University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
University of Maryland, Eastern Shore
University of Maryland Global Campus
The decision to join EAST follows the recommendation of the SPMC (SPMC). The task group was formed in 2017 to oversee the inception of the USMAI Shared Print Collections Retention Initiative.
Under EAST, all existing retention commitments will be maintained; additional circulating print monographs will be selected for retention based on uniqueness. The analysis for selecting the additional items is planned for early fall 2020.
The USMAI Shared Print Initiative is operating under its existing policies and workflows until the analysis for EAST is completed; after that time, we will move fully under EAST's governance, policies, and workflows.