ERIC Number: ED327213
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Aug
Preservation Education Institute Final Report (Queenstown, Maryland, August 2-4, 1990).
Marcum, Deanna B.
This report explores the current status of preservation education in library schools, the projected requirements for the next decade, and the ways in which preservation education may be strengthened. It is argued that preservation has changed dramatically with the emergence of nonprint media, and the question is raised whether the library school curriculum is properly addressing these needs; it is agreed that future librarians will require combinations of fiscal, analytical, interpersonal, managerial, and administrative skills. Other strategies that are suggested to strengthen preservation education are the training of librarians through apprenticeships and internships, financial support for Ph.D. candidates, the targeting of specific groups for whom preservation education should be identified (teachers, preservation administrators, library and archives professionals), and revised school curricula. It is also important that both teachers and deans be in frequent contact with practitioners who have experience in both preservation administration and conservation. (MAB)
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Archives, Facility Guidelines, Futures (of Society), Higher Education, Library Education, Library Personnel, Library Schools, Preservation
Commission on Preservation and Access, 1785 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 313, Washington, DC 20036 (free while supply lasts).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Commission on Preservation and Access, Washington, DC.