May 27, 2022

Collections: University of California Libraries’ Release Shared Print RoadMap 2014-2018

From a California Digital Libraries Blog Post:

The University of California Libraries recently adopted a roadmap for UC shared print activities for the next few years.

Key projects and policies that our libraries will pursue and explore include:

  • Coordinated print serials archiving to UCs two Regional Library Facilities and a deduplication service
  • A retrospective shared print monographs program
  • Coordinated digitization and print retention of State Documents
  • Disclosure of UC shared print collections in union catalogs such as OCLC WorldCat and PAPR using the OCLC Shared Print Metadata Guidelines
  • Revision of UC Libraries’ “persistence policy” to support extramural partnerships
  • Assessing existing shared print policies and projects and making adjustments to them

In addition, UC Libraries are exploring a coordinated digitization and print retention program for federal documents.

The RoadMap 2014-2018 outlines the activities the libraries will pursue to advance the system’s strategies and goals for print collaboration described in the Shared Print Strategic Plan 2013-2018.

Under the aegis of the CDL collection services, UC Shared Print coordinates collaborative activities amongst the libraries of the ten campuses of the University of California and with extramural partners

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