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Preservation Administrators Interest Group (PAIG) Meeting Agenda

ALA Annual 2015

Saturday, June 27th, 8:30-11:30am

Hotel: Hotel Nikko

Room: Monterey

 

PAIG ANNUAL 2014 AGENDA

June 28th, 2014 8:30-11:30am

Champagne 1, Paris Las Vegas

8:30-8:40 “Update from NYU, Buffalo State College, and the University of Delaware on Library and Archives Conservation Education: Graduates and Curriculum Revisions”

Ellen Cunningham-Kruppa, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Art Conservation, University of Delaware

8:40-8:50 Library of Congress Preservation Update

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Event Preservation Administrators Interest Group

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Mon, Jun 8, 2015 at 11:31 am

The session will feature speakers on a range of topics related to preservation.

Discussion PAIG Annual Agenda 2015

by Scott Reinke on Thu, May 21, 2015 at 08:47 pm

Preservation Administrators Interest Group (PAIG) Meeting Agenda

ALA Annual 2015

Saturday, June 27th, 8:30-11:30am

Hotel: Hotel Nikko

Room: Monterey

 

Preservation Administrators Interest Group (PAIG) Meeting Agenda

ALA Annual 2015

Saturday, June 27th, 8:30-11:30am

Hotel: Hotel Nikko

Room: Monterey

 

  • 8:30 – 8:35 – Kara McClurken - PARS Chair - Head, Preservation Services, University of Virginia – Welcome/Updates
  • 8:35 – 8:50 - Jeanne Drewes - Chief of Binding and Collections Care in the Preservation Directorate at the Library of Congress in the United States – Update from the Library of Congress
  • 8:50 – 9:00 - Ellen Cunningham-Kruppa - Adjunct Asst. Professor, Art Conservation, University of Delaware - Educating library/archives conservators in the three art conservation programs.
  • 9:00 – 9:05 - Laura McCann – PAIG Co-chair - Conservation Librarian, New York University - Heritage Preservation Programs Transition to FAIC (To learn more about the disposition of Heritage Preservation’s programs visit the websites of Heritage Preservation or FAIC.)
  • 9:05 – 9:20 - Michael Foley,Manager, UC Library Bindery

Title: Librarians and Bookbinders; working collaboratively for the better preservation of books.

Abstract: This presentation addresses the need for better collaboration between librarians and bookbinders and offers solutions aimed to foster innovation in library bookbinding that will enhance print collection preservation. Downward trends of binding orders with fewer bookbinders servicing libraries characterize the current state of decline. High barriers to entry and low profit margins dissuade newcomers from initiating business with libraries. Innovation and product development is stagnant.  The University of California Library Bindery’s model for collaboration, process change, and use of common software could invigorate the library binding industry and secure a more sustainable model for the preservation of library print collections.

Bio: Michael Foley is the manager for the University of California Library Bindery and past board member for the Library Binding Institute. He has over 30 years of experience supervising bookbinding operations. Mr. Foley holds a MBA and Certificate in Accounting. He enjoys playing music and time with his family.

  • 9:20 – 9:40 - Barclay Ogden, Director for Preservation, UC Berkeley Library & Mark Roosa, Dean of Libraries, Pepperdine University

Title: Making a Difference: Building Skills for 21st Century Library Preservation

Abstract: Preservation programs are well established in a significant number of academic and research libraries across the country. The professionals in these programs are responsible for providing sustained access to scholarly materials needed for study, research and teaching. The prudent management of the life cycle of physical materials that has resulted from work carried out in these programs has in large part enabled libraries to move analog collections into the digital age.

With the emergence of digital preservation concerns, the preservation profession faces the challenge of how best to integrate and extend the time-honored practices of conservation and preservation into the digital realm which by its nature necessarily engages an expanded array of stakeholders, including information technology specialists. While this emergent digital preservation stakeholder community has collectively embraced the critical importance of addressing the challenge of providing sustained access to digital materials, it is unclear at an operational level the extent to which preservation professionals in academic and research libraries today are participating in conversations concerning development of digital preservation strategy, policies, and procedures, and in day-to-day management of preserving digital content.

