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Preservation of Eastern Shore Public Library Archives
Cara Burton, Eastern Shore Public Library Foundation

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Eastern Shore Public Library Preservation Site Reort (Report)
Title: Eastern Shore Public Library Preservation Site Reort
Author: Leigh A. Grinstead, LYRASIS, 1438 W. Peachtree Street NW, Atlantic GA 30309
Abstract: The NEH PAG project goals were to hire a consultant to conduct a preservation needs assessment of the local history and archives collection to: 1. Assess existing ESPL archival collections 2. Create a preservation plan that includes planning priorities and access to the collection, and 3. Trains ESPL and members of the Eastern Shore of Virginia (ESVA) Museum Network to learn best practices for care and handling of materials. A report was generated as a result of a one-day workshop and study by the consultant resulting in many near-term recommendations to move forward with collections care at the current library. However, from the consultant's perspective, the move to a new facility in Parksley will be absolutely critical for the long-term care and preservation and access of the collections.
Date: 06/27/2019