4 June 2017

Session 170: Libraries: A Call to Action/Best practices in moving collections from the view of preservation and conservation - A Moving Experience: Tears and Cheers

Introduction Jeanne Drewes, P&C section

The National Library of Greece: moving into a new era
The National Library of Greece is moving to its new premises. Such an endeavor, includes a wide range of projects that attend to preservation, among which the preparation of collections for attaching the RFID labels. All preservation projects aim to ensure the safe and successful transfer of the vast and diverse collections.
Dr. Zoitsa (Zoe) Gkinni, Senior Conservator, Christina Tsaroucha, Head of the Conservation Lab, and Dr. Nikolaos SARRIS, Senior Conservator, National Library of Greece.

To Close, or Not to Close – that is the Question
Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University (Connecticut, United States) completed an 18-month renovation project. This paper will address planning for a move, provision of access during construction, and “recovery” after the project is completed.

Rebecca Hatcher, Preservation Coordination Librarian and Registrar, and Natalia Sciarini, Assistant Head of Access Services for Collection Management, Beinecke Library

Boxing Clever: Relocating the National Archives of Australia
In late 2016 the physical relocation of the National Archives of Australia Canberra repository to the new National Archives Preservation Facility (NAPF) began. The relocation was completed in late May 2017.  This paper will cover a broad outline of Preservation’s role in the planning and preparation for the move with a particular focus on the Audio Visual material.

Caroline Milne, Relocation Preservation Quality Assurance Officer, Canberra; Relocation Preservation Quality Assurance Officer

Leveraging Preservation Practices During Large Scale Relocation and De-duplication
Ohio University Libraries is planning to relocate 40,000 scarcely held and locally significant items from its Library Annex to a vendor based storage facility away from the main campus. The authors identify a process by which deficient past preservation practices were overcome and how large scale relocation became an opportunity to establish best practices for the preservation of unique and medium-rare materials going forward.

Miriam Nelson, Head of Preservation; Miriam Intrator, Special Collections Librarian; Katy Mathuews, Head of Collections Assessment & Access; Damon DeBorde, Head of Metadata Services, Ohio University.

On the move from Pretoria to Cape Town: case studies at the National Library of South Africa
At both campuses of the National Library of South Africa (Pretoria and Cape Town) library moves were done in 2008 and 2015 and another move will take place in 2017. The use of different contractors will be discussed ranging from official removal companies to transport contractors and outsourced storage with daily deliveries.

Douwe Drijfhout, Manager Preservation and Conservation Services, National Library of South Africa.

PAC (Preservation and Conservation)

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