Journal Gap Filling

EAST libraries planning on withdrawing serial and journal titles are encouraged to first check the PAPR database to identify whether the titles have existing EAST commitments and if there are gaps in the holdings of the retained titles which they could fill.

If your library is a part of JRNL, it can be used to facilitate gap filling. Other partners should contact the holding EAST Retention Partner library (see contact list) with the Title, OCLC number, and your holdings range.

If the EAST retaining library is willing to accept a physical transfer of issues to fill gaps they should follow EAST procedures for updating retention commitment statements in catalogs and national registries.

Shipping costs will be negotiated between the libraries and at their expense.