[Preservenw] Preservation Practices Today: Managing Shrinking
Budgets and Changing Formats (free e-forum)
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Preservation Practices Today: Managing Shrinking Budgets and Changing
March 9‐10, 2010.
E-forum starts at 9 AM Eastern, 8 AM Central, 7 AM Mountain, and 6 AM
Pacific time and runs until 8 PM Eastern, 7 PM Central, 6 PM Mountain, and 5
PM Pacific time
Moderated by: Stephanie Lamson, University of Washington & Peter Verheyen,
Syracuse University with guest Lars Meyer, Emory University, author of the
recent ARL report Safeguarding Collections at the Dawn of the 21st Century
As the range of preservation activities continues to expand but funding and
staffing to support preservation become increasingly scarce, how are you and
your institution meeting the preservation needs of collections?
Traditional core preservation activities include library binding of serials
and monographs, repair of circulating collections, rehousing and enclosures,
disaster planning, environmental monitoring, reformatting of brittle
materials (microfilming and preservation photocopying) and in some cases
full conservation treatments on special collections materials. Digitization
has become another tool for reformatting brittle materials and the
preservation needs of audio‐visual materials and digital files have received
greater attention as we have become increasingly aware of their fragility.
Of course, the components of a successful and sustainable institutional
preservation program vary depending on the size and nature of the
* How are you raising awareness of preservation issues both within your
institution and with the greater public?
* What do you need to help you preserve your collections and what
challenges do you face?
Please join our discussion of how libraries are managing preservation in
2010. We will be joined by Lars Meyer, Senior Director, Content Division at
Emory University Libraries, where he is responsible for tech services,
preservation, digitization, and storage. Lars recently authored the recent
ARL report Safeguarding Collections at the Dawn of the 21st Century, and
hosted the webinar in which the report was discussed.
Stephanie Lamson is Head, Binding & Marking and Asst. Preservation Librarian
at the University of Washington Libraries. She began her career as a
preservation technician at Cornell University where she worked primarily on
grant‐funded reformatting projects. She recently completed a website to
support preservation training for library student employees and a multi‐year
project to identify and preserve the most important early Washington State
agriculture, forestry, and fisheries literature in cooperation with several
Peter D. Verheyen is Head of Preservation and Conservation at Syracuse
University. After beginning as work‐study in preservation under John Dean at
Johns Hopkins, he studied binding and conservation in Germany and
Switzerland to become a rare book conservator working in
private practice and research library preservation programs. He established
the conservation lab at Syracuse for the treatment of special collections
materials, and developed a high‐density system for storing architectural
drawings. In response to a need for efficient rehousing in anticipation of
off‐site storage he introduced Syracuse to the shrink‐wrapping of volumes.
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Kristin E. Martin
Catalog Department (MC 234)
2-390 Richard J. Daley Library
University of Illinois at Chicago
801 S. Morgan
Chicago, IL 60607
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