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RBMS Curators and Conservators Discussion Group

From: Charlotte B. Brown <cbbrown>
Date: Friday, June 12, 1998
American Library Asso. Annual Conference
Rare Books and Manuscripts Section
Curators-Conservators Discussion Group
Sunday, 28 June 1998, 8:30am to 11:00am
Governor's House Hotel-State Room
Washington, D.C.

Discussion Topic: Preservation Assessment of Manuscripts and
    Archival Collections
Guest: Paul Theerman, Assoc. Archivist, Smithsonian Institution
    Archives (SIA)

Paul will give an informal presentation on the various stages and
results of the SIA's collection assessment program, a program which
has been underway for two years.

Relating to this topic, I recommend the following article:

    Walters, Tyler O.  "Contemporary Archival Appraisal Methods and
    Preservation Decision-Making." American Archivist v.59:3 (Summer
    1996), p.322ff

[Note: the publication of American Archivist is behind schedule;
v.59 was issued this year, 1998]

Charlotte B. Brown, Chair
RBMS Curators-Conservators Discussion Group
Dept. of Special Collections
UCLA Library

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