[Preservenw] Apply by May 14th for an NEH Preservation Assistance
menges at u.washington.edu
Tue Mar 24 10:44:41 PDT 2009
APPLY BY MAY 14TH FOR AN NEH PRESERVATION ASSISTANCE GRANT
Environmental monitoring is the necessary first step to sustainable
It has never been easier or more urgent to optimize collection storage and
explore opportunities for energy savings.
Institutions applying to the National Endowment for the Humanities for a
Preservation Assistance Grant (PAG) for an environmental monitoring project
should consider some of the products and services available from the Image
Permanence Institute (IPI). NEH is familiar with IPI?s tools and
approaches?IPI itself has received NEH and IMLS grants in the past to
develop some of the most advanced preservation tools in the world.
Preservation Assistance Grants of up to $6,000 are available to support the
preservation of materials in smaller libraries, archives, museums, and
historical organizations. The deadline for application is May 14th for
projects beginning in January 2010 (view the NEH guidelines). Note that no
cost share or matching funds are required and that applicants to this
program generally have a high success rate.
IPI HAS SEVERAL PRODUCTS AND SERVICES AVAILABLE THAT FULFILL THE
NEEDS OF A PAG PROJECT, INCLUDING:
* Purchase of environmental monitoring equipment
Do-it-Yourself Environmental Monitoring:
Purchase IPI?s PEM2, the most accurate and easy-to-use datalogger for
environmental monitoring on the market, a USB flash drive for data
transfer, and take care of data management and analysis on your own. You
will have access to www.PEMdata.com ? a free website created by IPI for
use by cultural institutions. No additional software is required.
Pricing & Information.
* Consultation with professionals to address a specific preservation issue
There are two options:
Choose IPI?s On-site Training & Consultation with your Environmental
On-site Training & Consultation with your Environmental Monitoring
This option includes everything described above, plus one full day of
on-site consultation and training from an IPI Preservation Specialist to
get you set up and started in the right direction. Pricing &
Or, Choose IPI?s Off-site Environmental Monitoring & Analysis
Service?we?ll help you set up an environmental monitoring program and
provide suggestions for improving preservation quality.
Off-site Environmental Monitoring & Analysis Service:
IPI?s service option helps you document existing storage conditions,
identify the effect of those conditions on collections, and recommend
changes that will improve preservation quality. IPI staff works with you
through phone and e-mail contact over one year to assess and improve
your collection storage environment. Pricing & Information.
* Education and training projects
Looking for an educational and/or training program for your institution?
Choose IPI's Collection Care Education & Training Program.
Collection Care Education and Training Program:
IPI staff has years of experience presenting talks, workshops and
seminars on a range of topics associated with preservation such as Best
Practices in Managing the Environment for Preservation, Developing an
Environmental Monitoring Program or The Effect of Environment on
Collection Materials. Let us know what you are thinking about and we?ll
arrange a presentation for your institution or for several in your
location. Pricing & Information.
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT THE GRANT OR OUR
ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES, CONTACT:
Email: pafpph at rit.edu
Phone: (585) 475-2843
Image Permanence Institute - RIT | 70 Lomb Memorial Drive | Rochester, NY
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