Governance Models for Shared Print Collections

Wednesday, 1/17/2018
  • 2:00 PM-3:00 PM (Eastern)
  • 1:00 PM-2:00 PM (Central)
  • 12:00 PM-1:00 PM (Mountain)
  • 11:00 AM-12:00 PM (Pacific)

This webinar was presented on January 17, 2018. Access the recording and webinar materials now:

Shared print programs have been established across North America and beyond, but while there is commonality each program will have its own unique features. This webinar will provide an overview of the key characteristics of shared print programs including: drivers, makeup of membership, scope of material being considered for retention, storage models, collection analysis and retention models, access to the shared collection, disclosure and discovery of retention commitments in ILSs, and business and governance models. The webinar will highlight examples of different shared print programs.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this session, attendees will have an understanding of what shared print is and the various components of a successful shared print program.

Who Should Attend

Librarians working in collection development and acquisitions, those considering establishing their own shared print program or participating in an existing program, and anyone curious about learning more about shared print collections.


Matthew Revitt is Special Collections and Maine Shared Collection Librarian at the University of Maine and the Shared Print Consultant for the Eastern Academic Scholars' Trust. He was previously Program Manager for the Maine Shared Collections Strategy IMLS grant. Matthew has written and spoken widely on shared print and as well as being the moderator for the Print Archive Network Forum, he has served on national shared print committees for OCLC and the HathiTrust.



A recording of the webinar will be available at no charge six months from the date of the presentation.


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