Volume 10, Number 1, Jan. 1988, p.9

Los Angeles Preservation Network


The Los Angeles Preservation Network (LAPNet) was organized in January 1987 to meet some of the preservation needs of librarians, archivists, conservators, and records managers working in Los Angeles city and county. Its affairs are managed by a Steering Committee of ten to fifteen members drawn from libraries and other record repositories in the LA area. The Committee will try to involve a wide range of interested professionals in the activities of the network by inviting them to serve on subcommittees and task forces and to participate in workshops and seminars.

LAPNet aims to foster the development of cooperative preservation programs among all the libraries in LA, irrespective of their size or type, and to serve as a forum of information exchange between librarians and others concerned with preservation and conservation. It will achieve this by organizing workshops and seminars, with presentations by local librarians and conservators with appropriate expertise and by experts from outside LA, and by preparing and disseminating bibliographies on preservation and conservation.

Disaster preparedness and collection salvage are among LAPNet's chief concerns. To encourage and assist librarians in the development of their disaster and collection salvage plans, we shall prepare lists of preservation and disaster services, supplies and suppliers, and resource persons. These lists will be available on request.

As its first contribution LAPNet is offering a Library Emergency Vendor List. Compiled by the Los Angeles Public Library and Los Angeles City Purchasing Office staff following the fire of April 29, 1986, the list is arranged by products and services, and it includes company names, addresses and contact persons, when known, day-time telephone numbers, and evening and weekend telephone numbers, if available.

If you would like to receive a copy, please send a self-addressed standard business envelope bearing a 22-cent stamp to either of the following:

Christopher Coleman
Preservation Librarian UCLA
Library Administrative Office
University Research Library 11334
405 Hilgard Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90024-1575


Gretchen Karl
Collection Maintenance Librarian
The Getty Center Library
401 Wilshire Boulevard Santa Monica, CA 90401-1455

If you would like to be placed on a mailing list or wish to know more about LAPNet, the Library Emergency Vendor List, and forthcoming events planned by the Network, contact Gretchen (213) 458-9911 or Christopher (213) 206-3298.

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