RECENT TRENDS IN BOOK CONSERVATION AND LIBRARY COLLECTIONS CARE
Many of the new options in library preservation have come about thanks to increased communication between conservators and other library professionals. The appointment of liaisons between the AIC and the American Library Association (ALA), is one example, as is ALA's Conservator-Curator Discussion Group which meets at ALA's annual conference. The Research Libraries Group, a consortium of academic and research libraries, increasingly invites conservators to participate in task forces and study teams relating to preservation and collections care. The growing recognition that librarians and conservators are actually part of the same professional group has resulted in greater understanding on both sides and has made a more unified strategy possible for the future of library preservation.