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[BKARTS] Environmental Monitoring Workshop September 19th. Syracuse. NY

Event:            Environmental Monitoring: what, where and why Presenters:  Michele Phillips, West Lake Conservators;                        Susan Hughes, Regional Archivist, CLRC Date:              September 19, 2007 Time:             9:30 a.m. * 3:30 p.m. Location:      Liverpool Public Library, Syracuse, NY. Fee:                $45. CLRC members & DHP organizations**                        $55. others Description:   Monitoring the environment is essential to ensuring the long-term survival of collections in libraries, archives, museums and other records repositories.  Proper temperature, relative humidity and the mitigation of other detrimental environmental factors are the foundation of a good preservation plan.  Participants will learn the importance of monitoring temperature, relative humidity, light levels, pests and water.  Professional standards for taking and recording measurements will also be discussed.  Also, learn about an opportunity to participate in CLRC's proposed Regional Environmental Monitoring Project which if funded will begin in spring 2008.  Participants in the proposed project will receive monitoring equipment, instruction, and a report with recommendations for improvements prepared by the project's consulting conservator. If you are interested in participating in this project a representative from your institution must attend this workshop. (Please note: While the workshop is open to all, participation in the proposed Environmental Monitoring Project is limited to libraries and repositories in Onondaga, Oneida, Madison and Herkimer counties.)  **In order to qualify for the CLRC's DHP organization rate: you must represent a nonprofit organization, such as an archives, library, historical society, museum or other organization, that holds, collects and makes available historical records (i.e.: local history collections, manuscript and photograph collections, organizational records, etc.); and your organization must be located within the CLRC region of Onondaga, Oneida, Madison and Herkime

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