[Preservenw] Banks/Harris Preservation Award to Barclay Ogden
menges at u.washington.edu
Tue Feb 10 14:21:01 PST 2009
Barclay has been a leader on many preservation initiatives that have had a
positive impact for those of us in the Pacific Northwest, including most
recently the Western States and Territories Preservation Assistance
Service (WESTPAS). He deserves our congratulations! Gary
Banks/Harris Preservation Award to Barclay Ogden
Barclay W. Ogden, Head of the Preservation Department at the University of
California Berkeley Library, is the recipient of the 2009 Paul Banks and
Carolyn Harris Preservation Award. The award, consisting of $1,500 and a
citation, sponsored by Preservation Technologies, L. P., recognizes the
contribution of a professional preservation specialist who has been active in
the field of preservation and/or conservation for library and/or archival
For decades, Ogden has contributed locally, nationally, and internationally to
the promotion of a wide range of library preservation issues from library
binding to digitization, from disaster preparedness to collection assessment
and identifying preservation priorities. He has led and advised on numerous
grant projects ranging from preservation microfilming projects to investigating
accelerated aging techniques for polyvinyl acetate adhesive in binding.
One of his major contributions to the field of preservation has been in
disaster planning and assistance. The National Endowment for the Humanities
recognized the California Preservation Program as a model that could be adapted
readily to regional disaster planning. To respond to this challenge, Barclay
co-created the Western States and Territories Preservation Assistance Service
(WESTPAS) (http://westpas.org/). The service recruits preservation experts
throughout the area to serve as trainers and consultants. Thanks to Ogden's
leadership and vision, much-needed emergency response training is available in
14 Western states and Pacific territories.
Another major accomplishment that should be lauded is Ogden's work in the
development of CALIPR (http://sunsite3.berkeley.edu/CALIPR/introduction.html).
Developed in 1991, CALIPR was one of the first automated preservation
collection assessment tools for print-based collections and has been used for
years by libraries worldwide. Recently, he initiated the adaptation of CALIPR
for use in assessing vast collections of audiovisual materials.
The Banks/ Harris Preservation Award honors the memories of Paul Banks and
Carolyn Harris, early leaders in library preservation, and teachers and mentors
for many in the field of preservation and conservation.
The Banks/Harris Award is given each year by the Preservation and Reformatting
Section of the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services a
division of the American Library Association.
Tara D. Kennedy
Preservation Field Services Librarian
Sterling Memorial Library
130 Wall Street
New Haven, CT 06511
(203) 432-4335 (Voice)
(203) 432-9900 (FAX)
tara.d.kennedy at yale.edu<mailto:tara.d.kennedy at yale.edu>
"let me help you help your library!"
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