Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Plans underway for a large print journal repository

The Chronicle of Higher Education's Wired Campus Blog reports that a group of academic libraries in the western US has received a grant to implement plans for a large regional print-journal archives called the Western Regional Storage Trust.  The group includes the University of California libraries, Stanford, Arizona State, the University of Washington, University of Oregon, and western library consortia; the Trust will serve the entire US region west of the Mississippi River. Participating libraries will consolidate print journal backfiles at major library storage facilities and at selected campus locations. The long-term goals for the Trust are to preserve the scholarly print record at the lowest possible cost through a coordinated system of  archives, as well as creating significant freed-up space  in libraries and storage facilities. 

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