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The newly-formed PALCI Distributed Print Archive (PDPA) program builds on the work initiated in 2008 to make commitments to retain selected print journal collections. The PDPA (formerly the Cooperative Print Collections Committee) expands the project structure to support concurrent work by a Steering Committee and smaller project teams.

The goal of the program is to continue existing projects and initiate new projects that will preserve, retain and enable access to a distributed print collection for the benefit of PALCI members, thereby allowing the de-accession of individual member print holdings, where possible.

The PDPA is managed by a Steering Committee that serves as the coordinating group.  PALCI member librarians are invited to serve on one of two current project teams (see below).  Members of the project teams will represent the variety of the PALCI membership and are not necessarily from institutions that are maintaining the distributed print archive materials. The project team members will serve an initial two-year term, during which a process for future team member participation will be developed.

Project Teams

  • JournalsTeam Lead: Terese Heidenwolf, Lafayette College; Steering Committee Liaison: Christine Roysdon, Lehigh University; others TBA. The Journals project team will continue the current efforts to retain a distributed print archive for journals and serials, and also consider including news and trade periodicals that may exist on microfilm.
  • Reference Sets and Annuals – Team Lead: Amy McColl, Swarthmore College; Steering Committee Liaison: Jonathan LeBreton, Temple University; others TBA. The Reference Sets project team will focus its collection-building project on volumes that provide enduring research value and consider reference works as well as A&I print volumes.

To volunteer or nominate a PALCI member librarian, please email Chris Martire. Please include a brief overview of your interest and your current contact information, including your​PALCI member institution.  We request that you submit this no later than October 31, 2014.