The Print Archives Preservation Registry (PAPR) supports archiving and management of serials collections by providing detailed information about the holdings of credible print archives and shared print programs and about the terms and conditions of archiving. Prompted by discussions at CRL's 2016 Global Resources Collections Forum "@Risk," CRL has now added a “dashboard” to PAPR, to help measure the scope and progress of North American print archive efforts. The new dashboard provides:
- A comparison of the number of print titles registered as archived, to the known output of print serials publication;
- A breakdown of titles preserved, by major subject classification;
- An indication of the amount of redundancy of titles held by multiple repositories;
- "Trust metrics," or information about the policies and practices of archiving efforts, such as the level of holdings validation, the degree to which archiving commitments are formalized, and the depth of program services and resources.
The PAPR Dashboard is now in beta mode, and CRL invites suggestions for further development. Comments should go to Amy Wood, CRL Director of Technical Services.
Launched in 2012, the PAPR Registry now shares holdings information and/or program data for 17 major print archiving and shared print programs, incorporating more than 160,000 registered title holdings. Support for PAPR and the dashboard development was provided by a generous grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.