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Subject: Steven Puglia receives IS&T image permanence award

Steven Puglia receives IS&T image permanence award

From: Douglas W. Nishimura <dwnpph<-at->
Date: Monday, April 20, 2009
The 2009 Recipient of the HP Image Permanence Award given by IS&T,
the Society for Imaging Science and Technology, and IIC, the
International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic
Works, is Steven Puglia.

in 2006, the HP Image Permanence Award recognizes advances in
colorant and print media materials that significantly increase
permanence; advances in predictive science that increase the
validity of permanence predictions or provide insight into optimal
storage and usage conditions; and/or educational efforts that raise
awareness of the effect of storage and usage conditions on

The award committee consists of representatives from both IS&T and

The form of the Award is a clock with engraved plaque and a cash
prize, both provided by Hewlett-Packard Company.

Steve has been involved with preservation from early in his career.
He wrote a paper called A Short Guide to Nitrate Negatives: History,
Care, and Duplication in 1986 while he was working at the Northeast
Document Conservation Center (NEDCC). His work continued at the
National Archives and Records Administration in Washington where he
was dealing with everything from microfilming to standards for
negative duplication and storage of photographs. Outside of NARA he
chaired the ISO task group three responsible for test methods and
specifications for traditional color photographic materials and
newer non-silver halide printing materials (digital prints). His
duties have now moved on to dealing more with digital files rather
than physical objects, but his past contributions are worthy of

Congratulations, Steve,

Douglas Nishimura
Image Permanence Institute
Rochester Institute of Technology

                  Conservation DistList Instance 22:61
                  Distributed: Friday, April 24, 2009
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Received on Monday, 20 April, 2009

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