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RLG photo preservation task force

From: Jennifer Porro <>
Date: Tuesday, August 11, 1992
The Research Libraries Group (RLG) has formed a six-member task force to
address issues inherent in preserving large photograph collections.

The group's charge is 1) to evaluate available needs-assessment and
planning tools used in managing large photograph collections; 2) to
design a project to investigate and demonstrate the use of electronic
technologies -- such as CD-ROMs -- in re-formatting large, endangered
photo collections; and 3) to suggest other ways institutions could work
together to preserve and improve access to photographic research

Serving on the task force are Jeffrey Horrell, librarian of the Fine
Arts Library at Harvard's Fogg Art Museum; Jackie Dooley, head of
collections cataloging at the Getty Center for the History of Art and
the Humanities; Anne Kenney, associate director of the Department of
Preservation at Cornell University; Debbie Hess Norris, assistant
director of the Art Conservation Program at the Winterthur Museum/
University of Delaware; and James Reilly, director of the Image
Permanence Institute at the Rochester Institute of Technology.  Patricia
McClung, RLG's associate director for programs, staffs the task force.

The task force is an outgrowth of a 1990 RLG symposium that focused on
the problems repositories have in managing and preserving large
photographic collections, with special emphasis on finding collaborative
solutions.  The committee is expected to complete its work by September
1, 1993.

For more information, please contact Patricia McClung at RLG, phone
415/691-2236; e-mail BL.PAM [at] RLG__BITNET or BL.PAM [at] RLG__STANFORD__EDU.

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