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Exposition on book conservation

From: Kristin Alana Baum <kristin-baum<-a>
Date: Monday, January 10, 2005
You are invited to an exposition on

    The Changing Book:
    Transitions in Design, Production, and
    The University of Iowa Libraries, Iowa City, Iowa
    July 22-25, 2005

The book as we know it is ever-changing, in its physical structure
and in its interaction with the reader. While the book remains
steady in its role as a conveyor of knowledge, it undergoes changes
in its structure and physical composition, as well as how it is
conceptually perceived in the context of other information media.
All of these changes influence how the book is designed, produced,
used and preserved.

The University of Iowa Libraries is pleased to offer an exposition
celebrating the legacy and future of book conservation within the
context of the evolving book. The Changing Book exposition will
explore how perceptions of the traditional book are changing and how
the field of conservation is responding to these changes. The
exposition will provide perspective on the continuing role and
preservation of the paper book, illustrate trends in print book
production, suggest prospects for those beginning their careers and
examine visions for the future of book.

Speakers and panelists for The Changing Book program will include a
variety of innovative book specialists, educators, and conservators
such as: Mary Lynn Ritzenthaler, John Dean, Mark Andersson, Michael
Bierut, Jim Canary, Jeanne Drewes, Anna Embree, Don Etherington,
Katherine Hayles, Chela Metzger, Bill Minter, Paul Parisi, Roberta
Pilette, and Pam Spitzmueller.

The event will also include four book exhibitions, banquet, picnic,
tours and a "tent show" exposition which will feature technical
demonstrations, vendors, and informative poster sessions. The
exposition will offer an informal and lively ambience for
discussion, entertainment and inspiration, much in the spirit of a
county fair.

We encourage all who are interested and dedicated to the traditional
book to join in the event. Book conservators, bookbinders,
preservation educators, researchers, specialists, and students in
library science, book studies, and book craft should find The
Changing Book exposition highly relevant and worthwhile. The event
is organized and sponsored by the University of Iowa Libraries.
Co-sponsors of the event are L B S Archival Products and
Preservation Technologies, L.P. and the University of Iowa Center
for the Book.

Registration fees:
    On or before June 20, 2005:     $190 ($90 student)
    After June 20, 2005:            $260 ($175 student)

The registration fee includes conference materials, receptions,
Saturday and Sunday continental breakfast, morning and afternoon
breaks, Saturday lunch, Banquet, and Sunday picnic. A reduced
registration rate is available to students and those who register
prior to June 20, 2005. Advanced registration is encouraged.
Registration may be completed online, by mail, or Fax: . Visit our
registration page to access our registration form or to register


Registered participants are invited to submit proposals to present
in the tent show exhibition. Presentations include poster sessions,
vendor tables, and technical demonstrations.  Tent Show applications
are available at


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For more information, including online registration, please visit

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