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ERIC Number: ED339379
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Sep
Pages: 59
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
The Commission on Preservation and Access. Annual Report, July 1, 1990-June 30, 1991.
Commission on Preservation and Access, Washington, DC.
This annual report describes the activities of the Commission on Preservation and Access, a private, nonprofit organization that works through existing institutions and groups to foster, develop, and support collaboration among libraries and allied organizations in order to ensure the preservation of the published and documentary record in all formats, and to provide enhanced access to these records. The first of 11 sections, the introduction to this report, highlights a multifaceted initative undertaken by the preservation community under the leadership of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Office of Preservation to preserve over three million brittle documents over a 20-year period. In the second section, a special report entitled "The Agony of Choice: Strategies for Preservation and Scholarship" (Henry W. Riecken), outlines a variety of preservation strategies and insights. The remaining sections focus on: (1) the organization, support, and 1990-1991 initiatives of the commission; (2) technical assessment; (3) the International Project; (4) librarian and archivist education; (5) archival preservation; (6) the Brittle Books Program; (7) scientific research and improvement of materials; (8) institutional programs; and (9) the dissemination of information by the commission to preservation audiences. Appended materials include a list of the commission's reports and publications for the fiscal year; lists of the members of commission committees, task forces, and the Board of Directors and staff; and the commission's audited financial statements. (MAB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Commission on Preservation and Access, Washington, DC.