Michigan Shared Print Initiative

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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.

Country: USA

Operating Details

Status: Operational

Archive Type: Print

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

This page was last updated 01/09/2020