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Upcoming Symposia and Lectures

57th presentation in the Topics in Preservation Series (TOPS)

Donald J. Waters, Program Officer for Scholarly Communications at The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, will present “Library Conservation and Scholarly Communication.” Mr. Waters will characterize the rapid changes in modes of scholarly communication that affect the roles, priorities, and collections of research libraries, and especially research library contributions to the conservation of academic and cultural heritage.  He will also discuss the challenges and opportunities for creating a more robust environment for heritage conservation in research libraries. Particular attention will be given to institutional differences among research libraries in the investment in and organization of heritage conservation, mechanisms for achieving economies of scale, the training and employment pipeline, and the role of scientific research.

West Dining Room, Madison Building, 6th floor
Library of Congress
101 Independence Avenue SE
Washington, DC 20540
Thursday, February 10, 2011
11:00-11:30 am

The lecture will also be available via live Webcast. To register for the live Webcast, send an email at least three
business days in advance to mwilson [at] loc__gov

“Impact: redefining the measurement of collection care”

Preservation Advisory Centre conference
British Library Conference Centre
96 Euston Road
London NW1 2DB
United Kingdom
15 February 2011

Digitisation, digital collecting, rising energy costs and the changed economic climate have prompted many organisations to re-think their approach to collection care. This one-day conference questions what we seek to achieve from collection care activities now and in the future, how these goals are communicated, and whether we have the evidence and metrics to effectively assess progress towards them.

We invite you to shape the debate. Following presentations on the
context for collection care, the role of evidence, an overview of
the impact of preservation management in libraries and examples of
methodologies in practice, the afternoon features round table
discussion sessions on two themes.

For full programme and booking details please see their website. They will be using the Twitter hashtag #impactconf

Future Directions Symposium: Assessing Options for Large Collections

Library of Congress

James Madison Memorial Building
Mumford Room, 6th floor
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
9am – 4:30pm

The Preservation Directorate at the Library of Congress will host the second symposium in a 3-part Future Directions series on Tuesday, March 15, 2011 at the Library.

The optional tour of the Fort Meade Repository will be on Wednesday, March 16, 2011 from 8:30-noon.

The Library of Congress
101 Independence Avenue SE
Washington, DC 20540

The symposium will include optional tours of the Library’s Mass Deacidification Facility, Digital Scanning Center, and Fort Meade Low-temperature/High-density Repository.

The event is free, but registration is required. The event will also be available via live Webcast, but registration
is required. For more information, list of speakers, online registration, and webcast registration, please visit the website.


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