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Substituting Online for Tangible

Policy as of 10/2015:

Online substitution involves replacing tangible depository material with an online equivalent. This is typically done when an online format is preferred.

  • Selective depository libraries are permitted to substitute with online equivalents provided:
    • The tangible publication has been held for at least one year
    • The regional depository has approved the disposal of the tangible
    • The online version is:
      • Official
      • Complete
      • Free of charge to the user
  • No library is required to substitute online versions for tangible materials.

Link to FDLP policy: