Future of the Print Record Working Group Calls for Comments on White Paper—Deadline January 31

« What is the place of print in the digital age? That fundamental question, along with a thoughtful sequence of publications and conversations conducted over the past 20 years, inform the draft white paper, “Concerted Thought, Collaborative Action, and the Future of the Print Record,” by the multi-organization Working Group on the Future of the Print Record.

The working group seeks comments on the draft white paper from the library and higher education communities by Tuesday, January 31, 2017, in order to continue developing its argument and proposed solution. (…)

In the white paper, the working group argues:

  1. the collective cultural heritage embodied in the vast print record held in libraries’ general, circulating collections must be preserved and made accessible for future generations; and
  2. no single institution or existing organization can provide a satisfactory solution for sustaining this cultural legacy. (…) »