Preservation Working Group Meeting: October 17, 2011

VoIP Meeting

Members attending: Rob DeLand (VanderCook College of Music), Ross Griffiths (Illinois State University), Julie Mosbo (Southern Illinois University Carbondale), Bonnie Parr (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum)

Members absent: David Bell (Eastern Illinois University), Katherine Risseeuw (Northwestern University), Cason Snow (Northern Illinois University)

CARLI Staff attending: Elizabeth Clarage

Recorder: Bonnie Parr

Those who haven’t yet reviewed the minutes for the August 26 meeting please do so and initial at the bottom of the report.


CARLI Newsletter Contributions 

Submissions are up-to-date for the next four months (written by Cason, David, Julie, Ross); Ross’ blog with pictures connected to his article was noted.

Preservation Webliography

Members should check the links for their assigned sections and post any updates or additional links by October 28; corrections/additions may be either posted on the wiki or emailed to Elizabeth Clarage; Julie will send an email reminding members of this.


  • Julie is turning in the paperwork for Collections Care II by November 4; the workshop (limited to 20 participants) will be held April 23, 2012, from 10am-3pm at the Heartland Community College, Normal; the workshop will be in two parts – a presentation about withdrawing collection items due to condition issues (about 45 minutes, presented by Julie and/or Ross) and a hands-on segment about enclosures for circulating and special collections (about 3 hours, presented by Andrew Huot and Bonnie); Julie needs supply lists and idea of vendors to contact about donating supplies by Oct 25.
  • Mold/Water Disaster Recovery Workshop – Bonnie asked if this workshop can be linked in any way with similar-themed workshops currently being planned by the Illinois Collections Preservation Network (ICPN); Julie will look into what CARLI can do to support those workshops.


Julie gave an update on activities of the Digital Preservation subcommittee:

  • Planning continues – choosing speakers, deciding on topics – for a program about the basics of digital preservation; the program is called “Digital Preservation: An Introduction to Technologies and Processes for the Care of Digital Collections” and is scheduled for April 10, 2012.
  • Congratulations to Lynne Thomas at NIU for being awarded an IMLS National Leadership grant for a project to set up institutional repositories for digital information.

There was no other business. Meeting adjourned at about 9:30 am.

Future Meeting Dates

Monday, December 12th @ 8:45am (login/ 9-11am VOIP)
Monday, February 27th @ 8:45am (login/9-11am VOIP)
Wednesday, April 12th @ 8:45am (login/9-11am VOIP)
Friday, May 11th @ 10am (In-person meeting to be held at CARLI office, Champaign)