Preservation Assessments [PSAP]

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    • #131763
      Ryan Edge

      Hi All,

      I just wanted to share a bit about the Preservation Self-Assessment Program (or “PSAP“), a web application being developed here at the University of Illinois Library (funded by the IMLS) that will be featured in November’s C2C webinar on preservation assessment and collections care.

      For those who aren’t familiar, the PSAP is a forthcoming (free!) online tool designed to aid collection managers (in special collections, archives, museums, historical societies) in performing assessments of their collections. Through targeted, format-based evaluation, the PSAP produces preservation priorities and collection stats for users.

      Just last week, a significant component of the tool was completed—what we’re calling the Format ID Guide. It’s an educational resource loaded with info (and images, videos) on the formats/materials and other factors the PSAP addresses.

      We’re very proud of it—so please have a look and let us know what you think of v1.0 of the ID Guide! Contact with any questions you may have, and hopefully we’ll see you at the C2C webinar on November 5!


      Ryan Edge | Visiting IMLS Project Manager
      Conservation Unit | University of Illinois Libraries
      edge2[at]illinois[dot]edu | 217.300.3012

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      Sharon F. Corey

      I like it and the fact that it is FREE is even better. This type of program is definitely needed at our little museum. You should all be very proud this! I will certainly be joining the Free Webinar here at 2:00 on Wednesday, November 5th to get all the details and look forward to its release in March 2015.

      Sharon F. Corey
      Archives/Collections Volunteer
      Georgetown County Museum & History Center
      Georgetown, South Carolina

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      Ryan Edge

      Hi Sharon,

      Thank you so much for your kind words. I hope you were able to attend yesterday’s webinar! If not, I’m told that it will soon be made available in the Webinar Archives, along with a number of the resources we referred to.

      If you have any further questions or want to get on our mailing list, please feel free to contact us directly at!


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