Michigan Shared Print Initiative (MI-SPI)

MI-SPI 2.0 (Fall 2019)

The Michigan Shared Print Initiative (MI-SPI), entered a new phase in the fall of 2019 as 14 academic libraries across Michigan committed to participate in an updated shared print endeavor. The project involves a new analysis of collection data from participating libraries using the software, GreenGlass (OCLC). GreenGlass reviews collection information and assigns libraries retention commitments, lists of print books libraries agree to keep and not weed from their collections. MI-SPI 2.0 is part of a larger national shared print effort. To support the work of these programs, the Partnership for Shared Book Collections was formed in 2018. MCLS has committed to financially support the Partnership. Visit the Partnership for Shared Book Collections website to learn more. Once the retention portion of the project is finished, MI-SPI 2.0 plans to explore the potential of shared collection development.

MI-SPI 2.0 Participating libraries

Memorandum of Understanding

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MI-SPI (Original Project)

In 2011, the libraries at Michigan's publicly-supported universities sought to devise a collaborative approach to shared print collections among themselves. As facilitator and fiscal agent, MCLS brought together a subset of the group in a pilot project to identify titles that are commonly-held but little-used. Participating libraries used services and tools developed by Sustainable Collection Services (SCS) to identify such titles in their respective individual collections, and to compare results across the group. The pilot project continued through April 2012. Because of its success, two more libraries have joined the project.

Contact Stephanie Davis for more information.

Memorandum of Understanding

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Memorandum of Understanding Appendixes

Participating libraries


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