MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA/STANFORD LIBRARIES
To ensure that major journals in the field of Sociology are available to scholars and students
in University of California and Stanford Libraries.
Active participants in this agreement are the member libraries of the UC/Stanford Sociology
Consortium: UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UC Irvine, UC Los Angeles, UC Riverside, UC San Diego,
UC Santa Barbara, UC Santa Cruz, and Stanford University.
The Sociology journals on the attached list are governed by this cooperative agreement. At
the time of this agreement, these titles are held by four or fewer libraries in the Consortium.
All Consortium members have full access to articles in these journals through interlibrary
loan of photocopies and, when circumstances warrant, complete issues or bound volumes.
- Each holding library agrees to consult and negotiate with other holding libraries prior to
cancellation of any title.
- Library assuming primary responsibility for a title agrees to retain that title as an active
subscription for five (5) years.
- Each library will notify the Project Coordinator of any and all cancelled and ceased titles
in Sociology (Cooperative or Core titles) as soon as they are identified.
- Each library will notify the Project Coordinator of all new subscriptions as soon as they
- Processing and retentions are the responsibilities of holding libraries. Costs associated with
processing and retention are borne by the holding campus.
- Holding campuses commit to cataloging all titles promptly and fully, as well as to sharing
bibliographic information through rapid input of titles into MELVYL. The in-house serial
record for each title assigned to the campus will be tagged and a note included that indicates
the library's Consortium commitment for the subscription and the agreed upon retention period.
- Holding campuses will assure that missing issues or volumes from years covered by the
retention agreement are replaced to the extent possible. They have the option of retaining
issues unbound, binding them, converting them to microform, and/or transferring older
volumes/issues to the regional library facilities. In the latter case, campuses with retention
responsibility will have first priority in storing specific titles, provided another copy is not
already in the facility.
- The holding libraries may, through a process of consultation and negatiation with other
Consortium members, add additional titles to the project lists. Holding libraries also may
make changes in the journals list as cessations or title changes occur and notify the project
- Although a major rationale for collaborative collection development agreements is to
eliminate or reduce unnecessary duplication, this agreement does not forbid any library
from using its own funds to acquire materials that are judged to be needed on site for
- Significant changes in the agreement must be negotiated by Consortium members. Any
library needing to withdraw from or significantly alter their participation in this agreement
must notify the other Consortium members in writing of the intention at least one calendar
year in advance.
- The agreement will be monitored by the Sociology selectors of the participating campuses,
following procedures established by them. Although it is assumed that this agreement will
remain in force indefinitely, Consortium members will review the agreement and update the
list at least every two years.
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Sally Willson Weimer
Sociology and Global Peace and Security Librarian
Last updated: 7 January 1999