In 2015, preservation professionals interested in this topic were surveyed about the extent of their interest and participation in digital preservation work in their institutions. The results of this survey will be presented and discussed.

Bio: Mark S. Roosa is Dean of Libraries at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California where he directs libraries on the Malibu campus and throughout the Los Angeles area. Prior to joining Pepperdine, Mr. Roosa was Director for Preservation at the Library of Congress in Washington, DC, where he was responsible for the activities of the Preservation Directorate’s five divisions and two special programs which together provided care for more than 128 million items in a myriad of formats. Prior to moving to Washington, Mr. Roosa served as Chief Conservation Officer at The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens in San Marino, California where he directed a program to care for an extensive collection of rare books, manuscripts, photographs and works on paper pertaining to American History and Literature, Western Americana and the History of Science. Before joining the Huntington, Mr. Roosa was Preservation Officer at the University of Delaware Library. During that time he co-authored, Preservation Program Models: a Study Project and Report for the Association for Research Libraries.

Bio: Barclay Ogden is Director for Library Preservation at UC Berkeley, with responsibility for development and management of the Library's preservation program. Barclay also serves as a coordinator for four grant-funded statewide and regional preservation programs: the California Preservation Program, the California Audiovisual Preservation Project, the California Digitization Service Hub, and the Western States and Territories Preservation Assistance Service (13 Western and Pacific states and territories). Two of Barclay’s current professional interests are developing applications of risk management principles for preservation decision-making in the cultural heritage community, and developing collaborative programs to help preserve heritage collections in smaller cultural heritage institutions throughout the West and the Pacific.

  • 9:40-9:55 – Discussion
  • 9:55 – 10:05 – Break
  • 10:05 – 10:20 - Maria P. LaCalle, Web Archivist, Partner Services Internet Archive

Title: Archiving and preserving web based content

Abstract: This talk will explore case studies of a diverse set of institutions with web archiving programs. She will touch on some of the technologies behind web archiving, implications for digital preservation and new developments in utilizing web archives for research.

Bio: Maria LaCalle is a Web Archivist at the Internet Archive where she works with partner institutions creating collections of archived web content.

  • 10:20 – 10:35 - Kate Contakos, Conservator, University of Austin at Texas, The Harry Ransom Center

Title: Surveying the Pforzheimer Collection at the Harry Ransom Center

Abstract: This talk will present the design and early findings of a survey being performed on the Carl H. Pforzheimer Library at Harry Ransom Center at The University of Texas at Austin. The library contains 1,100 bound items and 2,000 manuscripts of Early English Literature, from 1475-1700. The survey is both broad and deep, serving as a conservation needs assessment as well as a collaborative effort between conservation, technical services, and curatorial staff to improve the access to a significant collection.

Bio: In January 2015, Kate Contakos began working in the Conservation Department at the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin, where she is conducting a conservation assessment survey of the Carl H. Pforzheimer Library, one of the HRC’s most important book collections, and collaborating on the department’s strategic initiatives.  Prior to the HRC, Kate served as the Head of the Preservation & Conservation Department at Stanford University Libraries and worked in the Department of Special Collections at University College London, the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Yale, and Bobst Library at New York University.

  • 10:35 – 10:55 – Annie Peterson, Preservation Librarian, Tulane University

Title: Planning for Collaborative Preservation in New Orleans

Abstract: In 2014 Tulane University received an IMLS National Leadership Grant to coordinate strategic planning for establishing collaborative preservation services to serve New Orleans area cultural heritage institutions. The project was initiated in response to a lack of collections care staff within institutions that maintain collections of great local and national significance, all located in an area with extensive collections care needs, such as controlling the environment and preparing for and responding to disasters. A team of nine representatives from libraries, archives, and museums was assembled to investigate needs and opportunities for collaboration, and this presentation will outline the planning process and outcomes of the project so far.

Bio: Annie Peterson is the Preservation Librarian at Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, Tulane University, a position she has held since July 2012. She is the chair-elect of the Preservation and Reformatting Section and a coordinator of the annual Preservation Statistics Survey.

