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

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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. Phase Three carried over titles from phase one and two, added government documents and high risk titles. The high risk titles include serials, monographs and government documents. Phase 4A includes 757 titles, all of which are considered low risk. Phase 4B will be statistics Canada publications. A seperate monographs projects, known as Monographs Project #1 involves members commmiting to 1 million volumes. Members are from Western Canadian University libraries.

Country: Canada

Operating Details

Status: Operational

Archive Type: Print

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

This page was last updated 05/26/2024