ERIC Number: ED108696
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Jun-30
Reference Count: N/A
Public Library Materials Conservation Project.
Lowell, Howard P.
The Massachusetts Public Library Materials Conservation Project was a year-long program sponsored by the Massachusetts Bureau of Library Extension and conducted by the New England document Conservation Center (NEDCC) under a grant from Title I, Library Services and Construction Act. Its purposes were to provide public library administrators, librarians, and trustees with information on the need for planning in the preservation and use of public library materials, and to provide practical training in preventive conservation measures and preservation techniques. To that end the NEDCC held meetings, seminars, and workshops to train library personnel in restoration, cleaning, and other material preservation techniques. NEDCC also (1) offered to survey libraries' environments and conditions and make recommendations and (2) made available matching grants to libraries for restoration and preservations of materials. Finally, two questionnaires were sent to participating libraries in order to evaluate the program. Appendixes include information on the project's personnel, administration, and budget, as well as on the seminar, workshop, materials used, grants, and suppliers. Copies of the questionnaires are attached, along with a list of selected readings. (Author/LS)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Libraries and Educational Technology (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts State Dept. of Education, Boston. Bureau of Library Extension.
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Library Services and Construction Act