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Subject: Conference on building projects in libraries and archives

Conference on building projects in libraries and archives

From: Alicia Riley <ariley>
Date: Monday, March 10, 2003
Under Construction: Preservation and Collections Care Issues during
Building Projects and Renovations

A preservation conference presented by SOLINET, Inc., the
Southeastern Library Network

Sheraton Buckhead Hotel
Atlanta, GA
Wednesday, April 30, 2003
9 am to 4 pm

Supported in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the
Humanities.

When planning renovation and building projects in libraries and
archives, close attention to collections care and preservation
issues is a must. During moves and renovations, collections are
exposed to additional dangers, including poor environmental
conditions, dirt, physical damage, and the possibility of disasters
such as flood and fires. Environmental control, equipment, and
storage facilities are important considerations in planning for both
new buildings and renovations.

This full-day conference is designed to assist those whose
institutions are planning and/or implementing a new building or
renovation project. The sessions will focus on preservation issues
as they relate to planning, design, construction, moving
collections, and disasters. Speakers will include architects,
library administrators, disaster preparedness experts, and an
environment specialist. Case studies combined with general
information sessions will provide information on a broad range of
pertinent subjects.

Speakers are Don Cogdell, President, Cogdell and Mendrala
Architects, PC; Michael Trinkley, Director, Chicora Foundation; Ann
Hamilton, Associate Dean of the Library, Georgia Southern
University; Alfred Lemmon, Director, Williams Research Center,
Historic New Orleans Collection; Scott Devine, Head, Preservation
Department, North Carolina State University Libraries; Mary
Molinaro, Acting Dean of Libraries, University of Kentucky; and
Deborah Freeland, Area Vice President, Arthur J. Gallagher and Co.

Registration Fee: $125 The registration deadline is April 16, and
there is a $25 surcharge for late registrations.

For more information or to register, contact

    Erica Waller
    800-999-8558
    ewaller [at] solinet__net

or see <URL:http://www.solinet.net> for online registration.

The Conference Hotel: The Sheraton Buckhead Hotel is located in one
of Atlanta's most prestigious dining and entertainment districts.
The special conference hotel room rates are $139 single/double,
exclusive of state and local taxes.

Reservations at this rate will be accepted until the cut-off date of
April 8. Reservations made after that date are subject to
availability and may not be obtainable at the conference rate.

To make your reservations, phone 800-241-8260 between 8am and 6pm,
Monday through Friday. Request the SOLINET SAMM Group Rate.


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