CLIR to Develop Web-Based Tutorials on Preservation for Southeast Asia

CLIR Press Release

NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release: April 18, 2001

Contact: Anne R. Kenney 607-255-6875

CLIR to Develop Web-Based Tutorials on Preservation for Southeast Asia

WASHINGTON D.C.—The Henry Luce Foundation has awarded a grant to CLIR to develop Web-based tutorials on preservation and conservation for use in Southeast Asia. The tutorials will enable librarians, archivists, preservation administrators, and other cultural information practitioners to acquire basic and reliable preservation information, and to develop strategies and responses to preservation challenges distinctive to their climate, culture, resources, and content.

The initiative will be directed by Anne R. Kenney, director of programs at CLIR and associate director of Cornell University’s Department of Preservation, and John F. Dean, director of the Department of Preservation. Work will begin in June and the first modules are scheduled for implementation by summer 2002.

“I am very pleased that CLIR will be able to expand its work in preservation awareness to Southeast Asia. We look forward to building new partnerships there, and are grateful to the Henry Luce Foundation for its support of this project,” said CLIR President Deanna Marcum.

After the tutorials have been implemented and evaluated in Southeast Asia, CLIR anticipates adapting the modules for use in other regions of the world.

The Council on Library and Information Resources is a private, nonprofit organization that works in partnership with the nation’s libraries, archives, and universities to develop and encourage collaborative strategies for preserving and providing access to the accumulated human record and to help them adapt to changes produced by digital information.