January 24, 2022

CRL and California Digital Library to Develop Print Archives Preservation Registry

From a Center for Research Libraries Announcement:

CRL is working with the California Digital Library to develop a Print Archives Preservation Registry (PAPR). PAPR will support research library and consortial efforts to archive and manage critical print serial collections in an informed and cost-effective manner.

PAPR will feature a searchable database of information about current print archiving programs and holdings worldwide, including characteristics such as retention period, archiving facilities and conditions, availability in digital repositories, level of content validation, and access provided.

During the initial development phase, the system will manage information about the archived holdings of CRL, certain CRL partner libraries, and the Western Regional Storage Trust (WEST). PAPR will be used to compare and analyze journal holdings of WEST libraries,to support identifying archiving priorities for WEST.

The California Digital Library is providing system design and development services and will host the PAPR database and system under an agreement with CRL. PAPR will be available in early 2012, with additional enhancements planned for 2012–13.

Searches of the database will be openly available through the CRL website.

Read the Complete Announcement

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Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.