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Archived Titles

Archived Titles:

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:

Titles Archived in Phase Two:

Titles Archived in Phase One:


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.

Withdrawing Titles:

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, alison@coppul.ca.

For more information, contact:

Leonora Crema, SPAN Management Committee chair, leonora.crema@ubc.caor Alison Griffin, Project Officer, COPPUL, alison@coppul.ca