European Print Initiatives Collaboration

EPICo is an informal programme which aims at keeping important print library resources available in a time of wide availability of digital resources.

In Europe there are several national or regional initiatives to preserve, archive and keep available important print research materials. These include repository libraries for print materials, shared or collaborative print journal preservation programmes.

These pages give information about the collaboration between these European institutions.

Vienna Meeting group photo: Santi Balagué: GEPA, Jonny Edvardsen: National Library of Norway, Daryl Yang: UKRR, Deborah Shorley: Imperial College London, Pentti Vattulainen: National Repository Library Finland, Brigitte Kromp, Wolfgang Mayer: Shared Archiving Austria, Eva Ramminger: Vienna University, Ulrich Niederer: Kooperative Print-Archivierung, Jean-Louis Baraggioli: CTLes.
Vienna Meeting group photo: Santi Balagué: GEPA, Jonny Edvardsen: National Library of Norway, Daryl Yang: UKRR, Deborah Shorley: Imperial College London, Pentti Vattulainen: National Repository Library Finland, Brigitte Kromp, Wolfgang Mayer: Shared Archiving Austria, Eva Ramminger: Vienna University, Ulrich Niederer: Kooperative Print-Archivierung, Jean-Louis Baraggioli: CTLes.

In the first meeting organized by Austrian Shared Archiving at Vienna University Library on 19.11.2015. the participants formulated an agenda:

We believe that a comprehensive and robust research and information infrastructure is essential for Europe’s wellbeing, now and in the future.

We are concerned that, at a time of unprecedented change in the ways information is collected, stored and disseminated, there is a real danger that some of the important printed resources in our European libraries may be at risk.

In view of this we intend to initiate a number of plans.