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PG-51132-11

University of the Virgin Islands (St. Thomas, VI 00802-6004)
Sherna Gumbs (Project Director: 05/20/2010 to present)

Preservation Care for Caribbean Special Collections

Hiring a consultant to conduct a preservation needs assessment and draft a long-range plan for care of the Caribbean Special Collections at the University of the Virgin Islands Libraries. The assessment would include recommendations for environmental control and monitoring equipment, disaster preparedness, and storage area and collection maintenance. Included in the collections are monographs, pamphlets, periodicals, historic photographs, and other materials dating from the 18th to the 21st century that cover a broad range of topics relating to the culture, social and economic history, and literature of the Caribbean region.

The University of the Virgin Islands libraries will conduct a preservation needs assessment of its Caribbean Special Collections and draft a long-range plan for the care of its materials.

Project fields:
Archival Management and Conservation

Program:
Preservation Assistance Grants

Division:
Preservation and Access

Total amounts:
$6,000 (approved)
$6,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/2011 – 6/30/2012