Additional Resources

Additional Shared Print Resources

Resource Sharing Example Resources

Best Practices for Eastern Academic Scholars’ Trust (EAST) Interlibrary Loan (ILL) - example of a Shared Print Program's best practices for resource sharing.

SCELC Resource Sharing Toolkit - A roundup of Resource Sharing software used in the SCELC program.

Commonly Cited Sources

If you listen to the buzz around shared print, sooner or later you’ll hear about the following.

Book Traces

Controlled Digital Lending:

Double Fold: Libraries and the Assault on Paper

Duplicate Books, Facsimiles, and Weeds: A Bibliography with Excerpts, for Scholars and Librarians – Michael Hancher

On the Cost of Keeping a Book – Courant and Nielsen

Operationalizing the BIG Collective Collection: A Case Study of Consolidation vs Autonomy (OCLC Research Report by Dempsey, Malpas and Sandler, 2019)

Print Management at “Mega-scale”: a Regional Perspective on Print Book Collections in North America (OCLC Research Report by Lavoie, Malpas and Shipengrover, 2012)

Revisiting Nicholson Baker and Retention of Print

Includes discussion of the MLA 2021 Roundtable: A Lost Cause? “The Importance and Challenge of Preserving Research Materials in Their Original Forms”, and links to Opening Remarks by Mike Furlough, Executive Director of HathiTrust, with a reference to the MLA Statement on the Significance of Primary Records.

What to Withdraw - Ithaka S&R, 2009

Validation Studies

Several programs have done validation studies or require validation. Below is a sampling of information on validation studies and requirements.

Koch, Teresa, and Andrew J. Welch. “Monograph Validation Strategies in Shared Print Programs: Variations and Value.” Collaborative Librarianship 8, issue 3, article 7 (2016).

Koch, Teresa, and Andrew J. Welch. (2017) “Validation of Shared Print Collections. Central Iowa Collaborative Collections Initiative Survey.” PAN Presentation.

Amato, Sara and Stearns, Susan (2018) “Documenting the Stewardship of Libraries: The Eastern Academic Scholars’ Trust Validation Sample Studies,” Collaborative Librarianship: Vol. 10 : Iss. 3 , Article 4.  Available at:

Jensen, K. and C. H. Lee. “Rapid Collections Surveying With Book Traces @ UVa.” (2016). Available at:

Adam Chandler, Adam Wilcox, Wendy and Leary, Joanne. (June 21, 2019). "Where are our Books? 2018 Sample Inventory of CUL Open Stacks"

Pawlowski, Amy. (2017). “OhioLINK Validation of Serials” PAN Presentation .

WEST Standards for Issue and Volume Level Validation (2022).

Validation Tools

 The CRL Serials Validator - Validate serials bibliographic and holdings data according to a set of user-defined rules.