Preservation and Access: Preservation and Access Education and Training

Period of Performance

7/1/2009 - 6/30/2011

Funding Totals

$450,000.00 (approved)
$450,000.00 (awarded)

Imaging and Preservation Field Services for the Southwestern United States

FAIN: PE-50028-09

Amigos Library Services (Dallas, TX 75244-3509)
Gina Lahman Bundy Minks (Project Director: July 2008 to October 2011)

A regional field service program that provides workshops, consultations, preservation surveys, disaster response assistance, reference services, and educational materials on preservation and digitization to libraries, archives, and cultural heritage organizations in the Southwest.

Amigos' Imaging and Preservation Service (IPS) is a unit of Amigos Library Services, Inc., a membership based organization serving the education, consulting and technology needs of libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural heritage institutions in the Southwestern United States. Established in 1991 with funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities as a preservation information center, Amigos' activities in preservation, and later imaging, have expanded to include workshops, site surveys, consulting, project management, disaster preparedness and response, and regional and national presentations. Services are targeted to the Amigos region that includes Arizona, Arkansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas. Services are also available to cultural institutions west of the Mississippi that do not have access to another regional preservation center. To continue offering premier service, the Amigos Imaging and Preservation Service is requesting continued support from NEH.