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Barclay Ogden receives Banks/Harris Preservation Award

From: Tara Kennedy <tara.d.kennedy<-at->
Date: Monday, February 9, 2009
Banks/Harris Preservation Award to Barclay Ogden

Barclay W. Ogden, Head of the Preservation Department at the
University of California Berkeley Library, is the recipient of the
2009 Paul Banks and Carolyn Harris Preservation Award. The award,
consisting of $1,500 and a citation, sponsored by Preservation
Technologies, L. P., recognizes the contribution of a professional
preservation specialist who has been active in the field of
preservation and/or conservation for library and/or archival

For decades, Ogden has contributed locally, nationally, and
internationally to the promotion of a wide range of library
preservation issues from library binding to digitization, from
disaster preparedness to collection assessment and identifying
preservation priorities. He has led and advised on numerous grant
projects ranging from preservation microfilming projects to
investigating accelerated aging techniques for polyvinyl acetate
adhesive in binding.

One of his major contributions to the field of preservation has been
in disaster planning and assistance. The National Endowment for the
Humanities recognized the California Preservation Program as a model
that could be adapted readily to regional disaster planning. To
respond to this challenge, Barclay co-created the Western States and
Territories Preservation Assistance Service (WESTPAS)
<URL:>. The service recruits preservation experts
throughout the area to serve as trainers and consultants. Thanks to
Ogden's leadership and vision, much-needed emergency response
training is available in 14 Western states and Pacific territories.

Another major accomplishment that should be lauded is Ogden's work
in the development of CALIPR
Developed in 1991, CALIPR was one of the first automated
preservation collection assessment tools for print-based collections
and has been used for years by libraries worldwide. Recently, he
initiated the adaptation of CALIPR for use in assessing vast
collections of audiovisual materials. The Banks/ Harris Preservation
Award honors the memories of Paul Banks and Carolyn Harris, early
leaders in library preservation, and teachers and mentors for many
in the field of preservation and conservation.

The Banks/Harris Award is given each year by the Preservation and
Reformatting Section of the Association for Library Collections and
Technical Services a division of the American Library Association.

Tara D. Kennedy
Preservation Field Services Librarian
Preservation Department
Yale University
Sterling Memorial Library
130 Wall Street
New Haven, CT 06511
Fax: 203-432-9900

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Received on Monday, 9 February, 2009

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