  • 10:55-11:25 - Discussion
  • 11:25 – 11:30 – Announcements

 

Questions or comments. Please contact PAIG Co-chairs Laura McCann, laura.mccann@nyu.edu and/or Scott Reinke, reinke@ptlp.com(Please note that my email has changed.)

 

 

Laura McCann

Conservation Librarian

Barbara Goldsmith Preservation and Conservation Department

New York University Libraries

 

 

Scott David Reinke

Director of Preservation Programs

Preservation Technologies, L.P.

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Event Preservation Administrators Interest Group (PAIG)

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Mon, Jan 26, 2015 at 02:44 pm

The agenda for the session includes updates, presentations, and announcements. Updates will relate to the Library of Congress and Preservation Statistics.

The agenda for the session includes updates, presentations, and announcements. Updates will relate to the Library of Congress and Preservation Statistics. The session will feature speakers on the following topics related to preservation: PSAP: Promoting Preservation and Conservation through Self-Assessment; Arabic Manuscripts at Northwestern: Conservation, Research, and the Changing Role of Preservation Services; E-journal Preservation; Choosing and Implementing Metadata Standards for Specialized Material Types; Scientific Data: A Needs Assessment Journey; and Terrorism and Its Potential Impact on Academic Libraries. The meeting will conclude with announcements.

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Discussion PAIG Midwinter Agenda 2015

by Scott Reinke on Fri, Jan 16, 2015 at 01:25 pm

Preservation Administrators Interest Group Meeting Agenda

ALA Midwinter 2015

Saturday, January 31st, 8:30-11:30am

McCormick Place West W180

 

8:30 – 8:35 – Welcome

 

8:35 – 8:50 - Jeanne Drewes - Chief of Binding and Collections Care in the Preservation Directorate at the Library of Congress in the United States – Update from the Library of Congress

 

Preservation Administrators Interest Group Meeting Agenda

ALA Midwinter 2015

Saturday, January 31st, 8:30-11:30am

McCormick Place West W180

 

8:30 – 8:35 – Welcome

 

8:35 – 8:50 - Jeanne Drewes - Chief of Binding and Collections Care in the Preservation Directorate at the Library of Congress in the United States – Update from the Library of Congress

 

8:50 – 9:00 - Annie Peterson - Preservation Librarian at Tulane  University – Update on Preservation Statistics

 

9:00 – 9:25 - Amanda Eisemann

Title: PSAP: Promoting Preservation and Conservation through Self-Assessment

Abstract: The Preservation Self-Assessment Program (PSAP) is a free, open source web application designed to guide collection managers, curators, and volunteers of smaller cultural heritage institutions through the process of identifying and assessing the preservation needs of their collections.  The PSAP permits assessment of a wide range of common A/V, photographic, paper, and book formats at the item-level and the collection level.  It automatically generates reports as CSV and PDF files, and it provides basic descriptive metadata in EAD and DC.  Although it is chiefly an assessment tool, the PSAP also functions as both a supplemental guide and an educational resource for non-specialists with an interest in material conservation and preservation. 

 

9:25 – 9:50 - Scott W Devine &  Tonia Effie Grafakos

Title: Arabic Manuscripts at Northwestern: Conservation, Research, and the Changing Role of Preservation Services

Abstract: The ‘Umar Falke Collection is the largest of the four Arabic manuscript collections held by the Herskovits Library of African Studies and consists of over 3,000 19th and early 20th century manuscripts. The uniqueness of the Falke Collection, coupled with growing scholarly interest in the intellectual history of West Africa, make it a prime candidate for scholarly research and digitization. This presentation will summarize materials analysis research which grew out of a multi-year preservation needs assessment survey. A pilot project designed to address conservation and digitization issues will also be discussed. Ongoing work to learn more about the collection has involved collaboration with Northwestern faculty and research scientists and provides a case study for the evolving role of conservation research in the preservation of library collections.

 

9:50 – 10:00 - Break

 

10:00 – 10:20 - Janet Gertz

Title: E-journal Preservation

Abstract: Discussion of definitions of different levels of e-journal preservation and updates on the Cornell/Columbia Project.

