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Print Preservation Conference, Chicago, July 21, 2003 SERIALST Moderator 20 May 2003 17:26 UTC

Date: Tue, 20 May 2003 11:08:27 -0500
From: "Tracy Rosenberg" <rosenberg@CRL.EDU>
Subject: Announcement of Upcoming Print Preservation Conference in Chicago

Preserving America's Printed Resources
The Role of Repositories, Depositories and Libraries of Record
Chicago, Illinois
July 21, 2003

In cooperation with the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS),
the Center for Research Libraries (CRL) will host a conference and
planning event to inform and shape a national action agenda for
preserving the nation's printed heritage.

The conference will address a matter of pressing concern to the U.S.
library world in recent years: preservation of the rapidly growing corpus
of printed library materials.

The conference Preserving America's Printed Resources will take place in
Chicago at the Chicago Historical Society on July 21, 2003.  Conferees
will explore high-level preservation strategies affecting multiple
libraries and broad sectors of the community.  The program will bring
together a slate of presenters from the U.S. and abroad who are actively
engaged in major repository and collection of record”programs.
Presenters will detail the successes and innovations of existing
inter-institutional efforts, and propose realistic cooperative measures
that might build upon those efforts to ensure the long-term survival of
printed heritage materials.

The conference is for librarians, archivists, preservation planners,
collection development officers, policymakers, and others involved in
managing print collections of long-term research value.  The event will
provide new information about existing cooperative efforts, to inform
local decision-making and facilitate moving from the current state of
independent, regional and local repository initiatives to a coordinated,
community-wide print preservation effort. Confirmed speakers include:
Robert Martin, Director, Institute of Museum and Library Services, Abby
Smith, Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR), Brian
Schottlaender, University of California / SD, James Neal, Columbia
University / ReCAP, Willis Bridegam, Amherst College (Five Colleges Inc),
Pentti Vatulainen, National Repository Library of Finland, Steve O'Connor,
Cooperative Action of Victorian Academic Libraries (CAVAL), Nancy
Davenport, Library of Congress, Ellen Dunlap, American Antiquarian
Society, Mary Jane Starr, National Library of Canada and Daniel
Greenstein, California Digital Library.

FOR MORE INFORMATION - Contact Tracy Rosenberg, Center for Research
(773) 955-4545 ext 317,,