Washington Research Library Consortium (WRLC) Shared Collection

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Program Description

WRLC is a consortium of nine university libraries in the Washington DC area, with a shared library storage facility containing over two million volumes and with a capacity of three million volumes. Journals deposited in the shared facility become shared copies and no duplicate volumes may be deposited. The WRLC shared journals constitute a de facto archive for these materials.

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Operating Details

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  • Archive Type: Print
  • Status: Operational
  • Format Archived: Mixed
  • Selection: The WRLC, through its Preservation Advisory Committee, has developed policies and procedures designed to ensure the preservation and conservation of materials in all formats. The combined collections of The Washington Research Library Consortium total more
  • Retention Period: Permanent
  • Ownership: Transfers to Program/Consortium
Archive Category Completeness Validation Condition Validation Member Access Nonmember Access
Not specified Not specified Electronic or physical delivery No access