 

10:20 – 10:40 - Peggy Griesinger

Title: Choosing and Implementing Metadata Standards for Specialized Material Types

Abstract: This talk will detail efforts by the Museum of Modern Art’s Media Conservation Department to reevaluate current institutional documentation practices for recording information about the museum’s time-based media collection. In particular, this presentation will examine the process of researching and evaluating existing metadata standards to fulfill a specific institutional need, and implementing those standards within an existing digital repository framework. It will also examine potential uses for this type of information both inside and outside of MoMA. This project is part of the National Digital Stewardship Residency of New York.

 

10:40 – 11:00 - Vicky Steeves

Title: Scientific Data: A Needs Assessment Journey

Abstract: Scientific data, being increasingly digital and complex in nature, has exponential storage and management needs. As a part of my National Digital Stewardship Residency, I have conducted a needs assessment surveys for scientific datasets aimed to look at storage, management, and preservation needs. In this session, I will discuss the development of that survey and the primary results from interviewing 50+ AMNH scientists. This will segue into an explanation of the results and identified institutional needs. The majority of this presentation will be a discussion of my preliminary findings on emerging technology that can be used to answer concerns surrounding the management and digital preservation of these scientific data.

 

11:00 – 11:25 - Robert Schnare

Title:  Terrorism and Its Potential Impact on Academic Libraries

Abstract: The intent of this paper is to inform academic libraries of the potentials facing them from Terrorism both Domestic and Foreign.   It will discuss steps that can be taken to heighten awareness of this problem; steps that can be taken to try and safeguard the building, the patrons and the library staff.   It will also discuss measures to try and cope with the problem before and after incidents. Two factors are critical to academic libraries in dealing with Terrorism.   The academic libraries cannot act and must not act alone.  The academic administrations must develop plans to cope with Terrorism on the institutions, especially the academic libraries.  Terrorism Plans must also go beyond the confines of the institutions.   The second factor is the academic libraries must develop their Terrorism Plans to dovetail with their Disaster Plans.   At some point if a Terrorism incident occurs, it may move beyond Terrorism to Disaster Recovery.

 

11:25 – 11:30 - Announcements

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Event Preservation Administrators Interest Group

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Fri, Jun 20, 2014 at 07:37 pm

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

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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Discussion PAIG Agenda Annual 2014

by Annie Peterson on Mon, Jun 2, 2014 at 01:50 pm

PAIG ANNUAL 2014 AGENDA

June 28th, 2014 8:30-11:30am

Champagne 1, Paris Las Vegas

8:30-8:40 “Update from NYU, Buffalo State College, and the University of Delaware on Library and Archives Conservation Education: Graduates and Curriculum Revisions”

Ellen Cunningham-Kruppa, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Art Conservation, University of Delaware

8:40-8:50 Library of Congress Preservation Update

PAIG ANNUAL 2014 AGENDA

June 28th, 2014 8:30-11:30am

Champagne 1, Paris Las Vegas

8:30-8:40 “Update from NYU, Buffalo State College, and the University of Delaware on Library and Archives Conservation Education: Graduates and Curriculum Revisions”

Ellen Cunningham-Kruppa, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Art Conservation, University of Delaware

8:40-8:50 Library of Congress Preservation Update

Adrija Henley, Chief, Preservation Reformatting Division, Preservation Directorate, Library of Congress

8:50-9:15 “Collaborative Preservation, the UC/PLCH model”

Holly Prochaska, Head, Preservation Services and Lab  (Associate Senior Librarian)

Beginning in January of 2012, the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County (PLCH) and University 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 University of Cincinnati’s main campus.  Learn why we chose this route, what we have learned in our 2 years of operation, and where we hope to go from here.  

9:15-9:40 “Research on Mechanical System Shutdowns in Library Storage Areas”

Jeremy Linden, Senior Preservation Environment Specialist

This session will discuss the 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 therefore frequently designed to run continuously in order to maintain the desired environmental conditions, often resulting in a high cost both monetarily and in energy consumption.  Altering these conditions through changes in HVAC operating schedules is a risk many institutions have been hesitant to take.  

