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Brittle Book Strategies for the 21st Century

When: 
Sunday, June 24, 2012
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm

Timezone:
US/Pacific (-7)

The brittle program landscape has changed with the growing acceptance of digital surrogates as replacements for the printed book and the increasing scarcity of microfilming programs. Different options are available to Preservation Librarians managing brittle book programs today than were available ten years ago. This panel discussion will facilitate the discussion of best practices, workflow tools, and decision making criteria used by Preservation Librarians at academic institutions.

Special thanks to HathiTrust for sponsoring this ALCTS program.

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Kimberly Peach's picture

"Brittle Books Strategies for the 21st Century" has been rescheduled to Sunday, June 24th 4-5:30 in ACC 208B.

Please note that this change from printed program.

Kimberly Peach

Program, Planning and Publications Committee, Chair

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Dear all,

Here are slides from the Brittle Book Strategies for the 21st Century program presented at ALA Annual 2012.

"The Changing Face of the Preservation Reformatting of  Brittle Materials at Columbia University Libraries", presented by Emily Holmes, Assistant Director for Preservation Reformatting and Metadata, Columbia University Library: a discussion of how the long-established preservation reformatting program at Columbia University has adapted to include digitization within its brittle book program.

"Brittle Books in the 21st Century at UVA and Beyond", presented by Kara McClurken, Head, Preservation Services, University of Virginia Libraries:  survey results of how various institutions address the problem of heavily damaged materials in their collections and a discussion of the development of the relatively young Brittle Books program at UVA.

Thank you,

Kimberly Peach

Kimberly Peach

Program, Planning and Publications Committee, Chair