ALCTS PARS Preservation Administrators Interest Group

PAIG Annual Agenda 2015

  • 1.  PAIG Annual Agenda 2015

    Posted May 21, 2015 07:48 PM

    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, and/or Scott Reinke, 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.