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Subject: NEDCC Preservation Manual

NEDCC Preservation Manual

From: Gay Tracy <tracy>
Date: Thursday, February 25, 1999
The Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC) announces the
on-line availability of the third edition of its publication
Preservation of Library & Archival Materials: A Manual, edited by
Sherelyn Ogden.  The updated and expanded version of the manual will
be available March 1, 1999 on NEDCC's Web site at
<>.  A desire to make current information
readily available at no cost prompted NEDCC to update the manual,
adding important topics, and to make it available on the Web.  In
addition, if a user prefers the convenience of a book, a bound
version will be available through NEDCC later this year.

The manual is approximately 350 pages in length and consists of a
series of 51 technical leaflets.  The third edition contains eight
new leaflets, including Digital Technology Made Simpler; The
Relevance of Preservation in a Digital World; Preservation
Assessment and Planning; An Introduction to Fire Detection, Alarm,
and Automatic Fire Sprinklers; Collections Security: Planning and
Prevention for Libraries and Archives; and more.  In addition, every
leaflet from the first two editions has been updated to reflect new
information and changing opinions.  The manual is one of few
preservation publications written in layman's language that is an
authoritative reference source for up-to-date scientific research.
Sections include planning and prioritizing, the environment,
emergency management, storage and handling, reformatting, and
conservation procedures.  Professional illustrations make the
"how-to" leaflets easy to understand and use.

The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), a Federal
agency that fosters innovation, leadership and a lifetime of
learning, supported the project to convert NEDCC's preservation
manual to electronic format for Internet access.  In addition, NEDCC
receives major funding for its field service program from the
National Endowment for the Humanities.

The Northeast Document Conservation Center is a nonprofit regional
conservation center specializing in the conservation of paper-based
materials including books, documents, photographs, architectural
drawings, maps, posters, wallpaper, and works of art on paper.  It
performs paper conservation, book binding, preservation
microfilming, and duplication of photographic negatives.  Its
purpose is to provide the highest quality conservation services and
to serve as a source of consultation and training for institutions
that hold paper-based collections.

For information about ordering the printed version, contact

    Gay S. Tracy
    Public Relations Coordinator
    Northeast Document Conservation Center
    100 Brickstone Square
    Andover  MA  01810-1494
    Tel 978-470-1010
    Fax 978-475-6021
    <tracy [at] nedcc__org>

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