The University of California Libraries' Shared Print collections consist of information resources jointly purchased or electively contributed by the libraries. Such resources are collectively governed and managed by the University Librarians for the purpose of maximizing access to the widest audience of current and future members of the UC community.
"The overall aim of [shared print collections] is to further optimize the management of information resources for students and faculty by reducing unnecessary duplication, leveraging shared assets (such as regional library facilities), and expanding the information resources available systemwide, while meeting the information needs of library users at each campus." Systemwide Strategic Directions for Libraries and Scholarly Information at the University of California [PDF] University of California University Librarians. April 2004 Section 4.1, p.12.
Goals & Objectives
The overarching goals for Shared Print collections are:
- To facilitate the development of more comprehensive and diverse research collections available to UC library users throughout the system through efficient collaborative methods for the prospective acquisition of research resources.
- To offer incremental economies to the campuses over time through space savings and other cost avoidances.
- To begin to create long-term opportunities for the re-allocation of library space to meet existing demands of current and retrospective collections and support new, transformative uses.
- To preserve the scholarly printed record, where print remains the archival medium of choice, at the lowest possible unit cost.
Shared Print activities are informed and guided by research conducted by all-campus groups, their findings and recommendations:
- CDC/CDL Task Force report on prospective Shared Print monographs [DOC] (October 2008)
- CDC Task Force on RLF De-Duplication Report. UC Collection Development Committee [PDF] (December 2006)
|Shared Print Staff Contact|
|Emily Stambaugh||Manager, Shared Print||(510) 987-9673|