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Subject: Summer Institute on Preservation of Library Materials

Summer Institute on Preservation of Library Materials

From: Alan Howell <ahowell>
Date: Tuesday, January 10, 1995
Final Notice
Summer Institute in the Preservation of Library Materials for
Preservation and Conservation Managers from the Asia-Pacific region

Friday 10 March - Sunday 19 March 1995

State Library of New South Wales
Sydney, Australia.

About the Institute

    This ten-day Summer Institute in the Preservation of Library
    Materials provides advanced education and training in this complex
    subject. Through lectures, demonstrations, workshops and visits, the
    course keeps professionals abreast of changes in the theory,
    concepts and practice of preservation.

    The Institute is intensively practical and comprehensive. Workshop
    sessions take place in the preservation laboratories of the State
    Library of New South Wales, an acknowledged leader in the preservation
    of library materials in Australia and the region.

Subjects covered

        Collections Conservation
        Commercial library binding
        Conservation treatments
        Counter-disaster planning
        Digitisation
        Environmental deterioration and control
        Exhibition and display issues
        Microfilming
        Preservation management
        Preservation photocopying
        Providing preservation information
        Raising user awareness
        Replacement and reformatting

Program subjects are analysed with the responsibilities and issues of
senior library managers as the chief focus of discussion.  Several of
the subjects represent traditional library functions which may need to
be refocussed and redirected to support preservation efforts.  In recent
years, other subjects such as collections conservation, counter disaster
planning and electronic technologies have emerged as key aspects of an
integrated preservation function.

Analytical framework

    The analytical framework is as follows:

    *   Rationale

        How does the activity contribute to the longevity of collections
        and to the effective functioning of the library?

    *   Management Issues and Policy Implications

        What are the important issues and broad institutional policies
        that library managers need to consider and support?

    *   Human, Material, Physical and Financial Resource

        What are the resources required, in general terms and what
        decisions will library managers  be called upon to make?

    *   Technical issues

        A technology primer for the activity.

    *   Outcomes

        How will you know that your preservation program is successful?
        How will the preservation program  be evaluated?

Who will benefit from the institute?

    The Institute is specially designed to address continuing education
    and training needs of librarians and managers responsible for
    collection management, working in libraries in the Asia-Pacific
    region.

    Preservation managers, faculty of schools of library and information
    science, archivists, records managers, and librarians responsible
    for preservation activities are encouraged to attend. Enrollment is
    strictly limited to a maximum of 12 internationally selected
    participants.

    The working language is English.

Training resources

    The State Library of New South Wales has excellent venues for
    training including a fully equipped auditorium, three seminar rooms
    with electronic whiteboards, overhead and audio visual facilities.

    The preservation laboratories of the State Library of New South
    Wales are world class and supplied with custom designed work benches
    and tables, including all the necessary tools and equipment.

    Specialist sessions will be taught by Conservation Access, a
    business venture of the State Library providing preservation advice
    and treatments for the conservation of items made from paper, and
    training in preservation strategies.

    Other training areas of the library have excellent facilities with
    up-to-date equipment, especially for computing and the latest
    electronic information technologies.

Faculty

    Institute Director and Senior Tutor: Heather Mansell, Preservation
    Consultant, State Library of New South Wales.  Studied Applied
    Science and Conservation of Cultural Materials at the University of
    Canberra.  Previous working experience includes Chief Conservator,
    Special Collections, National Library of Australia, and Manager,
    Paper Laboratory, Artlab Australia.  Extensive experience in
    on-the-job teaching of professional staff and supervision of
    conservation students.

    Consultant Tutor: Alan Howell, Manager, Preservation Branch, State
    Library of New South Wales, Since 1987: Chair, Advisory Body,
    National Preservation Office, National Library of Australia.
    Tertiary qualifications in conservation of books, archives and works
    of art on paper (Camberwell School of Arts and Crafts), and art and
    design (Hornsey College of Art). Teaching experience at tertiary,
    further and adult education levels since 1972;

    Consultant Tutor: Tamara Lavrencic, Preservation Consultant,
    Conservation Access, State Library of New South Wales.  Studied
    Applied Science and Conservation of Cultural Materials at the
    University of Canberra. Previous working experience includes
    Manager, Preservation Services, State Library of Queensland.
    Currently President, Australian Institute for the Conservation of
    Cultural Materials.

Fees

    A$2,800 (excluding accommodation). We can assist participants in
    finding suitable accommodation within the central business district.
    Fees includes all meals except breakfast, three receptions and a
    comprehensive training manual.

Booking

    Early booking is essential as numbers are strictly limited to 12
    participants.  Some places are already taken with participants from
    Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia and Australia. Please contact the Course
    Director to reserve your place and obtain a booking form. Payment is
    required with your registration, and should be made payable to the
    Library Council of New South Wales. A receipt will be forwarded to
    confirm your place.

Further Information

    Heather Mansell
    Institute Director and Senior Tutor
    Summer Institute in the Preservation of Library Materials
    State Library of New South Wales
    Macquarie Street
    Sydney, NSW 2000
    Australia
    +61 2 230 1559
    Fax: +61 2 232 4816
    ahowell [at] ilanet__slnsw__gov__au

    Rishpal Singh Sidhu
    Manager, Asian Partners in Training
    State Library of New South Wales
    Macquarie Street
    Sydney, NSW 2000
    Australia
    61 2 230 1573
    Fax: +61 2 233 2003
    rishpal [at] ilanet__slnsw__gov__au.

About Us

    The State Library of New South Wales is the chief reference and
    research library for public use in New South Wales. It supplies
    resources and provides information directly to on-site clients and
    indirectly to off-site clients through a network of state-wide
    systems which deliver information rapidly from anywhere in the world
    to anywhere in the State. The State Library of New South Wales is in
    the business of linking people and information technology.

About Sydney and New South Wales

    The City of Sydney is located on one of the world's most beautiful
    harbours.  It is surrounded by heritage-listed national parks and
    wildlife areas.  Sydney is Australia's largest city and the capital
    of the State of New South Wales.  In the year 2000 Sydney will host
    the Olympic Games.

    The weather in New South Wales in March is likely to be mild - warm.
    The average daily maximum temperature is 24 degrees Celsius and the
    average daily minimum temperature is 17 degrees  Celsius.  An
    average of 127mm of rain falls in the month on 13 days. Sydney would
    make an excellent starting or finishing location for a holiday in
    Australia.

Please contact us if you require further information.

Alan Howell
Preservation Manager
State Library of New South Wales
Macquarie Street, Sydney, NSW 2000, Australia
+61 2 230 1679
Fax: +61 2 232 4816

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