Save the Date – The Future of Shared Print Metadata

Save the date – November 7, 2023 at 3pm ET/2pm CT/1pm MT/noon PT 

We invite you to join us at a Partnership for Shared Book Collections and Rosemont Shared Print Alliance sponsored webinar to discuss work the Shared Print Metadata Guidelines Working Group has undertaken to draft a new “Shared Print Actions: Terminology (SPA).” This webinar will focus on introducing SPA and plans for approving it across the shared print community. This will be one of several opportunities for the community to provide feedback on the draft. Please share this invitation widely in your communities. 

The shared print community in North America relies heavily on the OCLC Shared Print Metadata Guidelines to record shared print retention commitments and other information in 583 fields in the holdings or bibliographic records. The terminology we have been leveraging for this work was developed in the early 2010s, and is based on the Preservation & Digitization Actions: Terminology for MARC 21 Field 583 (PDA). Using this language reflected the initial thinking about shared print as a preservation activity, but since that time, shared print has matured and expanded to touch all parts of the collections lifecycle.

We will be sharing a draft of the new “Shared Print Actions: Terminology (SPA)” in October so folks can start reviewing it in advance of the webinar.