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Directory of preservation services

From: Robert L. DeCandido <bronxbob>
Date: Wednesday, September 9, 1992
At ALA in San Francisco I told a number of people about a directory of
preservation services that Cheryl Shackelton and I had just completed.
I have just received information on its availability.

_Who Ya Gonna Call?: A Preservation Services Sourcebook for Libraries
and Archives_ is (to quote The New York State Program for the
Conservation and Preservation of Library Research Materials) the latest
in a series of preservation publications prepared by METRO (New York
Metropolitan Reference and Research Library Agency).  Like the earlier
source books, _Hell and High Water and Hold Everything!_, the new
publication was funded by a grant from the New York State
Conservation/Preservation Program.

The directory of preservation service providers includes information
about the services available from each of the 128 vendors listed.  All
types of preservation services are included -- consultants and treatment
providers -- all formats.  Everything, in short that Cheryl and I could
think of.  There is an index of services and an index of personal names.
There is an extensive annotated bibliography, a list of referral
services (there ain't many), and a directory of computer networks (e.g.,

The directory is specifically designed for consumers of preservation
services in the New York City metropolitan area but, in fact, covers the
area between Boston, Washington DC and Philadelphia as thoroughly as we
could manage.  Many, perhaps most, of the services are available
regionally and even nation-wide.  (See"Out of the Question" CAN No. 50
(July '92) for a fuller description of who is included and why.)

This beautifully designed book (yes, we designed it, too) is available
*free*, yes absolutely free, to institutions in New York State (one copy
per institution).  Get 'em while they last! Be the first kid on you
campus to own one.  Out-of-state institutions can have this valuable
document for a mere $5.00.  That's right ladies and gents, only $5.00.
It barely covers the cost of mailing.  And, if you're among the first
twenty to order, they'll send you an ice crusher!  Checks should be made
payable to The University of the State of New York.  Send orders to:

  Tiffany H. Allen
  The New York State Library
  10-C-47 Cultural Education Center
  Albany, New York  12230

After you've read it, send your comments (we really would like some
feedback) to bronxbob [at] well__sf__ca__us

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