CRL is working with the California Digital Library (CDL) to develop the Print Archives Preservation Registry (PAPR) system. The system features a searchable database of information about print serial archiving programs, including titles held, program characteristics (such as retention period, facilities, level of validation, conditions, accessibility), and availability of titles in selected digital repositories.
CRL is hosting a webinar next Wednesday, February 8, from 2 to 3 p.m. Central Time to outline the basic purpose and goals of the system and plans for its future development. Lizanne Payne, CRL advisor on print archiving, will discuss and demonstrate the system’s content, features, data sources, and uses. This event is open to all librarians, library staff, and faculty at CRL libraries.
CDL is serving as development partner for the system, with additional advisory services provided by Ithaka S+R. PAPR will be available in mid-2012, with additional enhancements planned for 2012–13. During the initial development phase, the system will ingest and manage information about archived serial holdings of CRL, certain CRL partner libraries, and the Western Regional Storage Trust (WEST).
For more information about the system, see: http://www.crl.edu/archiving-preservation/print-archives/papr.
This event is open to all librarians, library staff, and faculty at CRL libraries. CRL hosts webinars throughout the year on its general benefits and services, and on specialized collection topics. For more information, please visit http://www.crl.edu/membership/make-most-your-crl-membership/webinars.