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SWIMS Network Governance and Policies




Inter-library document supply

Stock management

User records and circulation

  • Recording, retention and deletion of user records – recommended for full members, but with mandatory requirements around default membership and expiry dates as indicated – these are also listed in the User Record FAQs.  Last updated July 2017; next review after receipt of guidance from HEE on the General Data Protection Regulation which comes into force in May 2018.
  • Seamless borrowingSWIMS Network mandatory policy for full members.   Last reviewed July 2017; review date July 2019.


It was agreed by the SWIMS Board in Oct 2014 that policies should have a review date of 2 years after each update, unless there is a specific reason for a different review date.