The findings of the research show that the impact of shutdowns varies depending a number of factors, including geographic location and building structure, but that at each experimental site a shutdown routine was found that could successfully reduced energy consumption – sometimes by as much as 40% ­– without sacrificing the quality of the preservation environment.  In addition the research identified practices that informed a number of related subsidiary questions, including how to identify good candidate spaces for shutdowns, identifying the tools and methodology necessary for energy and preservation environment analysis, and the efficacy of various process management models.  In addition to the final findings in both preservation and energy impact, this session will also discuss some of the unexpected lessons learned during the process as well as some beneficial side effects of the research and energy analysis at several of the institutions.

This four-year experiment was federally funded by the Institute for Museum and Library Services, and conducted by the Image Permanence Institute (IPI) at the Rochester Institute of Technology and their partner Peter Herzog, principal of Herzog/Wheeler & Associates, a Minnesota-based energy consulting firm.  The experimental partners for the research were the Birmingham (AL) Public Library, Cornell University, the New York Public Library, the University of California, Los Angeles, and Yale University.

9:40-9:50 Announcements

Kimberly Tarr, Head of the Media Preservation Unit at New York University Libraries, 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.

9:50-10:00 Break

10:00-10:10 Preservation Statistics updates

Annie Peterson, Preservation Librarian, Tulane University

10:10-10:30: PARS and ALCTS updates

Becky Ryder, Director, Keeneland Library

10:30-11:30 Preservation Debates

Four fearless preservation professionals will debate two controversial topics in preservation. The Oxford-style debates will allow time for audience questions, so come prepared with your opinions on the topics below.

Topic 1: The next generation of preservation librarians does not need training in caring for analog objects.

Affirmative:

Howard Besser, Director, Moving Image Archiving and Preservation, New York University

Dawn Aveline, Preservation Officer, UCLA Library

Negative:

Emily Shaw, Digital Preservation Librarian, University of  Iowa Libraries

Jacob Nadal, Executive Director, ReCAP

Topic 2: As libraries emphasize digital collections, the traditional role of the preservation administrator becomes obsolete.

Affirmative:

Jeanne Drewes, Chief of Binding and Collections Conservation/Deacidification Program, Library of Congress

Katie Risseeuw, Preservation Librarian, Northwestern University Library

Negative:  

Julie Mosbo, William and Susan Ouren Preservation Librarian at Texas A&M University

Tom Clareson, Senior Consultant for Digital & Preservation Services, LYRASIS

Please note that the debaters have been assigned to these positions; they are not necessarily the debaters’ own views, or those of their employers.

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Event Preservation Administrators Interest Group

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Sun, Jan 19, 2014 at 10:42 pm

The Preservation Administrators Interest Group will meet in Pennsylvania Convention Center 103B.

8:30-8:35: Welcome

8:35-9:00 “Preserving History, Influencing the Future: Recovering Liberia’s National Documents” Jacob Nadal, Executive Director, ReCap

The Preservation Administrators Interest Group will meet in Pennsylvania Convention Center 103B.

8:30-8:35: Welcome

8:35-9:00 “Preserving History, Influencing the Future: Recovering Liberia’s National Documents” Jacob Nadal, Executive Director, ReCap

This presentation will recount 8 years of preservation efforts that supported “Freedom of Information: Preserving History, Influencing the Future”, an exhibit to mark 10 years of peace in Liberia, and celebrate Liberia’s Freedom of Information Act and International Right to Know Day. The centerpieces of this exhibit were Liberia’s original Constitution and Declaration of Independence, recently recovered after being presumed lost for decades, and put on public view for the first time in living memory. The presentation will evaluate the series of events, both accidental and deliberate, the led to the survival and loss of Liberian documents in the civil war and post-war years, describe the strategies in use to recover from a major conflict, and end with a look at the specific choices made in exhibiting some of Liberia’s great national documents.

9:00-9:15: “Preservation Statistics Survey: Some Results & What's New in 2014"

Annie Peterson, Preservation Librarian, Tulane University

The Preservation Statistics Survey debuted in 2013, and collected data from cultural heritage institutions on administration, activities, budget, and other aspects of preservation. The survey was revamped for 2014, and released on January 20th. Results of the fiscal year 2012 survey will be briefly covered, followed by highlights of the changes made for the FY2013 survey. A more thorough discussion on preservation statistics will take place at the PARS forum on Sunday, January 23rd, in Pennsylvania Convention Center 120A, 4:30-5:30pm.

