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Preservation Intensive Institute

From: Andrew S. Hart <ashst8>
Date: Tuesday, May 25, 1993
Preservation Intensive Institute
August 1-6, 1993,  Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Quite a few people have requested more detailed descriptions of courses
scheduled for this year's Preservation Intensive Institute. The
following courses meet for five consecutive days.  Each participant will
register for one course for the duration of the PI Institute.  This
format will allow a greater degree of focus and depth than would be
possible in shorter programs.

The Preservation of Electronic Formats

Electronic formats will be studied from several perspectives. The
physical nature of media used to store data; methods of reading and
writing data; and projected technological changes are among the topics
covered.  Discussions of technology will include current standards in
electronic media such as Symbol Codes and standards for Image and Audio
storage.  This course will also explore the effect of increasingly
networked environments on the preservation of electronic records.
Exploration of these issues will include both lectures and laboratory
exercises in the School of Library and Information Science Computer Lab.
Computing facilities include new PC's with 486 microprocessors,
Macintosh IIsi's and Quadras, and Sun SPARC stations.

Dr. Michael Spring is an Assistant Professor of Information Science at
the University of Pittsburgh School of Library and Information Science.
His research involves the application of technology to the workplace
with particular attention to interactive system design, document
processing, and standards.

Science Serving Preservation

Issues of scientific literacy will be discussed in the context of
library and archival preservation.  Through lecture and discussion,
participants will explore the nature of scientific inquiry, entrenched
scientific myths, and the language of science literature.  Particular
attention will be given to the current state of preservation research
and ways such research can be improved.  Through this course,
participants will sharpen critical analysis skills with a goal of
becoming more educated consumers and more effective producers of
research products.

Dr. Jan Lyall is the Acting Director of Preservation, National Library
of Australia.  Dr. Lyall is an internationally published paper chemist
and a leader in library and archival conservation research and

Bookbinding and the Arts and Crafts Movement

The two-fold aim of this course is to promote a greater appreciation of
fine bindings, and an understanding of how the principles of the Arts
and Crafts Movement apply to bookbinding and conservation.  Special
consideration will be given to the work of T.J. Cobden-Sanderson, his
students (such as Douglas Cockerell), and their influence on
contemporary bookbinding.  Notable women binders associated with the
Doves and Cockerell binderies will also be discussed.  Lectures and
discussions will be supported by visits to special collections at the
University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University.

Dr. Marianne Tidcombe is a freelance bookbinder and historian. Dr.
Tidcombe has published monographs on T.J. Cobden-Sanderson, The Doves
Bindery, and Rachel Hunt.  Current work includes a forthcoming
publication on women binders before 1930.

A more detailed course outline is available for each of these
offerings.  Requests for outlines or registration forms, and questions
regarding the Preservation Intensive Institute should be directed to:

Andrew Hart or Kirsten Jensen

Preservation Intensive Institute
650 LIS Building
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA  15260
Fax: 412-648-7001

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