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1 Print Monographs: Endangered Species & Dangerous Metaphors Jacob Nadal Executive Director, ReCAP ALA Midwinter 2015: Print Archive Network Meeting Jacob Nadal Executive Director, ReCAP ALA Midwinter 2015: Print Archive Network Meeting Lower Falls of the Lewis River Gifford Pinchot National Forest Washington State Lower Falls of the Lewis River Gifford Pinchot National Forest Washington State

2 Print Monographs: Endangered Species & Dangerous Metaphors The Map  Trends, rates, inflection points  Rule-proving versus game- changing exceptions The Trail  IUCN Red List  A risk-model for books

3 Mid-20 th Century

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5 This is a big opportunity This can be addressed in many ways and at many rates

6 Establish categories of concern  Archiving cycles for most likely high- impact mono groups FRBRize retention commitments Consider hybrid (light/dim/dark) archives Seek additional copies  Secondary market  Private collections  Non-PAN affiliated libs. Rate of Change  Loss rate for ILL  Region/Consortia Total Population Extinct in the Library (We may be more like the zoo than the wild)

7 Establish categories of concern  Archiving cycles for most likely high- impact mono groups FRBRize retention commitments Consider hybrid (light/dim/dark) archives Seek additional copies  Secondary market  Private collections  Non-PAN affiliated libs. Rate of Change  Loss rate for ILL  Region/Consortia Total Population Extinct in the Library (We may be more like the zoo than the wild)

8 Consider the Antelope…* Dramatization Twenty-five endangered antelope species Twenty-five endangered antelope species Loss of habitat Loss of habitat Trophy hunting Trophy hunting Illicit pelt and horn trade Illicit pelt and horn trade Competition with grazing cattle Competition with grazing cattle De-escalation “Wastebasket Taxon” “Wastebasket Taxon” 66 of 91 species are in “least concern” status (72.5%) 66 of 91 species are in “least concern” status (72.5%) Systematic risk is low; individual risk is real and often very severe Systematic risk is low; individual risk is real and often very severe Species risk and habitat loss may be better addressed as a joint issue, to preserve the creature and the place Species risk and habitat loss may be better addressed as a joint issue, to preserve the creature and the place Specifically, the Mountain nyala or balbok (Tragelaphus buxtoni) * With apologies to Suzanne Briet and David Foster Wallace Most artifact value falls in a small part of the longest part of the tail; keep specific instances Most artifact value falls in a small part of the longest part of the tail; keep specific instances Assumptions about care give way to specific, binding, measurable commitments Assumptions about care give way to specific, binding, measurable commitments Make room for technologies and workspaces… Make room for technologies and workspaces… … and also cultivate more browsable stacks and better curated collections Localization Andy Stauffer:booktraces.org (& forthcoming CLIR study) Andy Stauffer:booktraces.org (& forthcoming CLIR study) MLA: printrecord.commons. mla.org MLA: printrecord.commons. mla.org SHARP: www.sharpweb.org SHARP: www.sharpweb.org CLIR: coherence.clir.org CLIR: coherence.clir.org OCLC: oclc.org/research/ activities/usl.html OCLC: oclc.org/research/ activities/usl.html CRL-PAN: crl.edu/ archiving-preservation/ print-archives CRL-PAN: crl.edu/ archiving-preservation/ print-archives Triangulation

9 Thank you. Jacob Nadal Executive Director, ReCAP: The Research Collections & Preservation Consortium jnadal@princeton.edu Scarcity Case-study : jacobnadal.com/162 Image Credits: Alex Dunke, FluttershyIsMagic, Николай Усик, KrisMaes, Lyn Topinka, Medicaster40, Mulmatsherm. Petrarch1603, pfly, US Forest Service, and US Geological Serive. All images sourced from the author, US government web sites, or from wikimedia.org, where they were posted under Creative Commons 2.0 or higher.


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