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Subject: Request for proposals--Historical Archive Restoration Project (HARP)

Request for proposals--Historical Archive Restoration Project (HARP)

From: Jonathan Rhys-Lewis <jonathan.rhys-lewis<-at->
Date: Wednesday, January 7, 2009
The following is posted on behalf of John McDonough
<john.mcdonough<-at->oireachtas<.>ie> , Head of Collections in the
Oireachtas Library and Research Service.

Over the past few months we have been preparing to initiate a
comprehensive collections project (called HARP - Historical Archives
Restoration Project) to start in 2009.

Preliminary work was undertaken in November 2008 by specialised
consultants to assess the collections and draft a Preservation,
Appraisal and Cataloguing Report.

Phase 1, (known as HARP-C) is concerned with cleaning, cataloguing
and conserving the collections.  Phase 2 of the project (known as
HARP-D)  is tasked with the digitisation of select elements from the
collections for preservation and accessibility reasons. Whilst the
two phases are distinct projects subject to separate tender bids and
requiring contractors with different skills and expertise, the
approach to implementing Phase 1 methodology will include
identification and preparation of digitisation candidates within the

I am sending you notice that the RFT for HARP-C has been published
on the eTenders website and may be accessed at


Please note that completed tenders must be returned by Jan 29, 2009
and the Office will facilitate site visits in early January 2009 to
assist in accurately scoping a response to this call.

As detailed in the RFT, specific queries may be addressed to myself
and answers will be circulated to all parties who complete the
expression of interest on the eTenders website.

Jonathan Rhys-Lewis
Consultant in Preservation and Collections Management
161 Maldon Road
Essex CO3 3BL
+44 1206 515498 (phone/fax)
Mobile: +44780 833 2539

                  Conservation DistList Instance 22:38
                Distributed: Saturday, January 10, 2009
                       Message Id: cdl-22-38-017
Received on Wednesday, 7 January, 2009

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