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How do you get 40 diverse libraries to agree on a model for shared print retention in 8 weeks? This lively overview demonstrates the process of forming and refining such a model for retention of monographs, using collection analysis and visualization software (GreenGlass). The Eastern Academic Scholars' Trust (EAST) is a partnership of 48 academic libraries, 40 of which are committing to retain titles on behalf of all EAST members for a minimum of 15 years. EAST seeks to maintain access to the scholarly record through sustained cooperation between partner libraries.
Hear how the project team worked with partner libraries, the vendor for collection analysis software (Sustainable Collection Services), working group members and EAST governance to refine and adopt a model for retaining over 6 million scholarly monographs. The key elements of the final model are covered as well major lessons learned.