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Lecture on preservation science

From: Dianne L. van der Reyden <dvan>
Date: Tuesday, July 10, 2007
"A Public Trust at Risk: Findings of the Heritage Health Index"
Kristen Overbeck Laise
Mumford Room
Madison Building 6th floor
Library of Congress
101 Independence Avenue SE
Washington DC 20540
Monday, July 16, 2007, 1-3pm

The Preservation Directorate of the Library of Congress invites you
to attend the 28th lecture in its series on "Topics in Preservation
Science (TOPS)," Monday, July 16, 2007, 1 3pm

Kristen Overbeck Laise, Vice President, Collections Care Programs,
Heritage Preservation, Washington, D.C., will present a lecture on
"A Public Trust at Risk: Findings of the Heritage Health Index."

The Heritage Health Index Survey, published in 2005, 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.  The survey was undertaken and analyzed in 2004 2005,
capturing a snapshot of the nation's collections, their condition
and their preservation needs, shortly before Hurricanes Katrina and
Rita struck.

Ms. Laise will discuss the implication of the HHI survey results for
the full scope of library materials, ranging from traditional books,
maps and manuscripts, to audiovisual film and sound recordings, to
digital CDs and DVDs.

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


Dianne van der Reyden
Director, Preservation Directorate
Library of Congress
Washington DC

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Received on Tuesday, 10 July, 2007

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