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 at the University of Toronto’s Downsview facility. Each party commits to funding Capital Costs for twenty years. A model for sharing Operational costs is still being developed. All parties are responsible for item level verification and holdings data information for the items they contribute.

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Program Details

Operating Details

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  • Archive Type: Print
  • Status: Operational
  • Format Archived: Mixed
  • Selection: Partner institutions choose low-circulating items to add to the shared collection. The collection includes a single copy of a title. Any party who discards their copy to rely on the shared copy shares ownership of the archived copy.
  • Retention Period: Permanent
  • Ownership: Original owner
Archive Category Completeness Validation Condition Validation Member Access Nonmember Access
Issue Issue Not specified No access