Building Blocks of a National Print Preservation Network: A Strategic
America's Print Resources (PAPR) Conference emphasized the urgency of libraries
acting together to strategically preserve the nation’s print heritage materials.
This is particularly challenging to libraries confronting exorbitant and rising
costs of maintaining electronic resources.
At this year’s annual meeting of the Council of Voting Members,
speakers will report on progress on four major collection fronts
since the PAPR Conference. Speakers will invite comments and ideas
from the Voting Members Council. (For the action agenda, please
see the PAPR draft report.)
The forum will focus on:
Nancy Davenport, Director of Acquisitions, Library of Congress, will
speak about the issues that the Library is confronting in developing its archiving
strategy for print monographs. She will invite feedback from Center members on
- Federal Documents
Judy Russell, Superintendent of Documents with the Government Printing Office,
will present a status report and welcome ideas and comments on the GPO’s
strategy to optimize archiving of printed and other tangible legacy government
publications in its system of depositories.
Bernard Reilly, President of the Center for Research Libraries,
will discuss how the Center and its partners propose to work in
concert to ensure access to and survival of important news content.
Melissa Trevvett, Vice President for Programs and Services, Center for Research
Libraries, will present an update on emerging print archiving programs throughout