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ALA Annual Agendas

The following meetings are scheduled for the Preservation And Reformatting Section and other allied groups at ALA Annual.  If anyone is attending and would like to post their notes for us, we would appreciate it.

**Anyone know what the discussion at the RBMS Curators and Conservators Discussion Group will be and when it is scheduled?

Preservation Administrators Interest Group (PAIG)

June 24, 2011; 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm, Morial Convention Center, Room 386 – 387

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

Digital Conversion Group

“From Projects to Production:  What’s Working?”   Featured speaker will be Dreanna Belden, Asst. Dean at the University of North Texas Libraries.

Marriott at the Convention Center (MARCC), room “Blaine Kern F”

Saturday, June 25, 2011

1:30-3:30 pm

  • DCIG Business, incl. election of 2 co-chairs (please contact me if you would be interested in this 1-year commitment, even if you cannot attend this one)
  • Breakout groups on the theme by topics:
    • Resources
    • Planning
    • Communication
    • Breakout group highlight reports
    • Featured speaker
    • Q&A
    • Wrap-up

Promoting Preservation Interest Group

The Promoting Preservation Interest Group (PPIG)

Sunday, June 26th from 1:30-3:30pm

Morial Convention Center


1:30 Welcome and Chair Introductions

1:35- 2:10 Panel Discussion: “Response, Recovery and Reality: Disaster Preparedness for the Long Term”

“We are all in this together:  Shared plans, assistance and support in times of disaster” Faye Phillips, Associate Dean, Louisiana State University Libraries

“Tulane University: nearing six years after more than a million books underwater.” Andy Corrigan, Associate Dean, Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, Tulane University

2:10-2:30 Discussion and Questions for panelists

2:30-3:00  Preservation Week Update, Jeanne Drewes, Chief, BCCD, Preservation Directorate, Library of Congress


Book and Paper Interest Group

Saturday, June 25th, 10:30 am to noon, in room Blaine Kern F of the New Orleans Marriott at the Convention Center (MARCC).

“How consistent are book conservation treatment practices in research libraries?

Whitney Baker and Liz Dube will provide an overview of the results of their 2007 survey of conservation practitioners that gathered information about the types of book treatments employed in research libraries. They will highlight the treatments their survey identified as standard practice, compare techniques applied to special collections versus those employed for general collections, and explore potential demographic factors contributing to significant differences in practice. They will lead a discussion on why book treatment practices are not more consistent in the U.S., whether the variance in practices creates challenges, and, if so, what steps we might take to become more consistent.

For further background on their survey, see their recent publications: “Identifying Standard Practices in Research Library Book Conservation” (LRTS 2010) and “The Impact of Training and Institutional Context on Book Conservation Practices (Book and Paper Group Annual 2010).

Afterwards, we have convened a panel discussion regarding ‘conservation on the move,’ discussing the on-going trend of preservation units moved away from the main library buildings or completely off-campus and the short-term and long-term effects of such a move.

The panel participants are Kara McClurken, Head, Preservation Services, University of Virginia, Cathy Martyniak, Head, Preservation Department, University of Florida, and Evelyn Frangakis, Chief, Preservation Division, New York Public Library.

We will end with any announcements from the floor.


PARS Video Roundtable

ALA’s Video Round Table and ALCTS PARS invite you to a Sunday morning Program and evening Gala honoring New Orleans artist-activist, Helen Hill

Program: Filmmaker Helen Hill: Animation, Activism and Recovery, Sunday, 6/26/2011, 10:30-noon, MCC-353

Helen Hill’s tragic murder post-Hurricane Katrina has inspired fellow artists and librarians to preserve her legacy. After her films and materials were damaged in the flood, Hill engaged with techniques of preservation, and she promoted do-it-yourself techniques for film archiving and restoration. Join us for a panel discussion on award-winning filmmaker of experimental animation and local New Orleans community activist, Helen Hill. This event is co-sponsored by VRT and ACRL-Arts and co-sponsored in name only by ALCTS-PARS and SRRT.

Moderator: Howard Besser, Director, New York University’s Moving Image Archiving & Preservation Program

Panelists: Brenda A. Flora, Amistad Research Center; Kara Van Malssen, AudioVisual Preservation Solutions; Dwight Swanson, Center for Home Movies

Gala: Tribute to Helen Hill, 6/26/2011, 7:00-9:30pm,  Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center

1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. (504) 352-1150; 7-8pm hors d’oeuvres and cash bar, 8-9:30pm program

Tickets: Advance $15/ Onsite $17 (cash/check; available at VRT Booth #2539 in the Membership Pavilion,  or contact Gala chair, Danette Pachtner, danettep [at] duke__edu

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