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Conference on alternative archival facilities

From: Alan Calmes <alan.calmes>
Date: Tuesday, October 13, 1998
National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
14th Annual Preservation Conference
Alternative Archival Facilities
March 25, 1999
National Archives Building
700 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC

The topic Alternative Archival Facilities covers underground
storage; cold storage vaults; conventional freezers;  adaptive
space, such as upgraded rooms or storage areas not originally
intended for archival storage; and specially built, high-density
depository structures where the material is stacked very high, the
expected retrieval is very infrequent, and the building is so well
insulated that little air conditioning is necessary. There are
special challenges associated with all these alternatives.  How does
water drain from an underground room?  What are the risks of fire
and fire suppression in caves and high density storage areas?

The following sessions will include standards, hints, tips, and
models on how to utilize alternative space for the storage of
archival and library materials.

    Alternative Facilities in Use Today
    New NARA Facilities Standards
    High Density Storage at the Library of Congress (LC)
    Adaptation of Underground Space
    Working with What You Have - Existing Facilities
    Building a Small Cold Storage Vault
    The Cold Storage of Photographic Collections Using Conventional Freezer
    Special Challenges - Fire and Fire Suppression

The Registration Fee is $50.00
Send check payable to National Archives Trust Fund
and/or obtain  registration information:

    Eleanor Torain,
    Conference Coordinator (NWDP)
    8601 Adelphi Road (Rm. 2800)
    College Park, MD 20740-6001
    Telephone: 301-713-6718
    Fax: 301-713-6653
    E-mail: preserve [at] nara__gov

See program details on the Web at:

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