Association of Southeastern Research Libraries Launches Collaborative Print Journal Archive
The Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL) has created a new cooperative journal retention program to serve as an important tool for research libraries seeking to manage their legacy collections of printed scholarly journals. More than half of ASERL’s 40 member libraries are contributing materials to this program, which guarantees items will be stored and made available for use through 2035. To date, more than 200,000 volumes have been committed for retention among ASERL members, including approximately 100,000 volumes retained by ASERL libraries who are also members of the Triangle Research Libraries Network (TRLN).
The TRLN Cooperative Print Retention program was created in 2008 as a means of sharing print journals among the four TRLN libraries. TRLN is committing all of the titles in their program to the new ASERL Cooperative Journal Retention Program, and will continue to share this content as new titles are contributed.
John Burger, ASERL’s Executive Director, concurred, “We hope that this new Southeast archive can also facilitate partnerships with other library consortia along the East Coast, to take better advantage of the scale and proximity of many important libraries
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