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[BKARTS] Banks Harris Preservation Award



I am forwarding this message on behalf of Yvonne Carignan.

Dun-Yee Wong
Conservation Technician
Preservation Production Group, TSD
McKeldin Library
University of Maryland
(301) 405-9349

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--- Begin Message --- On behalf of the 2007 Banks Harris Preservation Award Committee, I am pleased to announce that Walter Henry is the 2007 Banks/Harris Preservation Award Recipient.

Walter Henry, Lead Analyst in the Preservation Department at Stanford University Libraries and Academic Information Resources, Moderator of the Conservation DistList, and Creator/Administrator of Conservation Online is the recipient of the 2007 Paul Banks and Carolyn Harris Preservation Award. The award is sponsored by Preservation Technologies, L.P. and includes $1,500 and a citation.

Henry is known internationally as the moderator of the Conservation DistList and the creator and administrator of Conservation OnLine (CoOL), indispensable tools for communication and dissemination of knowledge within the field. A visionary in the modernization of the communication patterns of our profession, Henry launched both the DistList and CoOL at the forefront of technological developments. When he started the Conservation DistList in 1987, only one other library listserv existed. Henry created CoOL using WAIS in 1993, then Gopher and Web servers in 1994. In CoOL Henry has not only organized and disseminated the information that individuals need, but furthered the goals of many preservation organizations through their presence on CoOL, sometimes making their online presence possible. Henry has constantly added resources to CoOL, and is at the ready during a crisis, for example, posting a clearinghouse of updates after the Katrina and Rita disasters. Henrys innovative use of technologies to provide the infrastructure for information exchange and dissemination has shaped the field of conservation to the great benefit of American libraries.

Henry has also reached national, regional, and state constituencies through his leadership in the American Institute for Conservation, the Research Libraries Group Digital Library Federation Task Force on Long-term Retention of Digital Materials, the California Preservation Task Force, and the California Preservation Clearinghouse, among other organizations.

During his long career at Stanford University Library, Henrys work spans conservation treatment and preservation of non-print collections to creation of a wide range of computer programs designed to assist with managing preservation projects and conservation labs. Currently, his work supports the Stanford Digital Repository.

The award, consisting of $1,500 and a citation, sponsored by Preservation Technologies, L. P., recognizes the contribution of a professional preservation specialist who has been active in the field of preservation and/or conservation for library and /or archival materials.

The Paul Banks and Carolyn Harris Preservation Award honors the memories of Paul Banks and Carolyn Harris, early leaders in library preservation, teachers, and mentors for many in the field of preservation.

With thanks to the 2007 Banks Harris Award Committee, Ann Olszewski, Rebecca Ryder, Margit J. Smith, Rebecca Stuhr, and Charles Wilt (ALA/ALCTS staff liaison).

Yvonne Carignan
2007 Banks Harris Award Committee Chair

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Yvonne Carignan
Head of Preservation
University of Maryland McKeldin Library
College Park, MD 20742


carignan@xxxxxxx
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The Bonefolder, Vol. 3, No. 2, Spring 2007
Now Online @ <http://www.philobiblon.com/bonefolder>
Visit "The Book of Origins: A survey of American Fine Binding"
Online exhibit and catalog order form at
<http://library.syr.edu/digital/exhibits/b/bookoforigins/>
For all your subscription questions, go to the
Book_Arts-L FAQ and Archive.
See <http://www.philobiblon.com> for full information
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