Shared Print Repositories

Tuesday, September 16 and Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Moderated by Marie Waltz & Sherri Michaels

Please join us for an e-forum discussion. It’s free and open to everyone!

Registration – FREE

Each day, discussion begins and ends at:

Pacific: 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Mountain: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Central: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Eastern: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Space in libraries is an increasingly valuable commodity. To respond to
this problem librarians are looking for cost-effective solutions to store
and provide access to large, legacy print collections. Shared print
repositories have emerged as one possible solution, even as other print
preservation solutions continue to emerge within the library community.

During this e-forum, we hope to stimulate discussion on the many of the
different issues surrounding print archiving with an emphasis on shared
print repositories.

We hope to address as many of these topics as we can during the e-forum:

– What is a shared print repository?
– What should you look for in a shared print archiving agreement?
– How are libraries selecting material for shared print collections?
– What workflows and logistics are useful for librarians involved in
shared print projects?
– What metadata is involved in shared print programs?
– What access restrictions are available for shared print programs?
– How is resource sharing addressed in shared print programs?
– What does participation in a national shared print network look like?
– What are some of the other models for print preservation?

Please join us for what we hope will be a lively discussion on this
emerging trend.


*Marie Waltz *is Special Projects Librarian at the Center for Research
Libraries. Marie is involved with both print and digital preservation
projects for CRL. In the print realm, she manages CRL’s JSTOR Print
Archive. She also manages CRL activities related to the Print Archive
Network (PAN) a group who meets bi-annually at ALA to discuss print archive
issues. Marie received her master’s in library science from Indiana
University, Bloomington.

*Sherri Michaels *is currently the Head of Collection Management at Indiana
University, the first host site for the CIC Shared Print Repository. She
also serves as the collection manager and liaison for the Psychological and
Brain Sciences Department. Sherri received her master’s degree in library
and information studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

*What is an **e-forum**?*

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Posted on behalf of the ALCTS Continuing Education Committee