DistList recap

Some interesting things came through the DistList today, please excuse any cross posting:

Online Encyclopedia: Preservapedia is a free-content encyclopedia and knowledge base. Unlike other online encyclopedias, Preservapedia focuses specifically on technical material related to cultural resource management and its allied fields.

Lecture: The Guild of Bookworkers Potomac Chapter presents “Satisfying an Appetite for Books: Innovation, Production, and Modernization in Later Islamic Bookbinding” by Jake Benson. The lecture will be on February 4th, 6:30pm, at the Washington Printmakers Gallery (Silver Spring, MD). $5 donation at the door for non-members. To sign up send an email to <gbwpotomacchapter [at] gmail [dot] com>

Workshop: Leather-Edged Islamic Binding, Pyramid Atlantic Arts Center (Silver Spring, MD). February 5, 2011, 9:30am – 4:30pm. $100 members, $125 non-members. $20 materials fee. Essentially a forerunner to what is called often called “millimeter binding” today, Islamic bookbinders have produced book covers using a minimal amount of leather for several centuries, especially for producing small pamphlets and lightweight books.

Program: The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) and Preservation Programs will be hosting the 25th Annual Preservation Conference, March 16-17, 2011, at the Marriott Inn and Conference Center, located at the University of Maryland University College (UMUC) on University Boulevard in Adelphi, Maryland. Registration is $285.00 (full-time students with ID $195.00).

“Conservation 2 (squared) = Preserving Our Collections x (times) Our Environment” is summed up as the following: “Success in achieving the long term preservation and availability of archival, library and museum collections requires that we meet the challenges of global climate and economic changes and the need for creative and sustainable solutions. This conference will bring together a group of expert practitioners and advocates in preservation, the environment and allied professions to discuss these changes, collaborative opportunities and options for the future.” For more information email .

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