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Subject: Software for architectural design

Software for architectural design

From: Susan W. DuBois <sdubois>
Date: Wednesday, May 30, 2001
Karen Potje <kpotje [at] cca__qc__ca> writes

>At the Canadian Centre for Architecture we are beginning to consider
>a strategy for preserving electronic records in our collections.  We
>have only recently begun to receive diskettes and CDs from
>architects and designers, but we know that we will receive more and
>more electronic media in the near future.  In order to anticipate
>the kinds of electronic records we may receive, I wonder if we
>should do a survey of the architectural design software that
>architects and design firms are using now, and of how (or if)
>architects themselves organise or archive their electronic records
>so that projects can be found in the future.  Have any institutions
>with holdings of architectural material carried out this kind of
>research?  Does anyone have advice to give on this subject?

I would like to refer you to the Conservation Center for Art and
Historic Artifacts (CCAHA)'s web site for the proceedings of the
Architectural Records Conference held in May 2000
<URL:>.  Several speakers addressed the
difficulty in the preservation of new technologies at the

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

                  Conservation DistList Instance 15:1
                  Distributed: Wednesday, June 6, 2001
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Received on Wednesday, 30 May, 2001

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