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Subject: Guidelines for Information About Preservation Products

Guidelines for Information About Preservation Products

From: Marilyn Geller <marilyn.geller>
Date: Thursday, April 19, 2001
NISO, the National Information Standards Organization, announces the
release of Guidelines for Information About Preservation Products
(Z39.77-2001).  This new standard identifies the information vendors
should feature in catalogs and promotional literature describing
products used to store, bind, or repair a variety of library
holdings including books, pamphlets, sound recordings, videos,
films, CDs, manuscripts, maps, and photographs. Librarians and
archivists who use these products will benefit from these guidelines
as they compare and evaluate products.

The purpose of this standard is to encourage and promote the use of
consistent language and to help vendors provide accurate information
about preservation products used for storage, binding, and repair of
library materials. The impetus to create this standard came in
response to concerns expressed by librarians and archivists of the
need for a qualitative means of evaluating preservation products. To
help the librarians and vendors use the standard, there is a
glossary is that defines technical terms and a set of references to
related standards.

NISO gratefully acknowledges the efforts of the following people who
were members of this committee at the time this standard was
approved: Mark Roosa (Chair), Library of Congress; Harry Campbell,
Etherington Conservation Center, a division of Information
Conservation Inc.; Jesse Munn, Library of Congress; Nancy Schrock,
Harvard College Library; and Abby Shaw, Conservation Resources

This standard is available for free downloading or hardcopy purchase
at <URL:>.

About NISO: NISO is the only U.S. group accredited by the American
National Standards Institute to develop and promote technical
standards for use in information delivery services providing
voluntary standards for libraries, publishers and related
information technology organizations.  All NISO standards are
developed by consensus under the guidance of experts and
practitioners in the field to meet the needs of both the information
user and the producer. For information about NISO's current
standardization interests and membership possibilities, please visit

For additional information contact NISO Headquarters at
301-654-2512. <nisohq [at] niso__org>

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