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Library preservation workshop

From: Susan M. Melnick <smm>
Date: Monday, May 8, 1995
Preservation Workshops for Librarians and Archivists
August 7-10, 1995

The Pittsburgh Regional Library Center, with funding from the
National Endowment for the Humanities, and the University of
Pittsburgh School of Library and Information Science are
cosponsoring a series of preservation workshops, August 7 - 10.

Preservation Microfilming
Lisa L. Fox
August 7, 1995 Monday
9:00 a.m.-12:00 Noon & 1:00-4:30 p.m.

Lisa L. Fox will introduce you to the technical and bibliographic
elements involved in planning and operating a preservation
microfilming program or a one-time filming project.  Learn how to
select materials that are appropriate for filming and to prepare
items for filming.  Also, learn processes involved in film
production, and the key issues in bibliographic control and
long-term storage.  You will receive an extensive packet of handout

Building Environments for Library & Archival Collections
Jill Rawnsley
August 8, 1995  Tuesday
9:00 a.m.-12:00 Noon & 1:00-4:30 p.m.

Learn about the interdependent roles that the building, maintenance,
environment, security and fire systems, as well as pest control and
housekeeping programs, play in the preservation of historic
collections.  Explore conservation standards for environmental
conditions (temperature, relative humidity, light, and pollution)
for paper-based materials and understand the importance of
establishing monitoring programs.  Develop strategies for
maintaining effective relationships with maintenance and security

Protective Enclosures
Melissa McAfee
August 9, 1995  Wednesday
9:00 a.m.-12:00 Noon & 1:00-4:30 p.m.

In this "hands-on" workshop, learn about various enclosures that can
be constructed to protect brittle, fragile, or valuable books or
unbound materials. Construct a simple phase box and learn what box
making supplies and equipment you will need, as well as how to set
up a lab.

Library Bindings
Lisa L. Fox
August 9, 1995  Wednesday
9:00 a.m.-12:00 Noon & 1:00-4:30 p.m.

Learn how to purchase commercial library binding services that will
best preserve your collections while making the best use of the
library budget.  Lisa Fox will provide you with a step-by-step
explanation of the methods and materials used in library binding,
outline which methods are best suited to different types of volumes,
and provide guidance on how to evaluate the library binder's work.
Participate in a "hands-on" practicum in decision making and receive
an extensive packet of handouts.

Introduction to Conservation Bookbinding
Melissa McAfee
August 10, 1995  Thursday (9:00 a.m.-12:00 Noon & 1:00-4:30 p.m.)

In this "hands-on" workshop, learn simple conservation book repair
methods and their applications, including how to reback a book (a
repair technique in which the original covers are retained).  Learn
what bookbinding supplies and equipment you will need as well as how
to set up a lab.  Melissa McAfee will present plans and sources for
simple and inexpensive equipment.

Do you have a disability that will require accommodation
under the terms of ADA/50-4?  If so, requests for accommodation
must be filed by june 23, 1995

An Ohio Department of Education Approved CEU Provider - CEUs pending

Registration Information

To register, please return the Enrollment Form with full payment.
Please make check/money order payable to the "University of

The University reserves the right to cancel any program that lacks
sufficient enrollment and all payments will be refunded.

For further information, contact Joyce Mitchell at (412) 624-9460 or
via e-mail at joyce [at] lis__pitt__edu

Transportation and Housing

Pittsburgh, served by major airlines (USAIR hub), Greyhound Bus
lines and Amtrak, is 10 miles from the Pennsylvania Turnpike, and is
convenient to Interstates 70 and 79.  The trip from the airport to
Pitt takes approximately 30 minutes.  Transportation services at the
airport include limousines, local buses, taxis, and car rentals.

Housing is available in air-conditioned Litchfield Towers, and a
block of rooms has been reserved at a cost of $28/night for a single
room and $17/person/night (or $34/night) for a double.  A list of
area hotels may also be requested.

University of Pittsburgh
School of Library and Information Science

    Library Bindings ($75)
    Building Environments ($75)
    Protective Enclosures ($60)
    Preserving Microfilm ($75)
    Conservation Bookbinding ($60)

Deadlines for registration and payment:  One week before start of
each workshop.

    Dr. Mary K. Biagini, Associate Dean
    School of Library and Information Science
    University of Pittsburgh
    505 SLIS Building
    135 N. Bellefield Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA  15260

University of Pittsburgh
Nondiscrimination Policy Statement

The University of Pittsburgh, as an educational institution and as
an employer, values equality of opportunity, human dignity, and
racial/ethnic and cultural diversity.  Accordingly, the University
prohibits and will not engage in discrimination or harassment on the
basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, age,
marital status, familial status, sexual orientation, disability,or
status as a disabled veteran or a veteran of the Vietnam era.
Further, the University will continue to take affirmative steps to
support and advance these values consistent with the University's
mission.  This policy applies to admissions, employment, access to
and treatment in University programs and activities.  This is a
commitment made by the University and is in accordance with federal,
state, and/or local laws and regulations.

For information on University equal opportunity and affirmative
action programs and complaint/grievance procedures, please  contact:
William A. Savage, Assistant to the Chancellor and Director of
Affirmative Action (and Title IX and 504 Coordinator),  Office of
Affirmative Action, 901 William Pitt Union, University of
Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15260, (412)648-7860.


    Lisa L. Fox, Preservation Consultant, Atlanta, Georgia.  Founder
    of the SOLINET Preservation Program and author of Preservation
    Microfilming: A Guide for Librarians and Archivists, 2nd ed.

    Melissa McAfee, Head of Preservation, University Library System,
    University of Pittsburgh

    Jill Rawnsley, Director of Preservation Services, Conservation
    Center for Art and Historic Artifacts, Philadelphia,

                  Conservation DistList Instance 8:90
                  Distributed: Wednesday, May 10, 1995
                        Message Id: cdl-8-90-013
Received on Monday, 8 May, 1995

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