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Preserving America's Legal Materials in Print (PALMPrint), is an exciting collaborative pilot project aimed at developing a shared, cirulating collection of primary, U.S. legal materials in print. Working with the Legal Information Preservation Alliance (LIPA), the two organizations jointly have committed to underwrite $120,000.00 of the total cost of the three-year project. The remaining costs will be shared by the more than 60 participating law library members from the two organizations.

Librarians across the country are working on the issue of the retention of and persistent access to print materials in an increasingly digital world. A number of different print archiving projects are currently underway, and include both centralized and distributed models. The Center for Research Libraries hosts a list-serv, the Print Archive Network (PAN) for those involved and interested in the future of print.

NELLCO and LIPA are thrilled to support this project and hope it will serve as a model for a collaborative solution to print retention, allowing libraries to make different decisions about library space at the local level. In this way, libraries can continue to be responsive to the changing needs of their users secure in the knowledge that primary print materials are within reach, and under the stewardship of the collaborative.

More information about the project is available in this overview, and you may wish to view this recorded informational webinar.

Margaret K. Maes (LIPA) and Tracy L. Thompson (NELLCO) have also co-authored Collaborative Stewardship: Building a Shared, Central Collection of Print Legal Materials.



1.            Albany Law School Schaffer Law Library

2.            American University

3.            Arizona State

4.            Baylor Law Library

5.            Boston College Law Library

6.            Boston University Pappas Law Library

7.            California Western School of Law

8.            Case Western Reserve School Law Library

9.            Charlotte School of Law Library

10.          Cornell Law Library

11.          Creighton University School of Law Library

12.          Duquesne University

13.          Emory University School of Law

14.          Fordham University School of Law Library

15.          George Mason Law Library

16.          Georgetown Law Library

17.          Georgia State University

18.          Harvard Law School Library

19.          Hofstra University Law Library

20.          Indiana University Maurer School of Law Library

21.          Louisiana State University Law Library

22.          Loyola Law School Los Angeles

23.          New York Law School

24.          New York University School of Law Library

25.          Northeastern School of Law Library

26.          Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Ctr

27.          Oklahoma City University School of Law

28.          Pepperdine University Law School

29.          Quinnipiac University School of Law Library

30.          Rhode Island State Law Library

31.          Roger Williams University School of Law Library

32.          St. John's University, Rittenberg Law Library

33.          Suffolk University John Joseph Moakley Law Library

34.          Supreme Court of Canada

35.          Syracuse

36.          Touro Law Center, Gould Law Library

37.          Tulane University Law Library

38.          UCLA Law Library

39.          University of Arkansas Young Law Library

40.          University of Connecticut Law School Library

41.          University of Georgia Law Library

42.          University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

43.          University of Maine School of Law Garbrecht Law

44.          University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

45.          University of Miami Law Library

46.          University of Missouri-Columbia

47.          University of Nevada Las Vegas

48.          University of New Hampshire School of Law

49.          University of New Mexico Law Library

50.          University of North Carolina Law Library

51.          University of Notre Dame

52.          University of Oklahoma Law Library

53.          University of Ottawa Library

54.          University of Pennsylvania Law School Biddle Law

55.          University of Pittsburgh Barco Law Library

56.          University of South Carolina

57.          University of Southern California

58.          University of Tennessee College of Law Library

59.          University of Utah SJ Quinney Law Library

60.          University of Washington Law Library

61.          University of Wisconsin Law Library

62.          Vanderbilt University Law School

63.          Vermont Law School

64.          Virginia State Law Library

65.          Wake Forest University Professional Center Library

66.          Western New England University School of Law Library

67.          Whittier Law School

68.          York University Osgoode Hall Law School Library



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