[Libs-Or] Pacific Northwest Preservation Management Institute
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Wed Jun 16 11:57:28 PDT 2004
THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST PRESERVATION MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE
Northeast Document Conservation Center, in partnership with Amigos Library
Services, Inc., the Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts
(CCAHA), the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC), the Southeastern
Library Network (SOLINET), and the University of Washington Libraries (UW)
This institute is funded in part by a leadership grant from the Institute
of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).
LOCATION AND DATES
The Pacific Northwest Preservation Management Institute consists of 3
week-long sessions held at the University of Washington in Seattle. All
sessions will be held in the 5th Floor Conference Room in Suzzallo Library
on the UW campus. The facilities are handicapped accessible.
Week I: October 25 - 29, 2004
Week II: January 31 - February 4, 2005
Week III: May 16 - 20, 2005
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
If your institution has not yet developed a systematic preservation
program, if it needs to make its current program more effective, or if you
need additional preservation education, NEDCC and its partners have
designed a program just for you. This series of three sessions is designed
to provide systematic preservation management training to staff from
libraries, museums, historical organizations, archives, and records
repositories. This institute will provide the information needed to
prepare, implement, and maintain an effective preservation program for
documents, books, photographs, and other paper-based materials.
The institute will consist of a combination of lectures, discussions, and
small group exercises. Each week will include full-day class meetings with
lunch and coffee breaks. There will be some reading and written
assignments before and between sessions. The assignments will be geared
toward developing a preservation program in each participant's
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
This program is designed for librarians, archivists, curators, and records
managers in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington who have (at least)
part-time preservation responsibilities but lack preservation management
training. While the program is especially appropriate for small to
mid-sized institutions, applications from larger academic and/or research
libraries will also be strongly considered.
Julie Arnott, SOLINET; Tom Clareson, OCLC; Steve Dalton, NEDCC; Lori
Foley, NEDCC; Gary Menges, University of Washington; Gayle Palmer, OCLC;
Jill Rawnsley, CCAHA; and Shelby Sanett, Amigos Library Services. In
addition, guest speakers will address special topics.
Introduction to Preservation, Materials, Environment, Facilities, and
Collections and Treatment Options
The Digital World, Disaster Planning, and Implementation
Thanks to the generous support of the Institute of Museum and Library
Services (IMLS), the registration fee for the entire three weeks of
training is only $100. Snack foods will be provided during morning and
afternoon breaks, but all meals, transportation, and lodging costs are the
responsibility of participants.
HOW TO APPLY
Twenty participants will be selected based on their applications.
Acceptance to this program is not guaranteed. Applicants should be
full-time professional librarians, archivists, curators, or collections or
records managers, who have (at least) part-time responsibility for
preservation of historical or special collections or of primary research
materials, including: books, paper, photographs, ephemera, maps, or other
paper-based or documentary formats. Preference will be given to applicants
whose institutions demonstrate a commitment to support the participation
of the applicant financially and professionally in developing an
institutional preservation program. Information regarding the application
packet can be found at www.nedcc.org.
The application packet must be received by Wednesday, July 28, 2004.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Visit NEDCC's Web site at www.nedcc.org. Or contact Gary Menges
menges at u.washington.edu at the University of Washington, or Steve Dalton
dalton at nedcc.org or Lori Foley lfoley at nedcc.org
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