Validation Studies

Several programs have done validation studies or require validation. Below is a sampling of information on validation studies and requirements.

Koch, Teresa, and Andrew J. Welch. “Monograph Validation Strategies in Shared Print Programs: Variations and Value.” Collaborative Librarianship 8, issue 3, article 7 (2016).

Koch, Teresa, and Andrew J. Welch. (2017) “Validation of Shared Print Collections. Central Iowa Collaborative Collections Initiative Survey.” PAN Presentation.  

Amato, Sara and Stearns, Susan (2018) “Documenting the Stewardship of Libraries: The Eastern Academic Scholars’ Trust Validation Sample Studies,” Collaborative Librarianship: Vol. 10 : Iss. 3 , Article 4.
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Jensen, K. and C. H. Lee. “Rapid Collections Surveying With Book Traces @ UVa.” (2016). Available at:

Pawlowski, Amy. (2017). “OhioLINK Validation of Serials” PAN Presentation .

WEST Standards for Issue and Volume Level Validation (2012).