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Policies & Procedures for UF Library's Offsite Storage: FLARE Policies

Policies for the Florida Academic Repository, the statewide shared collection

The FLorida Academic REpository (FLARE) is the statewide shared collection of low use print materials from academic libraries in Florida. The goal of this centrally housed collection is to provide members with highly cooperative solutions for the storage of low use library materials. Under the FLARE memorandum of understanding, the materials designated under this agreement will be retained and made available as long as the need for them exists, thereby allowing participants to consider withdrawing duplicates of these items from their campus collections and to rely with confidence on access to the centrally retained copies. FLARE is housed in environmentally controlled, carefully inventoried and secure high density facility (HDF) style buildings located in Gainesville, and administratively hosted by the University of Florida, George A. Smathers Libraries. Materials from participating libraries will be voluntarily and permanently transferred to FLARE and made available for retrieval by means of a Florida specific unmediated borrowing service, through traditional interlibrary loan, or by electronic delivery.  

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