Substitution Guidelines to Replace Tangible Materials with Online Equivalents

A selective depository is permitted to replace tangible versions with online equivalents of depository materials provided the library has held the publication for at least one year, your regional depository has approved the disposal of the tangibles, and the online version is:

  • Official;
  • Complete; and
  • Free of charge to the user

No library is required to substitute online versions for paper, microfiche, CD-ROM, etc.

UGA is willing to work with any selective who would like to replace tangible materials held less than 5 years with online equivalents. If you have something you feel meets the criteria please include the URL of the online equivalent in the Comment field of the Disposition Database. Please contact Sarah Causey with any questions.