Big Ten Academic Alliance (BTAA) Shared Print Repository

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Program Description

CIC libraries are building a shared collection of journal backfiles to be housed at two nodes, the Indiana University’s Auxiliary Library Facility (ALF) (250,000 volumes by June 30, 2017) and the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) (250,000 volumes). The initial focus was on securing backfiles of Elsevier, Wiley and Springer journals, estimated at approximately 150,000 volumes, all of which are electronically accessible as licensed digital archives. Indiana University added titles published by eight large society publishers, the American Chemical Society, the American Geophysical Union, the American Institute of Physics, the American Physical Society, the Institute of Physics, the Association for Computing Machinery, the Institute of Electronics and Electronics Engineers, and the Royal Chemical Society . The Big Ten Academic Alliance (BTAA) was formerly known as the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC)

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Operating Details

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  • Archive Type: Print
  • Status: Operational
  • Format Archived: Mixed
  • Selection: In its first phase the BTAA program targeted the journals of three publishers (Elsevier, Springer, Wiley) for archiving. Materials were stored at Indiana University. A second phase began in 2017. It will establish a collection at the U of Ill.
  • Retention Period: 25 years
  • Ownership: Original owner
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