Shared Print Repository - Holdings

Shared Print Repository


The Big Ten Academic Alliance Shared Print Repository initially focuses on backfile print journal holdings of titles widely accessible electronically. For the inaugural phase, more than 260,000 volumes of science journals have been deposited in Indiana University's Auxiliary Library Facility. By 2022, 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 10,000 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.

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.

Big Ten Academic Alliance
Staff Contacts

Maurice York
Library Initiatives
Phone:  (217) 300-0945

Rebecca Crist
Project Manager
Library Initiatives
Phone: (217) 300-4647