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Subject: SOLINET workshops

SOLINET workshops

From: Alicia Riley <ariley>
Date: Friday, January 30, 2004
SOLINET, Inc., the Southeastern Library Network, is pleased to
announce the following Preservation Workshops

Care and Cataloging of Map Collections
Georgia Archives, Morrow, Georgia
Monday, February 23, 2004

    Institutions caring for large map collections find that these
    collections pose special problems. Many are oversized or rolled
    and hard to store; others are unique and require special

    This one-day workshop covers basic care and cataloging issues of
    map collections. The first half is devoted to a discussion of
    the characteristics of the materials; a review of factors that
    cause the deterioration of materials: environment, chemical, and
    physical deterioration; an outline of storage, handling and
    other preservation issues; and an overview of developing use
    policies. The second half gives a basic introduction to the
    format of maps and map cataloging principles, including the
    major differences between book and map cataloging in the areas
    of main entry, chief source of information, physical
    description, and notes. MARC tagging, scale, projection and
    coordinates, and subject classification will be discussed, as
    well as resources for map cataloging and tips on searching for

    The workshop is designed for staff of libraries, archives or
    other cultural institutions as a basic introduction to
    preservation issues and basic cataloging procedures for map

    Cost is $115 SOLINET members ($105 early bird, $140 late
    registration), $155 Non-members ($145 early bird, $180 late
    registration). Any institution in Georgia qualifies for the
    member rate.

Attack of the Giant Mold Spore
Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
Wednesday, March 3, 2004

    Mold is a constant threat to collections, particularly in
    climates with high heat humidity. This full day workshop focuses
    on identifying mold, the types of damage it causes to collection
    materials, and techniques for safe mold removal and cleaning.
    Dr. Michael Trinkley, Director of the Chicora Foundation, is the
    instructor for this session.

    Cost is $115 SOLINET Members ($105 early bird, $140 late
    registration), and $155 Non-SOLINET, ($145 early bird, $180 late
    registration). Any institution within Virginia qualifies for the
    member rate.

Integrated Pest Management: Beating the Critter Jitters
Columbus-Lowndes Public Library, Columbus, MS
Wednesday, March 24, 2004

    This full-day session explains and assesses available strategies
    for preventing and combating pest problems. Participants will
    learn to identify common pests, recognize the damage various
    pests cause to library and archival materials, and develop
    strategies for implementing an integrated pest management
    program of monitoring and control. The instructor is Dr. Michael
    Trinkley, Director of the Chicora Foundation.

    Cost is $115 SOLINET members ($105 early bird, $140 late
    registration), $155 Non-members ($145 early bird, $180 late
    registration). Any institution within Mississippi qualifies for
    the member rate.

For more information or to register, contact

    Vanessa Richardson
    vrichardson [at] solinet__net

or visit <URL:> for full descriptions and
online registration.

These workshops are funded in part by a grant from the National
Endowment for the Humanities, Division of Preservation and Access.

                  Conservation DistList Instance 17:52
                 Distributed: Sunday, February 1, 2004
                       Message Id: cdl-17-52-017
Received on Friday, 30 January, 2004

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