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Preservation Issues in Small to Mid-Sized Libraries Discussion Group

From: Jeanann Croft <jeanann+<-a>
Date: Friday, June 10, 2005
"Are Duplicate Copies the Double Edged Sword for Last Copy
ALA Annual, Chicago June 2005

The ALA Mid-Winter Meeting for the PARS Preservation Issues in Small
to Mid-Sized Libraries Discussion Group will be held at the Palmer
House Hilton Hotel in the Salon I meeting room on Sunday, June 26,
2005 from 8:30am-11am.

Following a very stimulating and well-received discussion at ALA
Mid-Winter in Boston, it became apparent that the conversation on
last copy repositories needed to be continued and debated in the
field as many questions, suggestions and concerns surfaced during
the last panel discussion and it seemed important and valuable to
continue the dialogue in Chicago.  There is still much to learn,
exchange and debate about in this changing arena and it is hoped
that you will be able to join and participate in another panel
discussion on this important topic given by professionals who will
discuss their day to day experiences, insights and challenges at
their particular repository.

Even though the chances for the long-term preservation are greater
when multiple copies are retained, it is important to realize that
not everything can nor should be saved.  Funding limitations, space
issues, and opportunities for enhanced digital access all provide a
rationale to only preserve a single last copy.  This panel will
discuss how various institutions reconcile these differences between
duplicate copies and last copies and the successes and challenges in
implementing different policies for repositories.

The panel will feature:

    Perspective on Paper Repository
    Melissa Trevvett
    Vice President and Director of Programs and Services
    The Center for Research Libraries

    Perspective on Electronic Repository
    John Kiplinger
    Director of Production

    Perspective on Consortium Repository
    Lizanne Payne
    Executive Director
    Washington Research Library Consortium

    Perspective on Cultural Heritage Repository
    Nancy Davenport
    Council on Library and Information Resources


    Jean Ann Croft
    Preservation Department
    University of Pittsburg
    jeanann<-a t->pitt< . >edu

    Atalanta Grant-Suttie
    ATLIS Preservation Contract
    National Library of Medicine
    pinewood<-a t->earthlink< . >net (home)

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