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Subject: Cellulose acetate web site

Cellulose acetate web site

From: Jennifer Anderson <janderson>
Date: Wednesday, August 14, 2002
The National Library of Australia is pleased to announce the
launching of the new web site:

    ANICA : Australian Network for Information on Cellulose Acetate

The ANICA web site provides a forum point for sharing information and
accessing resources about preserving cellulose acetate collections
in Australia. The creation of the ANICA web site fulfils one of the
recommendations in the National Strategy for Cellulose Acetate
Collections, released in 2001, and supports the vision:

   "That Australian institutions will implement strategies to ensure
    continuing access to the portion of our documentary heritage on
    cellulose acetate."

The information gathered on this network is intended to help
collection managers and preservation staff make informed decisions
about preserving their cellulose acetate collections.

Documents on the site include:

    *   National Strategy for Cellulose Acetate collections

        Assessment Guidelines - Designed to assist with evaluating
        cellulose acetate materials in collections and the
        identification of appropriate strategies to deal with these

        Storage of Cellulose Acetate Collections: A Preliminary
        Survey of Issues and Options

        An Annotated Bibliography of resources related to cellulose
        acetate preservation

Other information presented includes:

    *   Register of Expertise listing institutions which have
        developed expertise in various aspects of dealing with
        deteriorating cellulose acetate materials

    *   Status of Collections--information about cellulose acetate
        collections in Australian institutions

    *   Strategies and Policies that have been developed for dealing
        with cellulose acetate collections

If you would like to become involved in this national initiative, or
would like further information about this project, please contact
our office:

    National and International Preservation Activities (NIPA)
    Preservation Services
    National Library of Australia
    Email: nipa [at] nla__gov__au
    +61 2 6262 1780

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