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University of Texas, Austin (Austin, TX 78712-0100)
Ellen Cunningham-Kruppa (Project Director: July 2005 to December 2008)

Preservation/Access Projects
Preservation and Access

Totals (outright + matching):
$563,000 (approved)
$488,225 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2006 – 8/31/2008

Training Preservation Administrators and Conservators to Preserve the Nation's Humanities Collections

The education of preservation administrators and conservators in the care of library and archival collections in the humanities.

This project will continue and enhance the Preservation and Conservation Studies (PCS) program at the School of Information, The Univ. of Texas at Austin. PCS is the only source of comprehensive education & training for preservation administrators & conservators for library & archival collections. PCS's strength is producing knowledgeable, educated, persuasive professionals to lead at the institutional, consortial, & funding agency levels to chart the course of library & archives preservation for the 21st century. The program uniquely focuses on the needs of whole collections significant for education & scholarly research in the humanities. Graduates receive a Master's degree in information science with an Endorsement of Specialization in Preservation Administration or a Certificate