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Describes the use and operation of JRNL


Use this guide as a reference for familiarizing yourself with the Journal Retention and Needs Listing (JRNL) tool.

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The Concept

The Journal Retention and Needs Listing (JRNL) is program that:

  • Allows libraries to expose lists of print journals for which they have made retention commitments;
  • Express needs (or gaps) in their holdings; and
  • Communicate offers to fill the gaps in other participating libraries’ holdings.

The JRNL is used by multiple library consortia and their member libraries to facilitate communication between library staff to identify holding commitments and fill gaps. It also facilitates deselection decisions.

The JRNL is commonly developed and governed by the participating consortia. Currently, those consortia are the Florida Academic Repository (FLARE), the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL)/Washington Research Library Consortium (WRLC), and the Western Regional Storage Trust (WEST).

For more information about the program, see the JRNL program statement below.

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