Preservation Administration Interest Group (ALCTS PARS - Preservation and Reformatting Section) Community
8:30-8:40: Welcome from PAIG co-chairs and PARS chair
8:40-8:50: Library of Congress Preservation Directorate Update, Mark Sweeney
8:50-9:10: Minimum Digitization Capture Guidelines Task Force, Ian Bogus
9:10-9:45 “Copyright and Preservation: Best Practices, Legislative Proposals, and the Latest Cases” Brandon Butler, Director of Public Policy Initiatives at the Association of Research Libraries
10:00-10:40 Preservation Education Panel
Roger Smith, Director, Digital Library Program and Preservation Unit, UC San Diego Library
Julie Mosbo, Preservation Librarian, Southern Illinois University
Ellen Cunningham-Kruppa, Adjunct Assistant Director, Art Conservation, University of Delaware
10:40-10:50 Preservation Statistics: [Some] Results [Briefly!], Holly Robertson, Preservation Consultant
10:50-11:00 eJournal Preservation at Columbia, Janet Gertz, Director of the Preservation and Digital Conversion Unit, Columbia University Libraries
11:00-11:15 Video at Risk update, Kimberly Tarr, Moving Image Preservation Specialist, New York University Libraries
Preservation Administrators’ Interest Group [PAIG]
ALA Midwinter January 2013
Saturday January 26th / FAIR-Metropole
8:30-8:50am ALCTS PARS Chair Announcements
Jacob Nadal, Brooklyn Historical Society
8:50-9:10am Update from the Library of Congress Preservation Directorate
Jeanne Drewes, Library of Congress
Library of Congress update will include new staffing, plans for preservation week, updates the results of recent research and new offerings on the website.
9:10-9:40 Facsimile Reprints and Reproductions as Preservation Copies
Kathryn Lybarger, University of Kentucky
When brittle books are crumbling on the shelves, it is tempting to replace them with the brand-new print-on-demand reprints and reproductions now offered by many publishers. They look nice on the outside, but are they good enough to really be replacements?
Many facsimile reprints are of high quality and provide all of the content in the original book, but many have unacceptable generational loss. Content may be missing, obscured, or irreparably garbled, and metadata may be missing or worse, misleading. In this presentation, I will describe some issues to watch for when considering recently-published reprints of old books for your collection.
9:40-10:10 “Damage” Control: Noting Condition of Remote Storage Material & the Collection of Record
Dawn Aveline, UCLA
Dawn Aveline reports on the UCLA Library’s recent decision to record the condition of circulating materials selected to be deposited in the UC’s Southern Regional Library Facility. Noting the condition of a book to be preserved may present the potential for preservation decisions to be based not only on scarcity but also on condition. One additional data element, 852 $z, to disclose information at the network level, is examined from the standpoint of workload “cost” and broader community benefit.
10:30-11:00 Video at Risk: Preserving Commercial Video Collections in Research Libraries
Howard Besser, New York University
New York University studies have revealed a significant number of commercially-produced VHS titles distributed to the higher education market are now both out-of-print and held by a small number of institutions, posing an urgent and complex challenge to media collections managers and preservation departments. For the past 2 years the Mellon Foundation has supported NYU's Video At Risk (VAR) project, designed as a practical map for libraries to systematically replace, migrate, and preserve these collections. The session will include an overview of the VAR project, a summary of the project's work on constructing a model RFP for out-sourcing of reformatting, information about the project's Section 108 Guidelines for justifying reformatting, tests quantifying tape deterioration, and the project's strategies for replacement.
11:00-11:10 Preservation Week 2013: What can you do to preserve personal and shared collections?
Miriam Centeno, Johns Hopkins University
This year Preservation Week is expanding with new collaborations, web resources, reaching out to new audiences and launching of the new Dear Donia column, answering preservation questions from the general public. We invite all members of PAIG to take a look at these exciting developments and to help spread the word….REMEMBER- Preservation Week April 21-27.
The meeting of Preservation Administrators Interest Group will include:
Welcome from the PARS Chair
Recap of Preservation Week
IMLS Fellows Presentations
Jan Merrill-Oldham Memorial
IMLS Grant Digitization Data Collection, Jackie Bronicki, University of Michigan
Other announcements and Co-Chair Election
Did you attend this Interest Group meeting? Take our post-conference survey at: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/alctsevents2012
Meeting of the Preservation Administrators Interest Group (PAIG) for program and discussion. Featured speakers:
• Ann Marie Willar, MIT
• Roger Smith, University of California-San Diego - Managing an Efficient Local Book Scanning Workstation
• Annie Peterson, Yale, and Jake Nadal, UCLA - Scarce and Endangered Works: Using Network-level Holdings Data in Preservation Decision Making and Stewardship of the Printed Record
• Julie Mosbo, Southern Illinois University - Preservation Week Update; Poor man’s mold clean-up project
• Various alumni speakers, highlighting the Preservation Management Institute program
Preservation Administrators Interest Group
ALA Annual 2011, New Orleans
June 24, 2011; 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm*
Morial Convention Center, Room 386 - 387
*Please note that the traditional time for PAIG has been changed due to modifications in the overall ALA schedule and this will be the official Annual PAIG time slot for the foreseeable future.
