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IMLS Conservation Bookshelf

From: Jeannine Mjoseth <jmjoseth<-a>
Date: Tuesday, February 19, 2008
851 Museums, libraries, and archives selected to receive IMLS
Connecting to Collections Bookshelf (see below for application

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851 museums, libraries, and archives, representing every state, the
District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico, have been selected to receive
the IMLS Connecting to Collections Bookshelf. The contents of the
bookshelf were selected by a blue ribbon panel of conservation
experts; it includes an essential set of books, online resources,
and a user's guide that can profoundly impact the ability of small
libraries and museums to care for their collections.

For the list of recipients, see


Among the 851 institutional recipients, 236 are libraries or
archives and 615 are museums. Most of the recipients have small
budgets and staffs and have demonstrated an urgent need for this
permanent resource. History museums, historic houses, and academic
libraries with special collections are especially well represented
among the recipients. Thirty zoos, aquaria, botanical gardens, and
nature centers are also represented.

The IMLS Bookshelf focuses on collections typically found in art or
history museums and in libraries' special collections, with an added
selection of texts for living collections. It addresses topics
including the philosophy and ethics of collecting, collections
management and planning, emergency preparedness, and culturally
specific conservation issues. Among the publications selected were
The National Trust Manual of Housekeeping (published by the British
National Trust in 2005), the Field Guide to Emergency Response
(published by Heritage Preservation in 2006), and Essentials of
Conservation Biology (published by Primack in 2006).

The last application period for the IMLS Bookshelf is March 1 -
April 30, 2008, with recipients announced in July 2008.
Instructions, qualifications, and the content of the IMLS Bookshelf,
along with the online application form, can be found at
<URL:>. Applicants may begin applying
on March 1, 2008.

Priority will be given to smaller institutions, but large museums
and libraries with special collections are also eligible to apply.
Federally-operated institutions, for-profit institutions, and
libraries that do not hold special collections are not eligible to
receive the IMLS Bookshelf. For more information, please contact

    Terry Jackson
    jackson<-a t->aaslh< . >org

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