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Preservation News

Jane Hedberg

Classic preservation bibliography

Robert E. Schnare, director of the U.S. Naval War College Library, has completed a decade- long project to update and augment the bib- liographical work of George Cunha and Su- san Swartzburg. The 840-page Bibliography of Preservation Literature, 1983-1996 con- tains more than 5,300 citations, many with annotations. The bibliography is divided into two sections, one for printed publications and one for publications in other media. It also has an essay on preservation management, a glossary of abbreviations and acronyms, and name and subject indices.

Cunha and Swartzburg made enormous contributions to the preservation of library and archives collections. This book is a me- morial to the work they pursued with such dedication.

The bibliography is available for $89.50 from Scarecrow Press, Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, 4720 Boston Way, Lanham, MD 20706; phone: (800) 462-6420; URL: 0810837129. There is a 15% discount if the book is ordered through the Web catalog.

Bibliographic database

Preservation Resources, a division of the OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc., has mounted a bibliographic database of 500 records on its Web site. The records describe monographs, journal articles, and reports about preservation microfilming, standards, digital imaging, digital archiving, and preser- vation funding. The database is searchable by author, title, keyword, date, publisher, and literature type. Most entries have abstracts.

The database is available at http://www2. Pres- ervation Resources welcomes additions to the database, and records may be submitted by e-mail to

Disaster mitigation workshops

The Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts (CCAHA) will offer three of its disas- ter mitigation workshops on consecutive days in Washington, D.C. “Be Prepared: Conduct- ing a Vulnerability Assessment,” taught by Michael Trinkley of the Chicora Foundation and Michael Smith of LaSalle University, will be held on May 14, 2001. “Be Prepared: Fire Protection and Suppression,” taught by J. An- drew Wilson of the Smithsonian Institution and Nicholas Artim of the Fire Safety Net- work, will be held May 15. “Be Prepared: Assessing Health and Safety Risks,” taught by Monona Rossol of Arts, Crafts and Theater Safety, Pam Hackbart-Dean of Georgia State University, and Katherine Dibble of the Bos- ton Public Library, will be held on May 16.

Attendees may register for one workshop for $60, two workshops for $120, or all three workshops for $170. There are discounted fees for CCAHA, Chesapeake Information and Research Library Alliance (CIRLA), Federal Li- brary and Information Center Committee (FLICC), Mid-Atlantic Association of Museums (MAAM), Society of Cincinnati, Special Librar- ies Association-Washington, D.C. Chapter, and Washington Conservation Guild members. Registration deadline is May 1.

Digital conference proceedings available

The proceedings and papers of two recent events held in York, England, are available on the Web. Information Infrastructures for Digital Preservation, a one-day workshop held on December 6, 2000, focused on digi- tal preservation metadata. This is the metadata used to store technical information that sup- ports preservation decisions and actions, digi- tal authenticity, collection management, and rights management. Preservation 2000: An International Conference on the Preservation and Long Term Accessibility of Digital Mate- rials, a two-day conference held on Decem- ber 7-8, 2000, focused on five areas: models for distributed digital archives, managing na- tional digital collections, digital preservation, (“Preservation News” continued from page 441) authenticity and authentication, and collaborative efforts in digital preservation. Both events were sponsored by the Cedars Project, the Research Libraries Group, and OCLC in association with the U.K. Office for Library Networking.

The proceedings and papers are available at A summary of both events is available in the December 2000 issue of RLG DigiNews at diginews4-6.html#feature2.

Jane Hedberg is preservation program officer at Harvard University, e-mail:; fax: (617) 496-8344

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