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Subject: Preservation Award

Preservation Award

From: John R. Fairfield <70304.3023>
Date: Friday, February 12, 1993
Information Conservation, Inc. Announces Preservation Award

For the second year in a row, Information Conservation, Inc. has
sponsored a competition to award $3,000 in preservation services to the
library who best represented the needs of the collection and the
rationale for choosing the materials to be treated.

The winner of the 1993 Competition is Louisiana State University -
Shreveport. The proposal was prepared and submitted by Steven Hussman,
Director of the Department of Archives and Special Collections.

Response to the invitation to apply for this award was excellent, and
proposals were received from almost every state and from every size and
type of library, university, museum, historical society, and special
collection department.  The presentations were also of an extremely high
level and made the task of the three judges very difficult.  This year's
competition was judged by:  Sharlane Grant, Preservation Officer of
Arizona; Eleanor Steward, Conservation Officer for Stanford University,
Palo Alto, California; and Don Etherington, President of Conservation
for Information Conservation, Inc. of Brown Summit, North Carolina.

Factors considered in the award were:

   a. Treatment that could not be carried out by in-house preservation
      staff and required professional skills and facilities.

   b. Method of treatment necessary would be appropriate for the
      materials and their future use.

   c. The rationale for choosing the materials for treatment was
      consistent with the goals of the preservation endeavor.

   d. Use of the materials after treatment, such as exhibitions, and
      availability for future use without damage to the items.

   e. An ongoing commitment to the preservation endeavors within the
      institution that this award would enhance.

Mr. Etherington, President of the Conservation Division, expressed his
appreciation to all those who submitted a proposal:  "We wish we could
make this award to every proposal, and we continue to be impressed with
the dedication and concern about proper preservation treatment for the
library collections that submitted entries."

                  Conservation DistList Instance 6:45
               Distributed: Wednesday, February 17, 1993
                        Message Id: cdl-6-45-006
Received on Friday, 12 February, 1993

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