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Subject: Course on preservation of books and paper

Course on preservation of books and paper

From: Rosanna Chiggiato <ma0260>
Date: Monday, July 10, 2000
ITOG Training Course on the Preservation of Paper Materials and
Books in Central and Eastern Europe:Basic Practice and Digital
University Library of Pula
Pula, Croatia
September 18-30, 2000

Organization: Institute ITOG: Istituto per la Tutela delle Opere
Grafiche e Visive, Venice in collaboration with the UNESCO Venice
Office. SPONSORS: Kress Foundation through the Venice Office of the
World Monument Fund (New York) City of Pula, Croatia UNESCO Venice
Office Additional funding is being sought from several other

Background: Historic documents and books in archives and libraries
are the testimony of knowledge and creativity of humanity. And it is
our responsibility to preserve such library heritage and transmit it
to future generations. This task is particularly urgent for the
libraries in Central and Eastern Europe, where systematic
preservation approach has been rare, in spite of their rich
collections of historic books and archives. On the other hand,
digital technology can provide enhanced access to historic books,
while such technologies are evolving and required expensive
commitment. How to combine preservation practice and digital
technology is an issue facing the international community involved
in the preservation of library heritage.

Hosted by the University Library of Pula that holds important
collections of historic books from the 16th century, this training
course has its objective to provide experts from Central and Eastern
Europe with basic knowledge and skills necessary for the
preservation, care and handling of paper based collections at
libraries. Special attention is paid to how to best combine basic
practice with digital support.

Topics: Preservation policy of library. Security and risk
management. Environment--temperature, humidity, atmospheric
pollution, lighting, etc. Micro-bio-environment--preventive measures
against mould and insects. Chemical and biological process of decay.
Diagnostic methods. Storage methods and handling. Basic preservation
and restoration skills. Digital support. How to set a database of
treatment history.

Regulations: Target group: Conservator-restorers, binders,
librarians, curators and other professional involved in the
preservation of paper related collections at libraries and other
related institutes. Applications from qualified women candidates are

Participants: Total 12

Observers: Observers with proper qualifications may be permitted to
attend a specific part of the course. A daily fee will be charged.

Language: Candidates must be fluent in English.

Subscriptions fee: $150

Certificate: A certificate of attendance is awarded to all
participants who have satisfactorily completed the course.

Lecturers: International experts in the field of paper and book

Working Language: English.

Applications: Please send a full professional curriculum vitae (in
English) to the following address:

    Sveucilicna Knjianica u Puli
    52100 PULA, Herkulov prolaz 1
    Fax: 00385-0-52-214-603
    bdobric [at] knjiga__skpu__hr
    sjanko [at] knjiga__skpu__hr

Selected candidates will be informed of further details of the
course by 30 of July.

Application Deadline: 15 July 2000.

Rosanna Chiggiato (vice-presidente)
Istituto per la Tutela delle Opere Grafiche e Visive
Venezia, Italy

                  Conservation DistList Instance 14:4
                 Distributed: Wednesday, July 12, 2000
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Received on Monday, 10 July, 2000

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