The FLorida Academic REpository (FLARE) is the statewide shared collection of low use print materials from academic libraries in Florida. FLARE is administratively hosted by the University of Florida and is currently held and managed out of two library facilities: The UF Interim Library Facility (ILF), which also houses Digital Support Services and Conservation/Preservation, and the UF Auxiliary Library Facility (ALF), which also houses UF Storage and the Government Documents Cataloging Unit. Both are off campus facilities located near the airport in Gainesville Florida.
fLARE also participates in:
A collaboration of regional programs interested in coordinating their efforts on a larger scale to ensure the retention of and access to print journal backfiles.
The Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL) and the Washington Research Library Consortium (WRLC) have combined the contents of their respective shared print journal collections under a single retention and access agreement.
The primary goals of the HathiTrust Shared Print Program are to ensure preservation of print and digital collections by linking the two, to reduce overall costs of collection management for HathiTrust members, and to catalyze national/continental collective management of collections.
The Eastern Academic Scholars’ Trust (EAST) is a shared print initiative across more than 79 partner libraries, primarily in the Eastern United States, with the goal of protecting the print scholarly record and ensuring its availability for scholars, students and faculty.