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Preservation Administrators Interest Group

When: 
Saturday, June 28, 2014
8:30 am to 11:30 am, US/Pacific

Update from NYU, Buffalo State College, and the U. of Delaware on Library and Archives Conservation Education: Graduates and Curriculum Revisions
Ellen Cunningham-Kruppa, U. of Delaware
Library of Congress Preservation Update
Adrija Henley, Library of Congress
Collaborative Preservation, the UC/PLCH model
Holly Prochaska
Beginning in January of 2012, the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County (PLCH) and U. of Cincinnati Libraries (UCL) began a long-term collaboration to provide conservation and preservation treatments in an equally-managed, staffed, and equipped preservation lab situated on the U. of Cincinnati’s main campus.
Research on Mechanical System Shutdowns in Library Storage Areas
Jeremy Linden
Discuss methodologies and final results of a four-year experiment into the use of mechanical system shutdowns as a method to achieve significant reductions in energy use in library environments without compromising the preservation quality of collections environments. Research has shown that environmental conditions (temperature and relative humidity) are the most significant factors that impact the lifespan of cultural materials held by institutions. Mechanical systems in library environments are designed to run continuously in order to maintain the desired environmental conditions, resulting in high cost monetarily and in energy consumption. Altering these conditions through changes in HVAC operating schedules is a risk many institutions have been hesitant to take.

This four-year experiment was federally funded by the IMLS, and conducted by the Image Permanence Institute (IPI) at the Rochester Institute of Technology and their partner Peter Herzog, principal of Herzog/Wheeler & Associates. The experimental partners for the research were the Birmingham (AL) Public Library, Cornell, the New York Public Library, the UCLA, and Yale.

Announcements
Kimberly Tarr,New York U., will highlight a new publication, Digitizing Video for Long-term Preservation: An RFP Guide and Template, which was developed as part of the Mellon-funded Video At Risk project
Audience members may line up to give other announcements.
Preservation Statistics updates
Annie Peterson, Tulane
PARS and ALCTS updates
Becky Ryder, PARS Chair
Preservation Debates
Topic 1: The next generation of preservation librarians does not need training in caring for analog objects.
Affirmative: Howard Besser, New York U. and Dawn Aveline, UCLA
Negative: Emily Shaw, U. of Iowa and Jacob Nadal, ReCAP
Topic 2: As libraries emphasize digital collections, the traditional role of the preservation administrator becomes obsolete.
Affirmative: Jeanne Drewes, Library of Congress and Katie Risseeuw, Northwestern U.
Negative: Julie Mosbo, Texas A&M and Tom Clareson, LYRASIS

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