Shared Print Repository - Introduction

Shared Print Repository


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 nearly complete, with more than 260,000 journal volumes in environmentally controlled storage at Indiana University. The second phase is now underway, with plans for securing an additional 250,000 volumes over the next five years in a state-of-the-art storage facility located at the University of Illinois.

The January 2021 Update is available here.

Big Ten Academic Alliance
Staff Contacts

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

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