EPICo brings together practitioners working in repository libraries and on shared-print initiatives from across Europe. These libraries and initiatives allow for the preservation of, and ongoing access to, published work, while freeing space in public-facing libraries for a range of different uses.

With projects of these types facing similar issues and contexts wherever they are, the priorities of EPICo as a collaboration can be found below.


  • Assessing the performance and understanding the economic value of these facilities.


  • Building a space for networking
    and knowledge sharing.


  • Developing databases of archived print journals and repository library initiatives worldwide.

Future steps

  • Exploring the link between physical and electronic archiving, and working with publishers.