Welcome to Scholars Trust
The Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL) and the Washington Research Library Consortium (WRLC) have signed an agreement to combine the contents of their respective print journal archives under a single retention and access agreement called “Scholars Trust.” The combined title list exceeds 14,000 journal titles and more than 300,000 volumes, making the Scholars Trust archive one of the largest print journal repositories in the United States. At the same time, WRLC and ASERL libraries have agreed to extend reciprocal priority Inter-Library Loan (ILL) services across the group.
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NEWS: September 2015 - the Scholars Trust Steering Committee, in conjunction with the ASERL Board of Directors and WRLC Library Directors Council, has approved a new governance structure for Scholars Trust. The new structure is to be implemented by February 1, 2016.
Print Retention Program Update - June 2015
See the lastest updates, program highlights, and retention initiatives from the Scholars Trust print retention program.
The following ASERL libraries are participating in this program:
The following WRLC libraries are participating in this program:
Scholars Trust Steering Committee
To participate in the program, an ASERL library need only submit a concise letter of agreement signed by the library dean (or higher authority) affirming to comply with the program policies (PDF).Sample Letter of Agreement
Journal Retention Program Update
JRNL – Journal Retention and Needs Listing
The Journal Retention and Needs Listing (JRNL) (PDF) tool was first developed as a way for participating institutions to track journal retention commitments between the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL) and Florida State University System (SUS) partners. Use of the listing tool expanded in 2013 with the formation of Scholars Trust, and again in 2015 when the Western Regional Storage Trust (WEST) adopted the software to manage their commitments. JRNL allows users to upload current journal holdings and identify particular gaps in those holdings. Further, users can determine if their institution has holdings that could be donated to other institutions to fill those gaps.
JRNL Record Summary for Scholarstrust - January 2016
A JRNL Oversight Committee (PDF) consisting of representatives from each participating consortium develops policies to guide development of and participation in JRNL.
- JRNL login page: http://apps.uflib.ufl.edu/JRNL/
- LibGuide: http://guides.uflib.ufl.edu/content.php?pid=398425&sid=3262408
- System Administrator Contact: JRNLDevelopment@uflib.ufl.edu
- “Demonstration of JRNL Software for ASERL’s Journal Retention Program” May 9, 2013 Session Recording
- “Managing your J-Retain Titles in Journal Retention and Needs List (JRNL) Software” October 18, 2013 Session Recording