The Center for Research Libraries will work with OCLC on a two year grant (July 2018-July 2020) from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to make accessible actionable data for shared print serials management. The plan will build on the underlying infrastructure of the OCLC WorldCat database and CRL’s Print Archives Preservation Registry (PAPR), enabling registration of print serial retention commitments in WorldCat while supporting further development of CRL's capability to collect and manage serial holdings data in PAPR. This initiative will accomodate new content and processses for archiving print serials.
A vital element of this effort is feedback from all interested parties. Please use this survey form to ask questions and comment on the project.
Shared Print Advisory Board
OCLC has convened a Shared Print Advisory Group that will meet every 1-2 months. The group will hold discussions on complex topics that require further thought. Representatives encouraged to reach out to other SME's when needed.
March 12, 2019 Introductions & project goals
April 9, 2019 PAPR data elements & API
May 16, 2019 Review Workflows & Advisory Board Topics
August 20, 2019 Change Control
Oct 15, 2019 Second Symbol Discussion
Feb 19, 2020 Shared print commitments in Worldcat.org
April 29, 2020 Testing, API and final release plan
OCLC will hold virtual status community updates every 2-3 months. These meetings are open to anyone with an interest. Meetings will be recorded to allow for later viewing. Discussions will be limited due to time considerations.
- February 14, 2019 Update || Recording || Presentation ||
- June 22, 2019 Update at ALA || Presentation ||
- November 14, 2019 Update || Presentation ||
- January 22, 2020 Update at ALA Pan Meeting || Presentation ||
News and Information
OCLC Press Release, June 24, 2018