Why did EAST decide to first focus on titles held by 4-6 EAST Serials and Journals Retention Partners?

The first group of titles the Working Group focused on included titles held by 4-6 of the participating libraries. These “medium rare” title were felt to be most at risk of loss from the collective collection as libraries moved on to withdrawing these titles, having already weeded more widely-held titles. Additionally, as only three libraries were allocated responsibility for each title this model provided withdrawal opportunities at those libraries that were not allocated a retention commitment.