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Subject: Support for preservation planning surveys

Support for preservation planning surveys

From: Karen Brown <kebrown>
Date: Monday, May 14, 2001
A grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) makes
it possible for the Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC)
to provide subsidized preservation planning surveys for collections
of books, paper, and photographs.  Libraries, archives, museums,
records repositories, and historical associations in MA, CT, RI, ME,
VT, NH, NY and NJ are eligible to apply.

Since 1981, NEDCC has provided hundreds of preservation planning
surveys through its Field Service Office.  A survey includes a
one-day site visit and a detailed, written report of observations
and recommendations.  The surveyor evaluates building conditions,
collections, and storage and handling procedures in order to
identify potential hazards to collections and design strategies for
preserving paper-based and documentary materials in the best
condition possible.  Specific goals and priorities are suggested and
steps needed to implement preservation measures are outlined.

The cost of our subsidized surveys is $250 plus actual expenses.
This is less than 10% of the cost of a full-priced review.  We offer
up to five subsidized surveys per year. The next deadline is June
22, 2001. Requests for application forms should be directed to

    Karen Brown
    Field Service Representative
    NEDCC, 100 Brickstone Square
    Andover MA 01810-1494
    kebrown [at] nedcc__org.

Applications forms are also available at

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