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Program on environmental management

From: Dina Schoonmaker <dina_schoonmaker>
Date: Wednesday, October 26, 1994
The Ohio Preservation Council in conjunction with the Society of  Ohio
Archivists will present "Creepies, Crawlies and Bloomers: Environmental
Management for Libraries, Archives and Historical Societies," a day-long
program on the problems of environmental management, Friday April 7,
1995. It will be held at the Ohio Historical Society in Columbus, Ohio.

Organized by the Ohio Preservation Council, a state-wide group of
representatives of libraries, archives, historical societies and private
consultants, the program will feature three recognized authorities
speaking on problems of insect, pest and mold infestations, how to
prevent, recognize and treat them.  The speakers are Lisa Fox, a private
consultant for preservation, Atlanta, Georgia,  Dr. Thomas A. Parker,
president of Pest Control Services, Inc., Landsdowne, Pennsylvania, and
Dr. Michael A. Vincent, curator of the Willard S. Turrell Herbarium at
Miami University, Oxford, Ohio.

Lisa Fox is a well known authority and educator in library and archival
preservation.  Perhaps best known for her work with the SOLINET
Preservation Program, which she founded in 1985, she  has presented more
than 200 lectures, workshops, and training programs on library and
archival preservation and disaster planning.  She will focus on mold and
mildew prevention and treatment strategies.

Thomas Parker's experience covers all aspects of protecting valuable
collections and structures from insect, bird, bat, and rodent
infestations, as well as water damage and mold attack.  Since forming
his company in 1975 he has provided technical consultation and training
for the professional pest control industry.  He has completed hundreds
of site visits and consultations for museums, historic societies,
libraries and archives.  He will deal with pest infestations and
environmental monitoring and control systems.

Michael Vincent will provide an overview of the problems caused by
toxicity, allergies, and fungal growth in books and paper materials that
have been affected by high humidity or water damage.  Vincent, whose
research interests include the fungal flora of the Bahamas,  is also an
instructor in the university's department of Botany.  He has presented
numerous talks  on fungi, mushrooms, and related species.

For more information contact:

    Clara Ireland,
    Conservation/Preservation Consultant
    State Library of Ohio
    65 South Front Street, Columbus, OH 43215
    614-644-1972  or (Ohio only) 1-800-686-1533
    Fax: 614 -466-3584
    e-mail  cireland [at] slonet__Ohio__gov

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