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Subject: Distance learning in preservation

Distance learning in preservation

From: Paul Wilson <p.wilson>
Date: Monday, January 19, 1998
During 1998 the School of Information, Library and Archive Studies
at the University of New South Wales will again be offering its
subject Preservation Management for Libraries and Archives (formerly
Preservation Administration) via the Internet. There will be two
offerings in 1998: the first between March and June and the second
from August to November.

This subject is an introduction to aspects of preservation
management for libraries and archives, and the role of preservation
within the broader context of collections management. It covers the
basic technology, properties and deterioration of the materials of
libraries and archives and considers methods for improving their
long-term preservation. It looks at the interdependence of
librarians, archivists and conservators in preservation planning and
considers the basic elements of a library or archives preservation
plan.

Since last year the subject has been expanded from 11 to 14 modules
and it is now the equivalent of 42 class contact hours.  The subject
modules and the order in which they will be taught is as follows:

    Preservation programs in libraries and archives
    Planning and policies for preservation
    Preservation of paper-based materials--the paper
    Preservation of paper-based materials--the text and image
    Preservation of photographic materials
    Preservation of machine readable materials
    Preventive preservation
    Preservation surveys
    Disaster preparedness and response
    Preservation procedures -materials and resources
    Preservation procedures -storage and housing
    Preservation procedures -treatments
    Reformatting and information transfer
    The role of preservation in libraries and archives

Information about the content of each module can be found at
<URL:http://www.silas.unsw.edu.au/silas/cesched.htm#PresAdmin>

The Internet is the primary delivery mechanism for this course.
Therefore all participants must have access to the Internet, use of
Netscape 3.0, and a personal email address.

The cost for continuing education enrolment is $A1000. As a point of
comparison the Australian dollar is currently worth approximately 66
cents to the $US. The subject is also available for academic credit
but at a higher fee.

For enrolment details contact Maureen Henninger <m.henninger [at] unsw__edu__au>

Dr. Paul Wilson
The University of New South Wales
Sydney, 2052 Australia
+61 2 9385-3439
Fax: +61 2 9385-3430

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