CRL is working with the California Digital Library to develop a Print Archives Preservation Registry (PAPR).  PAPR will support research library and consortial efforts to archive and manage critical print serial collections in an informed and cost-effective manner.  PAPR will feature a searchable database of information about current print archiving programs and holdings worldwide, including characteristics such as retention period, archiving facilities and conditions, availability in digital repositories, level of content validation, and access provided.

The California Digital Library is providing system design and development services and will host the PAPR database and system under an agreement with CRL.  PAPR will be available in early 2012, with additional enhancements planned for 2012–13.  Searches of the database will be openly available through the CRL website.

Read the complete announcement.