Canadian Collective Print Strategy Working Group

Background

  • The Canadian Collective Print Strategy Working Group (CCPSWG) is a national working group, sponsored by Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL) and Library and Archives Canada (LAC), comprising the various shared print initiatives across Canada.
  • The group is co-chaired by Monica Fuijkschot, Director General, Published Heritage Branch, and Gwen Bird, Dean of Libraries, Simon Fraser University.
  • The purpose of the group as outlined in their project charter is “to define and implement a national strategy of collective print preservation and access.”

Considerations

  • The CCPSWG has produced the following reports to date:
    • an environmental scan of Canadian collective print preservation initiatives
    • an environmental scan of international collective print preservation initiatives
  • Deliverables for 2019-20 include:
    • Phase 2 of the overlap study on Canadian federal government publications
    • shared publicly available retention framework and commitment statements
    • a public registry of commitments to hold a work for long term access
    • a detailed proposal to describe how Canadian libraries could build a national network of distributed print preservation and access
  • Deliverables for 2020-21 include:
    • mechanisms to share the proposed national strategy for feedback
    • implementation of the approved national strategy
    • recommendations for post-project operationalizing

Key Public Messages

  • LAC and CARL have brought together the various shared print initiatives across the country to develop a national strategy on collective print preservation management and access.
  • The group plans to deliver a detailed proposal for a network of distributed print preservation and access late in 2019-20.

SME:

Monica Fuijkschot, Director General, Published Heritage Branch
Email: monica.fuijkschot@canada.ca
Tel: 613-934-7252

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