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INFO 6800 (Winter 2013) Week Nine Seminar Handout

  1. 1. INFO 6800 Archives – March 4, 2013 Week Nine – PreservationObjectives 1. Introduce basic concepts in preservation management planning 2. Discuss challenges involved with preserving modern information carriers 3. Explore the relationship between archival facilities and core archival functionsActivities: Seminar presentations and guest speaker, Kathryn Harvey (University ofGuelph Archives and Special Collections)Required ReadingsCanada Council of Archives. “Chapter 1: Getting Started.” In Basic conservation ofarchival materials: A guide. Ottawa: Canadian Council of Archives, 2003.http://www.cdncouncilarchives.ca/RBch1_en.pdf.Digital Preservation Management: Implementing Short-Term Strategies for Long-TermSolutions, online tutorial for the Digital Preservation Management workshop, developedand maintained by Cornell University Library, 2003-2006; extended and maintained byICPSR, 2007-on. http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/dpm/.Pym, Bob. “Building Collections for All Time: The Issue of Significance.” AustralianAcademic & Research Libraries 37.1 (March 2006): 61-73.http://www.alia.org.au/publishing/aarl/37.1/collection.buildings.pdf.Roland, Lena, and David Bawden. “The Future of History: Investigating the Preservationof Information in the Digital Age.” Library & Information History 28, no. 3 (September2012): 220-236.Optional ReadingsAdelstein, Peter Z. “IPI Media Storage Quick Reference.” Image Permanence Institute(2004). http://www.climatenotebook.org/MSQR/MSQR.pdf.Larsen, Poul Steen. “Books and Bytes: Preserving Documents for Posterity.” Journal ofthe American Society for Information Science 50.11 (1999): 1020-1027.Library of Congress. “Caring For Your Collections.” Washington D.C.: Library ofCongress, 2010. http://www.loc.gov/preserv/careothr.html. INFO 6800 Archives (Winter 2013) – Week Nine Seminar | 1
  2. 2. Prepare for Discussion 1. What are the three basic components of preservation management? 2. What types of activities take place during a preservation assessment? Who typically does the assessment? 3. What is done with the results of a preservation assessment? Over the short- term? Long-term? 4. What kinds of preservation actions can be taken after the planning phase? 5. What are the components of a 10 point preservation plan? Is this approach realistic for all archives? 6. What are some of the financial and administrative considerations an archivist must make when planning preservation activities? Assessment Action Planning Preservation Management INFO 6800 Archives (Winter 2013) – Week Nine Seminar | 2

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