May 21, 2022

Summary Report for @Risk North Forum Finds Significant Enthusiasm in Canada for Shared Collections

From the Canadian Association of Research Libraries:

2018-02-12_14-25-43The organizations responsible for last November’s forum on shared collections, @Risk North (Collections en péril), are pleased to announce the release of a  that presents an overview of the presentations as well as the discussion outcomes from this event.

This pan-Canadian gathering of representatives from primarily academic and national libraries aimed to allow this sector to engage in a strategic discussion around the state of shared print preservation programs in Canada and beyond, from a variety of perspectives, and to begin identifying next steps in national or regional coordination. It was inspired by the Center for Research Libraries’ 2016 @Risk meeting held in Chicago in April 2016.

Presenters and Presentations

Approaching the Long-Term Preservation of Print Documentation: A Current Overview of International Models, Challenges and Opportunities
by Constance Malpas, OCLC

@Risk and National Coordinated Efforts in Print Preservation in the United States
by Bernard F. Reilly, Center for Research Libraries

National Heritage Collections: Perspectives on Mandated Collecting Ma
by Maureen Clapperton (BAnQ) and Monica Fuijkschot (LAC)

Current Canadian Initiatives in Collective Print Preservation
by Scott Gillies, TUG Libraries, Doug Brigham, COPPUL Shared Print Archive Network (SPAN); Caitlin Tillman and Steve Marks, Keep@Downsview, Alan Darnell, OCUL/Scholars Portal

Direct to Complete Summary Report (5 pages; PDF)

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