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University of Iowa News Release

May 9, 2006

UI Libraries To Co-Host Material Preservation Training Program

The Iowa Conservation and Preservation Consortium (ICPC) and University of Iowa Libraries will host a series of day-long preservation workshops held at four locations across the state in June.

The preservation sessions are designed for archivists, conservators, county clerks, curators, genealogists, librarians, museum workers, registrars, volunteers and anyone who cares about conserving and preserving our material heritage. The general public is welcomed.

The hands-on session will be held at the following locations:

--June 1, Indianola, Simpson College, Dunn Library

--June 2, Storm Lake, Buena Vista University, Buena Vista University Library

--June 8, Mt. Pleasant, Iowa Wesleyan University, Iowa Wesleyan University Library

--June 9, Waverly, Wartburg College, Wartburg College Library

Cost is $40 for a member of the Iowa Conservation and Preservation Consortium, $50 for a non-member.

More information and registration form can be found on the Web at:

Information is also available by contacting Nancy E. Kraft at 319-335-5286 or or Lucy David at 319-338-0514 or

Participants will have the opportunity to perform a full book repair, mount and mat a photograph, learn basics of digitizing photographs, repair a wooden object and discover the basics of cataloging and accessioning of museum and archival collections. University of Iowa Libraries instructors includes Nancy E. Kraft, UI preservation librarian, and Susan Hansen, UI book repair supervisor.

The Iowa Conservation and Preservation Consortium (ICPC) is a membership organization seeking to initiate, encourage, and enhance preservation and conservation activities by providing basic preservation education and training.  Funding for the 2006 preservation training program was partially supported through funding from the Resource Enhancement and Protection act through a Historical Resource Development Program grant from the State Historical Society of Iowa.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa News Service, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 371, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500.

MEDIA CONTACT: Tom Snee, 319-384-0010,