Preservation and Access: Preservation and Access Education and Training

Period of Performance

7/1/2008 - 6/30/2010

Funding Totals (outright + matching)

$512,000.00 (approved)
$512,000.00 (awarded)

Regional Preservation Field Services for the Southeast

FAIN: PE-50012-08

Unaffiliated independent scholar
Randy Walters (Project Director: July 2007 to January 2008)
Marlee Dorn Givens (Project Director: January 2008 to September 2010)

A regional preservation field service program that provides preservation surveys, workshops, and educational materials to libraries, archives, and historical organizations in the Southeast.

SOLINET proposes to provide preservation education and training, reference and information services, and consultations to libraries, archives, and cultural organizations in the Southeast, to improve the ability of institutions to preserve and provide access to information resources and collections. These institutions hold extensive and valuable resources collected over many years to support education, research, and community services in the humanities. Through the Preservation Field Services project, SOLINET will increase preservation knowledge and skills among staff at cultural organizations, provide support for effective preservation planning and management, and strengthen community and regional preservation networks. Project activities include face-to-face and web-based classes, presentations, reference services, disaster assistance, electronic information creation and distribution, and needs assessments.