SCELC Shared Print

Program Description

The Statewide California Electronic Library Consortium (SCELC) Shared Print Program began in late 2013. Following a survey of members, the completion of a feasibility study, and the development of an implementation plan, as of September 2016 SCELC embarked on a distributed, retrospective shared monograph collection. Documentation about the project and progress reports are posted to the Shared Print Documentation page (

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Program Details

Operating Details

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  • Archive Type: Print
  • Status: Operational
  • Format Archived: Monographs
  • Selection: SCELC uses collection analysis and voluntary commitments to build its collection. Targeted titles are those published before 2005 held by two or more participants, or before 1990 and held by five or fewer California libraries.
  • Retention Period: 15 years
  • Ownership: Transfers to Archiving Library
Archive Category Completeness Validation Condition Validation Member Access Nonmember Access