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Spanish version of Calipr

From: Jeanne Drewes <jdrewes>
Date: Wednesday, April 1, 1998
Mellon Foundation Supports Preservation Outreach Efforts at The
Johns Hopkins University's Milton S. Eisenhower Library

The Milton S. Eisenhower Library of the Johns Hopkins University is
pleased to announce an $8,000 grant award from the Andrew W. Mellon
Foundation to create a Spanish-language version of Calipr, a widely
used preservation assessment software package. To date there is no
such assessment tool available to Spanish-language institutions. The
Mellon Foundation grant is providing the funds needed to remedy

Calipr is a powerful tool for collecting and analyzing data used for
estimating the preservation needs of library and archival
collections.  Understanding collection needs is the starting place
for development of a comprehensive preservation program.   Calipr
generates several different management reports to provide important
insights into the needs of collections as a whole and to those parts
of collections of greatest value and at greatest risk of damage and
loss.  If preservation programming already is in place, Calipr
identifies what further work needs to be done to address unmet

Calipr was developed in 1989 by the Conservation Department at the
University of California, Berkeley, and used by the California State
Library  to conduct a statewide preservation needs assessment
survey.  In 1997, the U.S. Department of Education supported
development of a Windows version of Calipr (under the provisions of
the Library Services and Construction Act).

Jeanne Drewes, Preservation Department Head at the MSE Library and
director of this translation project, will demonstrate a
work-in-progress form of Spanish Calipr this May at "An
International Conference on Preservation of Paper and Photographs",
which will be sponsored by the Northeast Document Conservation
Center and funded through the Commission on Preservation and Access,
the American Council on Learned Societies, and the Social Studies
Research Council.  The Spanish-language version will be available in
several formats including DOS and Windows and will be distributed
via the Web, and by request via disk.  The software will be
available for broad distribution in Summer 1998.

Jeanne Drewes
Preservation Department
Milton S. Eisenhower Library
Johns Hopkins University
3400 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD  21218
Fax: 410-516-4355

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