Sunday, August 8, 2010

FREE workshop - Research into Optimal Environment Conditions for Paper-Based Collections

The Pennsylvania Office of Commonwealth Libraries, in partnership with LYRASIS, received an Institute of Museum and Library Services National Leadership Grant to research environmental conditions and improvements to their Rare Collections Library facility. In addition, the project is working with other cultural heritage organizations in Pennsylvania to test and monitor their collections environments.

The results of this groundbreaking study are in, and now you have the opportunity to join your peers, and learn firsthand how environmental conditions and paper degradation affect rare collections. Research results also include important findings on energy efficiency and cost savings through environmental controls.

Make plans now to join us at:

The Pennsylvania Project Conference

The Pennsylvania Study: Research into Optimal Environment Conditions for Paper-Based Collections

September 16, 2010

State Library of Pennsylvania

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

9:00 – 4:00 PM EST

Don’t miss this opportunity interact with the experts behind this landmark analysis, while also learning how to protect your rare and special collections. Attendees will have the opportunity to tour the new Rare Collections Library facility.

Space is limited for this FREE event. To register, click here. If you would like to register for the workshop, please fill out and print the online registration form, and fax it to 404.892.7879. You will be sent an email confirmation once your registration is complete. Please read the bottom of the form for any important information that may apply. If you have questions or need additional information about class registration, please contact or For further information about the Pennsylvania Project and the conference agenda, please contact:


Senior Consultant for New Initiatives

LYRASIS Mid-Atlantic

614-439-1796 (Cell)

800.999.8558, x 2911

100 N. 20th Street, Suite 302

Philadelphia, PA 19103

Fax: 404.892.7879