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Shared Print Report Released for Comment

The HathiTrust Print Monograph Archive Planning Task Force Final Report is now available for public review and comment. The Task Force recommends a series of actions to rapidly develop the program, which include initiating discussions with archives and libraries to secure retention commitments for approximately 50% of the unique titles in HathiTrust; developing infrastructure through partnerships; seeking community comment; and establishing a Shared Print Operating Committee to continue planning, among others.

If you are planning to attend ALA, this program will be discussed during the Print Archive Network (PAN) meeting, sponsored by the Center for Research Libraries, on Friday June 25 at 9am (Check location and times at http://alaac15.ala.org/node/30197).The Board of Governors thanks the members of the Task Force for the tremendous effort they put into developing a thoughtful, coherent, and rich set of recommendations. The membership included: Tom Teper, Chair (University of Illinois); Clem Guthro (Colby College); Robert Kieft (Occidental College); Erik Mitchell (University of California, Berkeley); Jake Nadal (ReCAP); Jo Anne Newyear Ramirez (University of British Columbia); Matthew Revitt, Recorder (University of Maine); Matthew Sheehey (Brandeis, formerly Harvard University); Emily Stambaugh (California Digital Library); and Karla Strieb (Ohio State).

We plan to have other opportunities to discuss this program publicly and to gather feedback. At this time we welcome any comments or questions, specific or general, and you may send these to print-archive-comments@hathitrust.org.