Academic Libraries of Indiana (ALI): ALI-PALNI Shared Print Project

Program Description

In 2013, 36 Indiana academic libraries came together to take part in the ALI/PALNI Shared Print Project. By sharing their resources, the libraries were able to engage Sustainable Collection Services to analyze the circulating print monographs of each library individually and as a whole. The Project has both short-term and long-term goals. In the short-term, libraries are able to make data-driven decisions about weeding their collections and reclaim space for student use. As we look to the future, the Project can also be the foundation for a shared collection mindset and allow greater cooperative collection development.

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Operating Details

  • MOU URL: Informal agreement participants will not weed any items classified as scarcely held
  • Archive Type: Print
  • Status: Planning
  • Format Archived: Monographs
  • Selection: Identify unique circulating print monographs within the collections of participating libraries for preservation and potential digitization. Criteria for Scarcely held: Held by fewer than 4 libraries within the state of Indiana (exact edition).
  • Retention Period: Not specified
  • Ownership: Not specified
Archive Category Completeness Validation Condition Validation Member Access Nonmember Access