Program Description

Started in 2011 the Maine Shared Collections Strategy began as a three-year project. The work was funded in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). The program allows participating libraries to collaborate on decisions about the storage, retention, and preservation of print materials (both books and journals). Maine SC items may be housed in remote storage facilities, closed/secured stacks, or open (public) stacks. In 2015 the program was renamed the Maine Shared Collections Cooperative (MSCC).

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Operating Details

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  • Archive Type: Print
  • Status: Operational
  • Format Archived: Mixed
  • Selection: Monographs and journals will be selected for retention. The Collections and Operations Committee identified materials to be retained based on a collection analysis. The grant analysis included 3 million titles across the nine institution’s collections and
  • Retention Period: 15 years
  • Ownership: Original owner
Archive Category Completeness Validation Condition Validation Member Access Nonmember Access
Not specified Not specified Electronic delivery only No access