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Subject: Preservation overview surveys

Preservation overview surveys

From: Susan W. DuBois <ccaha>
Date: Thursday, September 9, 1999
CCAHA's subsidized preservation overview survey program

An invaluable resource for:

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

CCAHA's Preservation Overview Survey Program for paper-based
collections continues through April 2000.  This program is funded by
the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the Gladys
Krieble Delmas Foundation.

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 $350, plus 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 your
institution's preservation needs for its 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] ccaha__org

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Received on Thursday, 9 September, 1999

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