Benefits of SHARES Participation

On-site access for one's constituency: partners give each other's visiting faculty and scholars the same degree of access to collections and services that they provide for their own communities.

As a SHARES participant, you receive the same treatment and access to partners' collections as their visiting faculty or scholars do.

"It is an underpublicized feature of SHARES, but the experiences I have had with the program left a profound feeling of value."
—Brigham Young University

"SHARES onsite access is essential. For long runs of items, it is often easier and more practical for the researcher to go to the holding library, particularly if relatively local. Also, researchers do not always have the time to wait for interlibrary loan. For the serious scholar, being able to actually browse a collection has enormous value."
—Princeton University

Policy Rethink

Throughout 2018, the SHARES Executive Group will seek to engage with all SHARES participants in rethinking SHARES policies and values.

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SHARES Project Team

SHARES is managed by the SHARES Executive Group

SHARES OCLC Lead

Dennis Massie

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