The Abbey Newsletter

Volume 12, Number 8
Dec 1988



Role Seen for Mid-Sized Libraries in Microfilming Program

The role of mid-sized libraries in the nationwide brittle book preservation program will be explored by a committee of the Commission on Preservation and Access, chaired by Paula Kaufman, Dean of Libraries of the University of Tennessee. The reformatting of three million volumes over a three-year period, with funds recently made available through the National Endowment for the Humanities, is based on the concept of a sustained funding commitment to a core group of large research libraries that will form the basic framework of the program. However, because of the diverse and dispersed nature of American research collections, many other libraries with special collections and strengths in a variety of disciplines will be called upon to participate in the program as it develops.

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