Starting or Joining a Shared Print Program 

Five Recommendations when starting a Shared Print Program

Joining an existing shared print program

The following are examples of questions for libraries or programs to ask when considering joining a shared print program.

In addition to single libraries joining a shared print program, a recent trend in shared print has been for smaller regional programs such as the University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions (USMAI) Library Consortium to become members of larger programs like EAST that have dedicated program staffing, established workflows, and more distributed and coordinated governance. In addition to sharing their retention commitments with the larger EAST membership, the USMAI libraries had borrowing access to millions of additional items not currently held by any of their libraries.

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