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From “Top Trends in Academic Libraries”, College and Research Libraries News vol. 83, no. 6 (2022)
In support of its mission to protect print scholarly books and journals, EAST continues to grow its membership. Libraries interested in joining EAST should review the criteria for joining, value of EAST document, and contact EAST Project Director Susan Stearns (firstname.lastname@example.org)
EAST is particularly interested in working with libraries with rare and specialized collections, those under-represented in shared print programs, and library consortia or other groups who may be interested in undertaking shared print, but may not have local resources to support the work.
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SCELC/EAST IMLS Grant
SCELC and EAST recently received an Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) grant for a project titled, Community Strategies to Expand Diversity and Inclusivity in the Collective Collection of Shared Print.
Outcomes include development of national best practices for shared print programs related to expanding inclusion of minority serving institutions and a research framework to evaluate the diversity of collective and prospective collections of retained materials.
An initial project timeline and forthcoming project updates are available on the SCELC website.
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