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IMLS Grant awarded

From: Jamie Doyle <jdoyle>
Date: Monday, October 22, 2001
The Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC)
<URL:http://www.nedcc.org> in Andover, Massachusetts announces that
it has been awarded a Library Leadership Grant from the Institute of
Museum and Library Services (IMLS).  NEDCC's award will support the
production of preservation planning training tools in several media.
IMLS's prestigious grant is awarded to model projects that have
far-reaching impact throughout the library community.  In 2001, IMLS
awarded eighteen grants in the Preservation or Digitization
category.

In 2002, NEDCC will work in cooperation with Texas-based Amigos
Library Services <URL:http://www.amigos.org> to produce a workbook
on how to assess the preservation needs of a library, a video
illustrating major points of the workbook, and a Web publication
incorporating clips from the video to illustrate the text. The goal
of this ambitious two-year project is to equip libraries across the
country to identify risks and prioritize the preservation needs of
their collections.  By utilizing a variety of media and technology,
NEDCC and Amigos will make these training tools highly accessible
and affordable. According to NEDCC Director, Ann Russell, "This
project aims to reach the grass roots of the library community,
especially smaller institutions with limited funding".

For over 28 years, NEDCC has evolved to meet the changing
preservation needs of the library and museum communities.  A
nonprofit regional conservation center, it specializes in the
conservation treatment and reformatting of paper-based materials
including books, photographs, maps, documents, and works of art on
paper.  It serves libraries, museums, archives, and other
collections holding institutions, as well as private collectors, in
the Northeast and beyond.  It performs paper conservation, book
conservation, preservation microfilming, and duplication of
photographic negatives.  NEDCC receives major funding from the
National Endowment for the Humanities to support its Field Service
Office, which is the educational and consulting arm of the Center.
NEDCC's purpose is to provide the highest quality conservation
services and to serve as a source of advice and training for
institutions that hold paper-based collections.

Amigos Library Services, Inc. is a nonprofit, membership-based
organization dedicated to providing resource-sharing opportunities
and information technology to libraries.  The Amigos membership
consists of over 700 libraries and cultural institutions located
primarily in the southwestern United States who utilize its
comprehensive line of services, including cataloging, reference,
resource sharing, preservation, digital imaging, and training.

The Institute of Museum and Library Services is an independent
federal agency located in Washington, DC that fosters leadership,
innovation, and a lifetime of learning by supporting the nation's
15,000 museums and 122,000 libraries.


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