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.


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.

Reporting Retentions and Withdrawals

Participating libraries that retained or withdraw material from their collections as a result of SPAN archiving efforts are encouraged to report these to COPPUL, as a means of evaluating the effectiveness of our program. Please use this Google form to report either retentions or withdrawals.

For more information, contact: SPAN Coordinator |