Contributing Serial Volumes to WEST and Other Validated Shared Print Archives

Collection Services Council has approved a new policy, UC Berkeley Library Policy for Contributing Materials to Validated, Shared Print Archives.

In brief, this policy says that selectors will normally say, “yes” to requests for deposit of our material into NRLF- or SRLF-hosted WEST and JSTOR archives. Contributing volumes to create authenticated full runs of lower use serials should ensure that these remain available to our users over time, while also affording us the opportunity to reduce demand for on-campus shelving.

There are, however, some good reasons for saying, “no” and these also are set out in the policy.

Confusions or concerns? See the FAQ that follows the policy in the same document.

Please take a look, and let me know if you have any questions.