping ingest-eligible content beyond the major science journal publishers.

2013: Collaborative Ingest Begins

  • First batch upload of Big Ten Academic Alliance-SPR records appeared in WorldCat under symbol IULSP
  • First transfer of content from a supplying institution to the Big Ten Academic Alliance-SPR facility
  • Small-scale pilot of gap-fill process
  • Policies for journals lending and technical specifications formalized
  • Specifications finalized for Big Ten Academic Alliance-SPR's OCLC Local Holdings Records. Indiana verified cataloging requirements and finalized instructions for partners to ensure consistent and transferable records

2012: Testing

  • Elsevier titles with widespread electronic access chosen as initial implementation set
  • Indiana University designates titles from its collection for the Big Ten Academic Alliance Shared Print Repository
  • Ohio State University agrees to partner with Indiana in testing phases

2011: Planning

  • Big Ten Academic Alliance Library Directors agreed to proceed with a project establishing a shared print repository
  • Planning proceeds on implementation; working groups established to guide Collections, Technical Services, and Public and Access Services
  • Indiana University’s new Auxiliary Library Facility selected as initial host location

2010 and Before:

  • Big Ten Academic Alliance Library Directors begin exploring paths to create shared print capability across CIC libraries
  • Indiana University begins participating in OCLC pilot project to develop metadata guidelines for shared print archiving