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Recent Blog Entries
Permanence Isn’t What it Used to Be.
28 Jan 2016
Electronic publishers go to great lengths to assure librarians that databases will persist, but the forms of assurance they offer are limited when it comes to the challenge of maintaining digital content over time, let alone for eternity.
What is @Risk?
26 Jan 2016
For the last two decades a “perfect storm” has been building in North American academic and research libraries, requiring libraries to make consequential decisions about the future of their print collections. With little reliable data to guide them, librarians face a range of risks, from trivial to potentially disastrous, in making these decisions.
Beyond PAPR II: Next Steps for CRL
29 Oct 2015
Recent analysis of North American print archiving and digitization efforts suggests that library investment to date is doing little to promote long-term collection stewardship. Data in the PAPR and ICON databases reveals some interesting -- and alarming -- trends.
A gathering of leaders of other U.S. and Canadian shared print efforts, convened by CRL, called for concerted North American effort on print archiving.