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PA-51859-06

University of Texas, Austin (Austin, TX 78712-0100)
Mary Cunningham Kruppa (Project Director: 07/05/2005 to present)

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

Project fields:
Library Science

Program:
Preservation/Access Projects

Division:
Preservation and Access

Total amounts:
$563,000 (approved)
$488,225 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2006 – 8/31/2008