ERIC Number: ED352984
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
The Commission on Preservation and Access: Annual Report, July 1, 1991-June 30, 1992.
Commission on Preservation and Access, Washington, DC.
The Commission on Preservation and Access was established in 1986 to foster and support collaboration among libraries and allied organizations in order to ensure the preservation of the published and documentary record in all formats and provide enhanced access to scholarly information. This annual report describes the following activities: (1) operations, staffing, support, and 1991-1992 initiatives; (2) fostering global cooperation to coordinate international sharing of preserved materials; (3) consideration of the potential of new preservation technologies; (4) the scholarly advisory committees' advice to the commission on preservation priorities in their particular fields; (5) the brittle books effort, through which the commission works with the National Endowment for the Humanities to save an estimated 320 million crumbling books; (6) encouraging the integration of archives into preservation efforts; (7) promotion of a clear, visionary, yet realistic preservation and access agenda; (8) a series of recommendations on professional education needs; and (9) exploration of the feasibility of using digital technology to enhance access to out-of-print books. Lists of the commission's publications, committees and task forces, board of directors, and staff are appended, along with the organization's financial statement. (KRN)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Commission on Preservation and Access, Washington, DC.