Michigan Shared Print Initiative

Program Description

The Michigan Shared Print Initiative (MI-SPI) is a partnership between Michigan's publicly supported universities. The Midwest Collaborative for Library Services (MCLS) oversees the program. A pilot program ran from 2011 to April 2012 with seven participating libraries. Libraries assemble a list of titles that were commonly-held but little-used. The titles were identified using OCLC's Sustainable Collection Services (SCS) services. Two libraries commit to retain and share a monograph in their collection so other libraries holding the same title may withdraw it. Access to the two retained copies is available to all partner libraries.

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Operating Details

  • MOU URL: https://www.mcls.org/index.php/download_file/view/199/554/311/
  • Archive Type: Print
  • Status: Operational
  • Format Archived: Monographs
  • Selection: Titles that are commonly-held but little-used. A total of 736,236 titles were identified by criteria developed in the 2011-12 Sustainable Collection Services LLC (SCS) deselection project. As of May 2018 433,313 volumes have been committed to the program.
  • Retention Period: 15 years
  • Ownership: Original owner
Archive Category Completeness Validation Condition Validation Member Access Nonmember Access