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Conference on preservation management

From: Anne Muller <ecpa>
Date: Friday, January 15, 1999
Preservation management: between policy and practice

European conference organized by
European Commission on Preservation and Access (ECPA)
Core Programme on Preservation and Conservation, International
Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA-PAC)
Koninklijke Bibliotheek (KB, national library of the Netherlands)
The Hague, 19-21 April 1999

In recent years the realization has grown that in order to guarantee
continued access to their collections, archives and libraries have
to develop overall preservation policies that fit in with general
principles of collection management. The approach has shifted from
traditional conservation of single items to large-scale preventive
measures and substitution programmes.

Preservation now covers a wide range of activities, from storage and
handling to microfilming and digitization. The challenge for
libraries and archives is to define preservation policies in which
each of these methods has its place.

The Koninklijke Bibliotheek, IFLA-PAC and the ECPA are jointly
organizing a 3-day conference, which will focus on organizational,
financial and managerial aspects of preservation. The central theme
will be the interaction between theory and practice.

Case studies will be presented that are illustrative of efforts in
various European countries and should shed light on such questions
as how one plans and costs a large preservation project, and how a
preservation programme can be realized step by step.

Provisional Programme:

Monday 19 April

    Bendik Rugaas (National Library of Norway)
    Key-note address

    Jan Merrill-Oldham
    Harvard University Library
    Preservation programs scaled for impact: beyond platitudes

    Antonius Jammers
    Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin - Preussischer Kulturbesitz
    Bewahrung des Uberlieferten: Bestandserhaltung in der
    Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin

Monday 19 April

    Gabriella Albrecht-Kunszeri
    National Archives of Hungary
    Beatrix Kastaly
    National Szechenyi Library
    Developing preservation training of archive and library staff in

    Jedert Vodopivec
    Archives of the Republic of Slovenia
    Teamwork--is it possible?

    Steen Bille Larsen
    The Royal Library, Copenhagen
    Are the users and the staff a problem?--teaching preservation
    management in The Royal Library, Copenhagen

    George P. MacKenzie
    Scottish Record Office
    Blue Shield--an international perspective for developing risk
    preparedness strategies

    Followed by Reception

Tuesday 20 April

    Hans Jansen
    Koninklijke Bibliotheek, The Hague
    Metamorfoze, the first years

    Galina A. Kislovskaya
    Library for Foreign Literature /IFLA-PAC Regional Centre for
    Eastern Europe and the CIS, Moscow
    A good beginning makes a good ending?

    Ewald Brahms
    Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft
    Ensure preservation and improve access: aspects of the DFG
    preservation program

    Frances McGee
    National Archives of Ireland
    Preservation and access priorities: maps and other large

    Peter Delbeke
    Library of the Federal Parliament of Belgium
    Preservation management in Belgium: the dynamics of a pragmatic
    and results-oriented approach

Tuesday 20 April

Wednesday 21 April

    Susan Herion
    Swiss National Library
    To be announced

    Maria Luisa Cabral
    National Library of Portugal
    Learning to overcome anxiety when moving from preservation
    management policy into practice

    Marie-Lise Tsagouria
    Bibliotheque nationale de France
    An on-site workshop for mechanised binding at the BNF: technical
    and economic reasons

    Mirjam M. Foot
    The British Library
    Preservation of the British National Collection: changes in a
    changing environment

    Michael Moosberger
    Canadian Council of Archives
    Assess, plan, act: the CCA Preservation Management Committee's
    structured approach to the development of preservation
    management initiatives in Canadian archives

Wednesday 21 April
Panel discussion

The conference fee is ECU 150. For more information and registration
details, see <URL:>
or contact the local organizer

    Ms Barbara de Goederen
    Koninklijke Bibliotheek
    P.O. Box 90407
    NL-2509 LK
    The Hague
    The Netherlands
    +31 70 314 03 48
    Fax: +31 70 314 04 40
    barbara.degoederen [at] konbib__nl

Anne Muller
European Commission on Preservation and Access (ECPA)
P.O. Box 19121, NL-1000 GC
visiting address: Kloveniersburgwal 29, NL-1011 JV
The Netherlands
+31 20 551 0839
Fax: +31 20 620 4941

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