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Subject: Subsidized preservation surveys

Subsidized preservation surveys

From: Susan W. DuBois <ccaha>
Date: Wednesday, April 15, 1998
CCAHA's Preservation Overview Survey Program for paper-based
collections has been extended through April 2000 by the National
Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).

An invaluable resource for:

    Writing a Preservation Plan
    Developing a Preservation Program
    Prioritizing Preservation Activities for your Collections
    Applying for Grant Funding

Cost: For a greatly reduced rate, you can receive a full day's
review of the preservation efforts of your institution. The cost for
this overview survey is currently $300 (which will be raised to $350
after July 1, 1998) and travel expenses for the surveyor.  After the
visit, you will receive an extensive report that will assist you in
setting your preservation priorities.

Eligibility: If your institution owns a paper-based humanities
collection available to the public, you are eligible to be
considered for participation in CCAHA's Subsidized Survey Program.

Process: The survey process encompasses a general evaluation of the
institution's preservation needs for the collection:  environment
(temperature, relative humidity, pollution and light), housekeeping,
pest control, fire protection, security, and disaster preparedness;
collection storage, handling, exhibition, and treatment; and
preservation planning.  The site visit consists of a review of the
site, an examination of the collection, and interviews with relevant
staff to identify your preservation needs. The written report
provides observations, recommendations, and resources to serve as a
guide in the development of a comprehensive preservation plan for
your paper-based collection.

To request an application form or to receive additional
information, please contact:

    Susan W. DuBois, Preservation Services Representative
    Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts (CCAHA)
    264 South 23rd Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19103
    Fax: 215-735-9313
    CCAHA [at] hslc__org

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