ERIC Number: ED438785
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Building Preservation Knowledge in Brazil.
The project to translate into Portuguese and disseminate preservation knowledge was part of a broader partnership between the Council on Library and Information Resources, which incorporates the former Commission on Preservation and Access, and a consortium of Brazilian archival, library, and museum institutions. The partnership was intended to serve as an information network for preventative conservation for all Brazilian institutions with collections on paper and film and in digital form. This included federal, state, and municipal institutions; public and private museums; universities; and local cultural institutions and foundations. Following the project's successful first phase in 1998, it received the highest cultural heritage award presented by Brazil's Ministry of Culture. This report gives an overview of the project that discusses the origins, organization and funding, objectives, and results. It then outlines "The Blueprint Phases One: 1996-1997" which discusses the documentation in Portuguese, institutional database, core workshops, and regional workshops. "The Blueprint, Phase Two: 1998-1999" discusses new workshops, survey, Web site launch, and publications. Lessons learned and recommendations are also outlined. Appendices include the translated titles, institutional database questionnaire, and contact information for collaborative institutions and workgroup members. (AEF)
Descriptors: Archives, Cooperative Programs, Foreign Countries, Information Dissemination, Information Networks, International Cooperation, Library Collections, Preservation, Prevention
Council on Library and Information Resources, 1755 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20036 ($15 prepaid). Tel: 202-939-4750; Fax: 202-939-4765. For full text: http://www.clir.org.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Council on Library and Information Resources, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: Brazil