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Preservation News

Jane Hedberg

The Commission publishes nonprint media directory

The Commission on Preservation and Access scheduled the Directory of Information Sources on Scientific Research Related to the Preservation of Sound Recordings, Still and Moving Images and Magnetic Tape for publication in October 1993. The 16-page pamphlet is a combination directory and bibliography on the preservation of nonprint media. It lists laboratories and organizations, as well as published information in monographs, serials, conference proceedings, and databases.

Copies are available for $10.00 from the Commission on Preservation and Access, 1400 16th Street, N.W., Suite 740, Washington, DC 20036-2217. Orders must be prepaid. (Commission sponsors receive copies of all publications free-of-charge.) For more information, contact Sonny Koemer at (202) 939-3400.

Preservation conference/exhibition to be held in Boston

Restoration 93, a conference and exhibition on all types of preservation, conservation, and restoration, will be held at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston from December 6–8, 1993. Organizers expect over 7,000 people to attend. Although this event is primarily for those interested in historic preservation, there are several conference presentations in the “Professional Program” which might interest librarians and one of the “Materials and Media” sessions is about books and works on paper. A number of groups have been involved in the development of Restoration 93, including the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC).

For more information contact Steven Schuyler, RAI/EGI Exhibitions, Inc., Ten Tower Office Park, Woburn, MA 01801; (617) 933-9699.

Texas organizations sponsor collections conservation training

Four organizations (University of Texas at Austin General Libraries, Preservation and Conservation Studies at the University of Texas at

Austin, BookLab, Inc., and AMIGOS Bibliographic Council, Inc.) are jointly sponsoring a six-day program called “Collections Conservation Technician Training” for ten library conservation technicians from the Southwest. The program will be held in Austin, Texas from March 14-19, 1994, and will focus on care of circulating or general collections through planning and management of effective

“collections conservation” programs.

The sponsors designed this regional program to address a need discussed during a meeting held at the University of California at Berkeley in May 1992. The Berkeley invitational meeting, sometimes referred to as “Training the Trainers,” brought preservation administrators and conservators together to develop improved library conservation training programs.

Cost of the program is $475 for AMIGOS members and $625 for nonmembers. For more information, contact: Tom Clareson, AMIGOS Preservation Service Manager, AMIGOS Bibliographic Council, Inc., 12200 Park Central Drive, Suite 500, Dallas, TX 75251; (800) 843-8482.

AMIGOS distributes tornado preparedness brochure

The Preservation Service of the AMIGOS Bibliographic Council, Inc., is distributing an American Red Cross and National Weather Service brochure called Tornados… Nature’s Most Violent Storms: A Preparedness Guide. Although not specifically intended for libraries or archives, it does contain tips on tornado safety and how to develop a tornado disaster plan which might be useful for institutions at risk.

Free copies of the brochure are available from Rebecca Frank, AMIGOS Bibliographic Council, Inc., 12200 Park Central Drive, Suite 500, Dallas, TX 75251; (800) 843-8482. ■

Submissions for this column may be made to: Jane Hedberg, Wellesley College Library, 106 Central St., Wellesley, MA 02181-8275; JHEDBERG ®LUCY. WEILESLEY.EDU; (617) 283-2103- Submission deadline is the 15th of the month, preceding publication by approximately six weeks.

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