CRL has been at the forefront of efforts to preserve scholarly print materials through collaborative action for many years. Having enough print copies for the future becomes more important as weeding within academic libraries increases. Print archiving is an important preservation strategy for future digitization, and academic research needs. The academic library community must provide for future scholars by collaboratively establishing complete print archives. Sharing data about where this content is stored, how it is stored and who has access will be important information for future users. We encourage print archives to identify and preserve content through shared commitment agreements in order to ensure no print is lost.
- To encourage discussion of print archiving CRL sponsors a Print Archive Network (PAN) meeting at ALA Annual and Midwinter meetings - link to archive
- CRL's JSTOR Print Archive is a print project that seeks to serve the future print needs of the academic community.
- CRL's PAPR database developed by CRL focuses on serials, which are particularly at risk.
- CRL encourages print archive projects by subject domain in order to ensure important content is preserved by those who understand it best.