Empire Shared Collection

Program Description

The Empire Shared Collection started in June 2014. It is a collaborative print depository in Western New York. No duplication of titles is allowed within the repository. They have started with committing the University at Buffalo Libraries Annex collections to the project. Governance is provided in part by the ESCP Steering committee consisting of one representative from each Participating Library. An MOU is in use but is not publically disclosed. ESCR is funded through annual member fees.

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Operating Details

  • MOU URL: Not available publicly
  • Archive Type: Print
  • Status: Operational
  • Format Archived: Mixed
  • Selection: Seldom-used serial-type materials. The ESCR collection has been based on the overlap of serial holdings between the participating members and the materials housed in the UB Annex. Next to be committed are Annex materials that are not part of the overlap.
  • Retention Period: Fixed date
  • Ownership: Transfers to Program/Consortium
Archive Category Completeness Validation Condition Validation Member Access Nonmember Access
Volume Volume Electronic or physical delivery In-library use only