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Symposium on preservation

From: Kathleen M. Eighmey <keig>
Date: Wednesday, September 13, 2000
To Preserve and Protect:
The Strategic Stewardship of Cultural Resources
A Library of Congress Bicentennial Symposium
Library of Congress
Washington DC
October 30-31, 2000

In affiliation with The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and
the Federal Library and Information Center Committee (FLICC), a
two-day Bicentennial symposium for directors and administrators of
libraries, museums, and archives who oversee preservation and
collections security programs.

Learn how colleagues are handling concerns related to setting
standards, using measurements, and justifying budgets for funders.
Plenary and breakout sessions have been designed to enable
participants to explore issues that overlap and lend themselves to
complementary solutions. Experts in the cultural heritage community
will lead sessions on:

    *   The challenges confronting the stewards of our nation's
        cultural heritage

    *   Developing preservation and security strategies, priorities,
        and expectations

    *   Measuring the effectiveness of preservation and security

    *   Coping with theft, vandalism, deterioration, and bad press

    *   Building the preservation and security budget and
        successfully promoting the program

    *   The preservation and security challenges of electronic
        information and digitization

    *   Innovations in security and preservation

    *   Cooperating nationally and internationally to preserve and
        secure collections

Participants will be able to share experiences informally during
lunches, provided both days, and at a reception the first evening.
Tours of the art and architecture of the magnificently restored
Thomas Jefferson Building and other areas of the Library of Congress
of interest to symposium participants will be available.

Among the invited program speakers: Nancy Cline, Harvard University;
Werner Gundersheimer, Folger Shakespeare Library; Winston Tabb,
Library of Congress; Jeff Field, National Endowment for the
Humanities; Lynne Chaffinch, Federal Bureau of Investigation; James
Reilly, Image Permanence Institute; Clifford Lynch, Coalition for
Networked Information; Maxwell Anderson, Whitney Museum of American
Art; Deanna Marcum, Council on Library and Information Resources;
Jan Merrill-Oldham, Harvard University; Jim Neal, Johns Hopkins
University; Nancy Davenport, Library of Congress; Camila Alire,
Colorado State University; and Nancy Gwinn, Smithsonian Institution.

For more information, visit
<URL:> or contact Kathy
Eighmey, Project Coordinator, at 202-707-4836. Register online at
<URL:>. To Preserve and Protect The Strategic
Stewardship of Cultural Resources

The sponsors reserve the right to cancel this event prior to sending
out confirmation. The last day for registrants to cancel their
registration without penalty is September 29, 2000.

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Received on Wednesday, 13 September, 2000

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