University libraries in western Canada are cooperating to make effective use of limited space in our buildings, and to thoughtfully manage our collective holdings.
Titles being considered for Phase Four:
- Government documents: We are looking to archive all of Stats Can publications, and are working with Stats Can to obtain a comprehensive list
- Federal Grant - We have applied for funding via the Documentary Heritage Communities Program (DHCP) to archive a list of aproximately 1000 unique Canadian titles, and will know the outcome by late May.
- Later in the year, we will be asking collection librarians within SPAN for their feedback concerning which publisher collection of print journals they would most like to see SPAN archive.
Titles Archived in PhaseThree:
- Carried Over Titles: Titles confirmed as archived by 30 September, 2014 (255 titles)
- Government Documents: Titles confirmed as of August 15, 2015 (26 titles - over 700 volumes)
- High Risk Titles: Identified and physically validated. Currently gap filling via the Call for Missing Volumes
- Monograph Project: Went ahead with 10 participants, and we are currently awaiting the data results from SCS (due early May)
Titles Archived in Phase Two:
- Titles confirmed as archived by 30 June 2014 (1448 medium risk titles and 21 low risk titles = 1469 total)
Titles Archived in Phase One:
- Titles confirmed as archived 8 November 2012 (1556 titles)
- Note: Titles archived at UBC and noted as "some holdings in offsite storage" may not be visible in their online catalogue, but these have been confirmed by UBC Library
- Titles confirmed as archived 6 February 2013 (74 titles)
SPAN is working with the Center for Research Libraries (CRL) to expose retention committments for material archived in our Network in the Print Archives Preservation Registry (PAPR). Titles archived by SPAN members are now visible and searchable in this registry.
Participating libraries that withdraw material from their collections as a result of SPAN archiving efforts are asked to report these to COPPUL, as a means of evaluating the effectiveness of our program. Please use this template and return by email to COPPUL's Project Officer, Alison Griffin, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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