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ALCTS/PARS Cooperative Preservation Programs Discussion Group

From: Robin L. Dale <robin_dale>
Date: Friday, January 2, 2004
Cooperative Preservation Programs Discussion Group
U.S. Grant Wyndham
Grand BR A
Saturday, January

Is It Lonely Out There? Sharing Preservation Knowledge in Times of
the Ordinary and Extraordinary

So few of us and so many of them. You know, those questions that
come from neighboring libraries and the public on how to preserve
this or fix that.  And what about when your whole region is hit by a
[fill in the blank]: flood, fire, hurricane, etc].  What information
do you give out? How much detail do you give? Do you just send them
to a web site or go so far as to drive to the location and consult
and/or pitch in and treat items hands on?

Having survived the recent fires in Southern California, the
Co-Chairs of the Cooperative Preservation Programs Discussion Group
would like to know what you do when you are one of the few
preservation "experts" for miles around. What are your
responsibilities to your region?  How do you deal with it when you
are the only (or one of a few) preservation professional(s) and
disaster hits your region? What about when a neighboring library
simply calls for advice?

Have you created a web site to provide immediate access to this kind
of information?  Many preservation professionals are beginning to
create or are managing web sites to provide a range of preservation
information, from disaster response for fellow librarians to basic
care, handling, and even basic repair for a information-seeking
public. Who is the anticipated audience for your web site?  Who do
you link to? Where do you go to for information?  Part of the
discussion group time will be used to share information about
important, relevant web sites which may not be commonly known, as
well as share what we consider to be our favorite web sites.

We'll also debut a new project by the California Preservation
Program which trains public librarians to give programs and answer
questions from the public about preserving family treasures.

Please come prepared to share information about how you deal with
the above situations, as well as the URLs for any web sites you

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