12:00 – 12:15 Welcome, Tara Kennedy, Chair of PARS
12:15 – 12:35 “From Baby Steps to Full Strides: Preservation Week Update,” Jeanne Drewes, Chief Binding and Collections Care Division, Program Manager, Mass Deacidification, Preservation Directorate, Library of Congress
12:35 – 1:00 “A New Tool for Prioritizing Collections for Emergency Plans,” Tara Kennedy, Preservation Field Services Librarian, Yale University Library
1:00 – 1:30 “Validating Quality in Large-Scale Digitization,” Jackie Bronicki, Associate Librarian – IMLS Project Coordinator, University of Michigan
1:30 – 2:00 “Investigating Library and Archives Conservation Education Needs: a Preliminary Study,” Jennifer Hain Teper, Head, Preservation and Conservation Units, University of Illinois Libraries
2:00 – 2:30 Break and Poster Session
2:30 – 3:30 “Library Collections: Results from the Ithaka S+R Library Survey 2010,” Matthew Long, Analyst, and Ross Housewright, Senior Analyst, Ithaka S+R
3:30 – 3:45 Call for Volunteers/Presentation of new PAIG co-chair
3:45 – 4:00 Announcements
“Saving Our Scholarship: Retrospective Dissertation Scanning Project at George A. Smathers Library,” Christine Shorey, Reformatting Technician, and Robert Parker, Binding Unit Head, University of Florida Preservation Department
“Book Preservation,” Gary Frost, Conservator, University of Iowa Libraries
“Environmental Monitoring at the Library of Congress,” Benjamin Bahlmann, Preservation Specialist, Conservation Division, Library of Congress
“Where Steampunk Meets Cyberpunk: Surveying Victorian Publisher Bindings for Large Scale Digitization,” Emily Shaw, Preservation and Conservation Coordinator for Large Scale Digitization, University of Illinois Libraries
PAIG Agenda - San Diego
Hilton San Diego Bayfront (HIL), Sapphire B
Saturday January 8, 2011, 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
8:00 – 8:10 PARS Chair Welcome, Tara Kennedy, Yale University
8:10 – 8:15 New Members Welcome, Emily Holmes, Columbia University
8:15 – 8:30 PARS Website Update, Jianrong Wang, Richard Stockton College of New Jersey
8:30 – 9:00 “Pay Once, Keep Forever: Cost Models for Digital Preservation,” Jacob Nadal, UCLA
9:00 – 9:30 “An Archival Workflow for Preservation Digital Reformatting,” Robert Klingenberger, Johns Hopkins University
9:30 – 10:00 “Linking Internal and External Entropy Data in Library and Archival Storage Environments,” Gary Frost, University
10:00 – 10:30 Break
10:30 – 11:00 “California Preservation, an Update,” Barclay Ogden, UC-Berkeley
11:00 – 11:30 “Models for Library & Archives Conservation Programs,” Michèle Cloonan, Simmons College
11:30 – 11:45 “IMLS Fellowship, an update on the IMLS fellowship program,” Kimberly Peach, George Blood Audio/Video,
and Roberta Pilette, Yale University
11:45 – 12:00 Announcements
NEH Grants for Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections
NEH grants are available to plan and implement preventive conservation projects that prolong the useful life of humanities collections. Cultural institutions are increasingly interested in sustainable preservation strategies, which balance preservation effectiveness, cost, and environmental impact. And a growing body of research suggests that institutions can develop effective, energy-efficient, and environmentally sensitive preservation measures, particularly for managing the environmental conditions under which collections are stored or exhibited. NEH therefore encourages projects that explore and implement sustainable preservation measures that are designed to mitigate the greatest risks to collections rather than to meet prescriptive targets.
The program offers two kinds of awards:
Planning grants up to $40,000
These grants can help institutions identify realistic approaches for mitigating risks to collections; examine passive and low-energy alternatives to conventional energy-intensive systems for managing environmental conditions; and analyze existing climate control systems and the performance characteristics of buildings and building envelopes to develop a plan for improved operation, effectiveness, and energy efficiency.
Implementation grants up to $400,000
These grants can support managing interior relative humidity and temperature by passive methods; installing or re-commissioning heating, ventilating, and air conditioning systems; installing storage systems and rehousing collections; improving security and the protection of collections from fire, flood, and other disasters; and upgrading lighting systems and controls to achieve levels suitable for collections that are energy efficient.
The deadline is November 16, 2010 and the guidelines are on the NEH Web site: http://www.neh.gov/grants/guidelines/SCHC.html U.S. nonprofit museums, libraries, and archives, as well as state and local governmental agencies and tribal governments with humanities collections are eligible to apply.
Please contact the division for more information by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 202-606-8570.