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[BKARTS] Lecture Announcement ? ?Conservation and Preservation in the Digital Age?

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Lecture Announcement ? ?Conservation and Preservation in the Digital Age?

We are pleased to announce and invite you to attend the inaugural lecture sponsored by the newly created Brodsky Endowment for the Advancement of Library Conservation. John Dean, Preservation and Conservation Librarian at Cornell University, will speak on ?Conservation and Preservation in the Digital Age? on April 1 at 4:00 p.m. in the Hillyer Room on the sixth floor of E. S. Bird Library, on the campus of Syracuse University. The lecture is free and open to the public and will be followed immediately by a reception to which all are welcome.

By digitizing primary source materials, libraries can make them widely available through the Internet while minimizing actual handling and resultant deterioration. Yet digitization has led to more, not less, emphasis on conservation and preservation as libraries work to prepare materials for scanning. In his talk, Dean will examine the challenges of performing conservation treatments on books, manuscripts, and other library materials not only for the purpose of obtaining the best possible electronic images, but also for preserving their original functional integrity for future scholars.

After emigrating from Great Britain to the United States in 1969, Dean managed the preservation program at the Newberry Library before establishing the apprentice training and conservation program at the Johns Hopkins University in 1975. He went to Cornell University in 1985 to establish and develop the Department of Preservation and Conservation. He is widely recognized as one of the major proponents of preservation programs at academic libraries and was the 2003 recipient of the American Library Association?s prestigious Paul Banks and Carolyn Harris Preservation Award. He has taught courses at SU?s School of Information Studies, and is increasingly in demand internationally as a conservation consultant.

The lecture is sponsored by the Brodsky Endowment for the Advancement of Library Conservation. Established by William J. (?65, G?68) and Joan (?67, G?68) Brodsky, the Brodsky Endowment sponsors programs that promote and advance knowledge of library conservation theory, practice, and application to wide audiences, both on the Syracuse University campus and in the Central New York region. We look forward to your participation at our inaugural event.

For directions to the Syracuse University Library see http://libwww.syr.edu/information/spcollections/contact.htm#directions

Peter D. Verheyen
Special Collections Preservation & Access Librarian / Conservator
Syracuse University Library
Syracuse, NY 13244
(315) 443-9937

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