INF 392G - Management of Preservation Programs

Spring 2016
Unique ID: 27610
Syllabus:   Syllabus
Prof:  Elder, Rebecca
Room: UTA 1.204
Days:  Mon
Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Graduate standing.

Management of specific preservation strategies for cultural record; preservation policy; the selection process for preservation; minor mending and repair operations; library binding and conservation treatment; preservation assessments; emergency preparedness; contracting for services; and budgeting, grant writing, and fundraising for preservation. Three lecture hours a week for one semester.

This class will address management of various components of library/archive/museum preservation topics such as

• Preservation policy
• Needs assessments
• Library binding
• Emergency planning
• Budgeting
• Fundraising

Class members will work in small groups to perform a needs assessment of a collection held in a local library, museum or archive. This assessment will also cover general preservation programs in the institution, such as reformatting, emergency planning, and staff and user education.

Class members will also work in small groups to write a grant application for their institution to fund a project suggested by their condition analysis.
Required readings will be available in the paper lab anteroom, or via UTLOL or Canvas.

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