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VetPrint Building an International Print Preservation Program for Veterinary Literature.

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1 VetPrint Building an International Print Preservation Program for Veterinary Literature

2 Authors and Affiliation Esther E. Carrigan Heather K. Moberly Ana G. Ugaz Texas A&M University C. Trenton Boyd University of Missouri, Columbia Vicki Croft Washington State University

3 What’s so special about veterinary libraries?  Only 28 U.S. academic veterinary libraries and 4 Canadian  Wide geographic separations  Most are relatively new libraries  Iowa State in 1879  Only 10 existed before WWII  8 added during  10 more added since 1973  Branches within University library systems at land grant institutions

4 What’s so special about the veterinary literature?  No single national library covers veterinary medicine  Grey literature importance  Electronic availability  97% journals  20% monographs  Commercial control by only 2 publishers  63% journals  79% monographs

5 MedPrint Model for VetPrint  Identify primary set of titles for preservation (250 titles)  Establish minimum number of copies for retention (12)  Complete copies with covers and advertisements as ideal  Prefer complete volume level holdings of title  Retention commitment of 25 years  Maintain accurate holdings in DOCLINE and commitment

6 VetPrint Features  Basic List of Veterinary Medical Serials as core preservation list (123 titles)  At least 12 copies preserved  Complete copies with covers and advertisements as ideal  Prefer complete volume level holdings of title  Prefer indefinite retention commitment, but accept 25 years  Maintain accurate holdings in DOCLINE and OCLC

7 VetPrint Challenges  No national library coordination; VMLS/MLA instead  Needs over 50% participation, plus  No single resource sharing system  Parent library collection decisions  Print retention  Preservation priorities

8 Progress Report  VetPrint Program overview drafted and reviewed by VMLS/MLA  Input gathered from international veterinary colleagues  VetPrint discussed with NNLM RML  Formal agreements drafted  Tracking spreadsheet developed

9 Early Adopter: Texas A&M Medical Sciences Library  Accepts a national level archival responsibility to preserve veterinary literature  Commitment to preserve all Basic List titles owned  Copy for resource sharing maintained onsite  Soliciting 2 nd copies to be placed in preservation storage facility  Definition of veterinary includes adjunct areas

10 Next Steps  VMLS approval of complete VetPrint program  Formalize VMLS member participation  Connect to other potential partners through VetPrint web presence  Identify relevant existing preservation commitments for core and adjunct coverage  Establish formal link into NLM MedPrint Program Explore Collaborations

11 VetPrint Vision A model print preservation program that forms the foundation for the preservation of the veterinary literature of all countries Imagine …

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