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Jane Hedberg

CLIR publishes science survey

The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) has published Preservation Science Survey: An Overview of Recent Developments in Research on the Conservation of Selected Analog Library and Archival Materials. This report contains chapters about the decay, treatment, and storage of paper, film and photographic materials, and magnetic tape. There is also a chapter about general preservation and a concluding chapter about trends and the research lacunae identified by the authors. Two appendices contain lists of the research projects and the institutions involved, arranged by country.

Henk J. Porck, a conservation scientist at the Koninklijke Bibliotheek (National Library of the Netherlands), and René Teygeler, a consultant to the KB, conducted the survey and wrote the report. CLIR asked the authors to survey the research done on preservation of analog materials during the past five years, review trends, and identify gaps. The survey focuses on research done in North America, Europe, and Australia.

The report is available for free in PDF format from the CLIR Web site at For information about the availability of paper copies, contact Kathlin Smith, CLIR, 1755 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Suite 500, Washington, D.C. 20036-2124; phone: (202) 939-4754; fax: (202) 939-4765; e-mail:

CCI mounts library catalog

The Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI) has mounted the catalog for its in-house professional library on its Web site. The catalog contains more than 10,000 books and 400 journals about conservation and museology. It is searchable by author (personal and corporate), title, subject, and keyword. The CCI library will provide books and videos from its collections to Canadian and American libraries through interlibrary loan. It will also supply photocopies of chapters and articles to Canadian and international requestors, in compliance with copyright law, if copies can not be obtained elsewhere.

The catalog is available at For more information, contact the CCI Library, 1030 Innes Road, Ottawa ON K1A 0M5 Canada; phone: (613) 998-3721; fax: (613) 998-4721; e-mail:

CCAHA mounts conference proceedings

The Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts (CCAHA) has mounted the proceedings of its conference, Architectural Records: Preserving and Managing the Documentation of Our Built Environment, on its Web site. The conference was held on May 3-5, 2000, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Co-sponsored by the National Park Service and the Athenaeum of Philadelphia, it was designed to provide both theoretical and practical preservation information to professionals responsible for the care of architectural records. The Web site contains the text of 25 lectures, as well as abstracts of the lectures and biographical information about the speakers. The online texts are enhanced with links to relevant documentation and related sites on the Web.

The Web site is available at http://www. Comments or questions may be sent to CCAHA, 264 South 23rd St., Philadelphia, PA 19103; phone: (215) 545-0613; fax: (215) 735-9313; e-mail:

NPO publishes microfilming guide

The National Preservation Office (NPO) in Great Britain has published The NPO Guide to Preservation Microfilming, an updated version of their 1992 Mellon Microfilming Project Manual. It covers creation, storage, and use of microfilm, as well as digitizing from microfilm.

Copies are available for £15 from the NPO, British Library, 96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB England; phone: +44 (0)20 7412 7612; fax: +44 (0)20 7412 7796; e-mail: ISBN: 071234701.

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

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