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Subject: Gateway for Resources and Information on Preservation (GRIP)

Gateway for Resources and Information on Preservation (GRIP)

From: Anne Muller <ecpa>
Date: Tuesday, October 22, 2002
The Nationaal Archief and the European Commission on Preservation
and Access (ECPA) have officially launched GRIP, Gateway for
Resources and Information on Preservation

GRIP is an Internet gateway, presenting a core of accessible and
recent materials selected by experts which provides an introduction
to a great many aspects of preservation. Resources selected for
inclusion in GRIP aim to be of interest to a wide audience,
including preservation professionals, collection managers, policy
makers, librarians, archivists, museum curators, audiovisual
specialists and information technologists.

Currently the GRIP database contains 2248 references to literature,
organizations, projects, training activities and discussion lists.
It can be searched by category, keywords (descriptors), keyword
combinations and free search. Since all references are connected to
a thesaurus system, users can browse through GRIP by using related,
narrow or broader terms. In many cases the references in GRIP are
annotated with short comments by the experts that selected them.

GRIP also hosts online versions of two publications, namely
"Preservation Science Survey. An Overview of Recent Developments in
Research on the Conservation of Selected Analog Library and Archival
Materials" by Henk J.Porck and Rene Teygeler and "Preservation of
Archives in Tropical Climates. An annotated bibliography" by Rene
Teygeler with the co-operation of Gerrit de Bruin, Bihanne Wassink
and Bert van Zanen.

A team, consisting of experts at the Nationaal Archief, European
Commission on Preservation and Access and the ECPA Scientific
Advisory Committee, will maintain and regularly update the GRIP
database. GRIP also intends to expand the number of on-line
publications, providing an open platform for preservation

Third parties that hold valuable information on preservation are
invited to make it available through the gateway. If you have
anything to contribute, literature, a database, etc. please let us
know. Also, if you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to
contact the GRIP editor-in-chief at grip [at] bureau__knaw__nl.

Anne Muller
European Commission on Preservation and Access (ECPA)
PO Box 19121
NL-1000 GC  Amsterdam,
The Netherlands
+31 20 551 08 39
Fax: +31 20 620 49 41

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