 

9:15-9:30: “Complete This Phrase: TIFF Is To Images, As Broadcast Wave Is To Sound, As WHAT? Is To Video:  A Brief Report From The MXF AS-07 Standards Committee”

George Blood, Owner, George Blood Audio and Video

Digital preservation is greatly facilitated by the creation, use and adoption of standards. Communication throughout the community and with vendors is simplified, and costs fall, when a standard is widely adopted. Wide adoption enhances interoperability and ease of exchange between users and systems.  It also simplifies the preservation process. From MARC and AACR2, to RDA, XML and METS, standards enable information exchange and functionality. Over time, uncompressed TIFF has been adopted as the preservation standard for images, broadcast wave for sound files, and DPX for film.  Now a standards committee is writing the specification for a proposed universal standard wrapper for the preservation of video files. This presentation will be a brief introduction to file wrappers for time-based media. We’ll then compare MXF with other wrappers and will provide a report on the progress of the MXF AS-07 Working Group.

 

9:30-10:00: “Developing a Unified Preservation Strategy: Moving Beyond the Digital/Analog Divide”

Kara McClurken, Head of Preservation Services, University of Virginia Libraries 

In many institutions, preservation practices and strategies differ depending on the type of material to be preserved.  Responsibilities for digital and analog preservation may be located in completely separate units.  At the University of Virginia Library, stakeholders from across the Library have been working on uniting preservation strategies and priorities so that our most important content, regardless of format, is appropriately resourced.  Kara McClurken will discuss how U.Va. is moving beyond the digital/analog preservation divide through a unified preservation philosophy, a preservation assessment template, and assigned levels of preservation action that will determine needs and priorities across collections and formats.

 

10:00-10:10: Break

 

10:10-10:40: “Selection for Preservation and Conservation in a Changing Academic Library Environment”

Jennifer Hain Teper, Head of Conservation and Preservation Units, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

William Schlaack, Preservation Graduate Assistant, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 

The growing popularity of share print repositories as well as the gradual acceptance of digitization as a preservation methodology has changed our field’s methods of selection and prioritization in many ways. Under the all too common pressure to do more with less, the University of Illinois is actively seeking ways to focus our staff towards the support of special and lesser-held materials, while shifting away from more widely held general collections materials. Our presentation will review our attempt to integrate the availability of shared access and holdings data to better inform current preservation and conservation decision making in light of widely available digital surrogacy and shared holdings.

 

10:40-10:55: PARS Update

Becky Ryder, Director of Library, Keeneland Association Inc

News from ALCTS and PARS;  and a review of the issues regarding Midwinter meetings vis-à-vis the PARS community.

 

10:55-11:10: Library of Congress Update

Mark Sweeney, Director of Preservation, Library of Congress

 

11:10-11:15: New Members Task Force Update

Julie Mosbo, William and Susan Ouren Preservation Librarian, Texas A&M University

 

11:15-11:20: Update from the Committee on Libraries, Archives, and Museums

Danielle Plumer, ALA co-chair, Joint SAA-ALA-AAM Committee on Archives, Libraries, and Museums (CALM)

 

11:20-11:30: Announcements

 

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Event Preservation Administrators Interest Group

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Fri, Jun 7, 2013 at 07:07 pm

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

9:45-10:00 break

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

9:45-10:00 break

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
11:15-11:30 Announcements

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Discussion PAIG Midwinter Agenda

by Annie Peterson on Tue, Jan 22, 2013 at 05:50 pm

Preservation Administrators’ Interest Group [PAIG]

ALA Midwinter January 2013

Saturday January 26th / FAIR-Metropole

8:30am-11:30am

 

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

Preservation Administrators’ Interest Group [PAIG]

ALA Midwinter January 2013

Saturday January 26th / FAIR-Metropole

8:30am-11:30am

 

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.

 

10:10-10:30         Break

 

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.

 

11:10-11:30         Announcements

 

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