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Subject: Pacific Northwest Preservation Management Institute

Pacific Northwest Preservation Management Institute

From: Lori Foley <lfoley>
Date: Thursday, June 17, 2004
The Pacific Northwest Preservation Management Institute

Presented by: Northeast Document Conservation Center, in partnership
with Amigos Library Services, Inc., the Conservation Center for Art
and Historic Artifacts (CCAHA), the Online Computer Library Center
(OCLC), the Southeastern Library Network (SOLINET), and the
University of Washington Libraries (UW)

This institute is funded in part by a leadership grant from the
Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).

The Pacific Northwest Preservation Management Institute consists of
3 week-long sessions held at the University of Washington in
Seattle. All sessions will be held in the 5th Floor Conference Room
in Suzzallo Library on the UW campus. The facilities are handicapped

    Week I: October 25-29, 2004
    Week II: January 31-February 4, 2005
    Week III: May 16-20, 2005

About the program: If your institution has not yet developed a
systematic preservation program, if it needs to make its current
program more effective, or if you need additional preservation
education, NEDCC and its partners have designed a program just for
you. This series of three sessions is designed to provide systematic
preservation management training to staff from libraries, museums,
historical organizations, archives, and records repositories. This
institute will provide the information needed to prepare, implement,
and maintain an effective preservation program for documents, books,
photographs, and other paper-based materials.

The institute will consist of a combination of lectures,
discussions, and small group exercises. Each week will include
full-day class meetings with lunch and coffee breaks. There will be
some reading and written assignments before and between sessions.
The assignments will be geared toward developing a preservation
program in each participant's institution.

Who Should Attend? This program is designed for librarians,
archivists, curators, and records managers in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon,
and Washington who have (at least) part-time preservation
responsibilities but lack preservation management training. While
the program is especially appropriate for small to mid-sized
institutions, applications from larger academic and/or research
libraries will also be strongly considered.

Instructors: Julie Arnott, SOLINET; Tom Clareson, OCLC; Steve
Dalton, NEDCC; Lori Foley, NEDCC; Gary Menges, University of
Washington; Gayle Palmer, OCLC; Jill Rawnsley, CCAHA; and Shelby
Sanett, Amigos Library Services. In addition, guest speakers will
address special topics.


Week I: Introduction to Preservation, Materials, Environment,
Facilities, and Needs Assessment

Week II: Collections and Treatment Options

Week III: The Digital World, Disaster Planning, and Implementation

Cost: Thanks to the generous support of the Institute of Museum and
Library Services (IMLS), the registration fee for the entire three
weeks of training is only $100. Snack foods will be provided during
morning and afternoon breaks, but all meals, transportation, and
lodging costs are the responsibility of participants.

How to apply: Twenty participants will be selected based on their
applications. Acceptance to this program is not guaranteed.
Applicants should be full-time professional librarians, archivists,
curators, or collections or records managers, who have (at least)
part-time responsibility for preservation of historical or special
collections or of primary research materials, including: books,
paper, photographs, ephemera, maps, or other paper-based or
documentary formats. Preference will be given to applicants whose
institutions demonstrate a commitment to support the participation
of the applicant financially and professionally in developing an
institutional preservation program. Information regarding the
application packet can be found at <URL:>.

The application packet must be received by Wednesday, July 28, 2004.

For more information visit <URL:> or contact
Gary Menges <menges [at] u__washington__edu> at the University of
Washington, or Steve Dalton <dalton [at] nedcc__org> or Lori Foley
<lfoley [at] nedcc__org> at the Northeast Document Conservation Center.

Lori Foley
Field Service Representative
Northeast Document Conservation Center
100 Brickstone Square
Andover, MA  01810-1494
Fax: 978-475-6021

                  Conservation DistList Instance 18:2
                   Distributed: Friday, June 18, 2004
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Received on Thursday, 17 June, 2004

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