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The PAPR website homepage
The PAPR website homepage

The Print Archives Preservation Registry (PAPR) system supports archiving and management of serial collections by providing comprehensive information about titles, holdings, and archiving terms and conditions of major print archiving programs. The database is available online at http://papr.crl.edu/.  PAPR includes

  • a searchable database of print archiving programs
  • downloadable reports of titles and holdings for participating print archiving programs
  • the display of title and holdings information from participating print archiving programs

These programs include the Law Library Microform Consortium (LLMC), CRL’s JSTOR archive, PorticoWestern Regional Storage Trust (WEST) and CLOCKSS.

The current manifestation of PAPR serves as a data analysis system for the WEST project and uses standards developed by the OCLC print archives disclosure pilot project to transmit data via the MARC field 583.  Further development of PAPR will address additional functional, data and user needs.

The knowledge base and tools, including PAPR, will augment existing CRL services and activities that support the strategic management and development of collections at the local and regional level.  This broader set of resources is provided to the CRL community and other participants in the Global Resources Forum (GRF).  Development of the Global Resources Forum was supported by CRL members and by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

We welcome all ideas and feedback on PAPR.   The registry is a work in progress at this time, and its usefulness as a tool depends on  input and participation from a wide variety of libraries.   Additional enhancements are planned for 2013. Please direct your comments to Amy Wood, CRL Senior Director of Technical Services at awood at crl(dot)edu. 

Development Partners and Phases

The California Digital Library (CDL) served as development partner for PAPR.  Additional advisory services were provided by CRL consultant Lizanne Payne and Ithaka S+R.  Development will continue in order to serve the ever expanding needs of the community.  

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