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Lecture on preservation science

From: Carole Zimmermann <czim>
Date: Monday, July 2, 2007
A Public Trust at Risk: Findings of the Heritage Health Index
Kristen Laise
Vice-president, Collections Care Programs, Heritage Preservation

Mumford Room
Madison Building
6th floor, Library of Congress
101 Independence Avenue SE
Washington DC 20540
Monday, July 16, 2007

The Preservation Directorate of the Library of Congress would like
to invite you to the next lecture in its series on Topics in
Preservation Science (TOPS).

This talk will describe The Heritage Health Index, published in
2005, which was the first survey to assess the condition of U.S.
collections held by institutions, large and small, from
internationally renowned art museums and research libraries to local
historical societies and archives. Heritage Preservation, the
country's leading conservation advocate, conducted the study in
partnership with the Institute of Museum and Library Services. The
survey was developed with the input of 35 national associations and
federal agencies, including the staff of the Library of Congress. To
date, 25,000 copies of A Public Trust at Risk: The Heritage Health
Index Report on the State of America's Collections have been
distributed, and the data has received national and international
press attention. This talk will outline the major findings and data
pertaining to library materials to help inform the Library of
Congress's internal studies of the condition and preservation needs
of its collection

The Topics in Preservation Science lectures are free and open to the
public. For more information about this series, which is continually
expanded and updated, see


Carole Zimmermann
Education and Training Specialist
Preservation Research and Testing Division
Library of Congress
101 Independence Ave., SE
Washington, DC  20540 4560
Fax: 202-707-1525

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