SCELC Shared Print

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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 (

Country: USA

Operating Details

Status: Operational

Archive Type: Print

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

This page was last updated 03/12/2019