Scholars Trust represents the shared print journal archives of the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL), the Florida Academic Repository (FLARE), and the Washington Research Library Consortium (WRLC).
Scholars Trust was established in early 2013, when ASERL and WRLC signed an agreement to combine the contents of their respective print journal archives under a single retention and access agreement, and extended reciprocal priority Inter-Library Loan (ILL) services across the group.
The ASERL Collaborative Journal Retention Program Agreement for Libraries Participating in Scholars Trust, in effect through December 31, 2035, optimizes collection management across the consortium. To participate, 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.
Sample Letter of Agreement
Scholars Trust is governed through a two-tiered structure to foster the growth of the partnership, create strategic directions, and provide support and management for long-term efficient and effective operations.
Scholars Trust Governing Council and Steering Committee, January 2021.
As of May 2022, the combined title list for Scholars Trust is just shy of 45,000 unique titles. The most current listing of Scholars Trust retained titles can be found in the Center for Research Libraries PAPR | Print Archives Preservation Registry. Additionally, the title list is available in an Excel spreadsheet (Updated 3-1-22). Please be aware that this is a large file and may take additional time to load. A summary assessment of the collection [in pdf], a summary report of the subject class of retained titles and a listing of titles committed for retention by the National Agricultural Library (2018) are also available.
- Registration of ASERL Scholars Trust Retention Commitments in Worldcat
- Policy to Address Lost/Missing Titles Committed for Retention
- Standards for Use of the 583 Action Note, and the Rosemont Shared Print Alliance best practices for metadata, condition and validation.
- Facilities Profiles for Journal Retention and Needs Listing [JRNL]
- Subject-Specific Projects, Title Lists: Agriculture (2015, pdf), Architecture (2017, pdf)
JRNL – Journal Retention and Needs Listing Tool
The Journal Retention and Needs Listing (JRNL) 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. 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.
A JRNL Oversight Committee, consisting of representatives from each participating consortium, develops policies to guide development of and participation in JRNL.
JRNL login page: https://apps.uflib.ufl.edu/JRNL/
System Administrator Contact: JRNLDevelopment@uflib.ufl.edu
Video Recording: Journal Retention and Needs Listing [JRNL] Demo
May 15, 2019 | Session Recording
The following ASERL libraries are participating in this program:
- Auburn University
- Clemson University
- College of William & Mary
- Duke University
- East Carolina University
- Emory University
- Florida International University
- Florida State University
- George Mason University
- Georgia State University
- Georgia Tech
- Johns Hopkins University
- Louisiana State University
- Mississippi State University
- National Agricultural Library (ASERL Program Affiliate)
- North Carolina State University
- Tulane University
- University of Alabama
- University of Central Florida
- University of Florida
- University of Georgia
- University of Kentucky
- University of Louisville
- University of Memphis
- University of Miami
- University of Mississippi
- University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
- University of North Carolina at Charlotte
- University of North Carolina at Greensboro
- University of South Carolina
- University of Tennessee
- University of Virginia
- Vanderbilt University
- Virginia Commonwealth University
- Virginia Tech
- Wake Forest University