Program Description

A partnership of five academic libraries in Ontario, Canada : University of Toronto. Western University, McMaster University, Queen's University, and University of Ottawa. The partnership will retain low-use print materials through a shared preservation storage project at the University of Toronto’s Downsview facility. The project leverages existing UTL facilities, expertise, and resources to provide access to the stored print by direct loan or digital surrogate. Funded, in part, through the Ministry of Training Colleges and Universities Productivity and Innovation Fund. Some capital and all operating costs will be shared amongst the five universities.

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Program Details

Operating Details

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  • Archive Type: Print
  • Status: Planning
  • Format Archived: Mixed
  • Selection: All items in the Downsview facility are low-circulating items, as determined by each partner institution. The project includes single copies of print volumes, only, both journals and monographs. The project does not cover archives and rare books.
  • Retention Period: Permanent
  • Ownership: Original owner
Archive Category Completeness Validation Condition Validation Member Access Nonmember Access
Volume None Electronic or physical delivery Electronic or physical delivery