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[BKARTS] The Changing Book Exposition, July 2005

You are invited to an exposition on
The Changing Book: Transitions in Design, Production, and Preservation
The University of Iowa Libraries, Iowa City, Iowa
July 22-25, 2005

The book as we know it is ever-changing, in its physical structure and
in its interaction with the reader. While the book remains steady in its
role as a conveyor of knowledge, it undergoes changes in its structure
and physical composition, as well as how it is conceptually perceived in
the context of other information media. All of these changes influence
how the book is designed, produced, used and preserved. 

The University of Iowa Libraries is pleased to offer an exposition
celebrating the legacy and future of book conservation within the
context of the evolving book. The Changing Book exposition will explore
how perceptions of the traditional book are changing and how the field
of conservation is responding to these changes. The exposition will
provide perspective on the continuing role and preservation of the paper
book, illustrate trends in print book production, suggest prospects for
those beginning their careers and examine visions for the future of

Speakers and panelists for The Changing Book program will include a
variety of innovative book specialists, educators, and conservators such
Mary Lynn Ritzenthaler, John Dean, Mark Andersson, Michael Bierut, Jim
Canary, Jeanne Drewes, Anna Embree, Don Etherington, Katherine Hayles,
Chela Metzger, Bill Minter, Paul Parisi, Roberta Pilette, and Pam
Spitzmueller. The event will also include four book exhibitions,
banquet, picnic, tours and a "tent show" exposition which will feature
technical demonstrations, vendors, and informative poster sessions. The
exposition will offer an informal and lively ambience for discussion,
entertainment and inspiration, much in the spirit of a county fair. 

We encourage all who are interested and dedicated to the traditional
book to join in the event. Book conservators, bookbinders, preservation
educators, researchers, specialists, and students in library science,
book studies, and book craft should find The Changing Book exposition
highly relevant and worthwhile. The event is organized and sponsored by
the University of Iowa Libraries. Co-sponsors of the event are L B S
Archival Products and Preservation Technologies, L.P. and the University
of Iowa Center for the Book.

Registration fees are as follows:
On or before 6.20.05    $190, ($90 student)
After 6.20.05           $260, ($175 student)
The registration fee includes conference materials, receptions, Saturday
& Sunday continental breakfast, morning and afternoon breaks, Saturday
lunch, Banquet, and Sunday picnic. A reduced registration rate is
available to students and those who register prior to June 20, 2005.
Advanced registration is encouraged. Registration may be completed
online, by mail, or fax. Visit our registration page to access our
registration form or to register online:
Registered participants are invited to submit proposals to present in
the tent show exhibition. Presentations include poster sessions, vendor
tables, and technical demonstrations.  Tent Show applications are
available here:
For more information, including online registration, please visit our
website: http://www.lib.uiowa.edu/book2005/

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