Council of Prairie and Pacific Libraries' Shared Print Archive Network (SPAN)

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Program Description

COPPUL Shared Print Archive Network (SPAN) is a shared print program that distributes retention for committed print titles among its 20 member libraries. In the first two phases, SPAN focused on low-use, low risk print journals. The goal for these phases was space reclamation. Members are from Western Canadian University libraries.

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Program Details

Operating Details

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  • Archive Type: Print
  • Status: Operational
  • Format Archived: Mixed
  • Selection: SPAN’s collection includes monographs, serials and government documents. Collection analysis identifies titles. Journal backfiles are validated prior to archiving in this program.
  • Retention Period: 10 years
  • Ownership: Transfers to Archiving Library
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