Paper Lab: Training 2000

Library and Archives Preservation: Introduction to the Preservation Activities at the Smithsonian Center for Materials Research and Education (Dianne van der Reyden) 
Held March 16, 2000 
Offered through the University of Maryland's College of Library and Information Services (LBSC), this half-day session was for graduate students enrolled in LBSC's Library and Archives Preservation Course. The dozen students attending were updated on SCMRE's developments in paper conservation, featuring specifically outreach activities including videos, web curricula, etc. The students were introduced to the type of scientific facilities required for paper preservation research into the nature and care of specialty papers (such as tracing and pigment coated papers) found in libraries and archives.  

Challenges Facing Museums: Conservation and Preservation in the New Millennium (Dianne van der Reyden) 
Held March 28 & 30, 2000 
These two sessions were part of a training course offered by the US Army Center of Military History (CMH). The first session, attended by almost one hundred attendees, featured a panel discussion on preservation strategic planning, held at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City, Arlington, VA. The second session, attended by 50 participants, included a tour of the SCMRE facilities at the Museum Support Center, Suitland, MD. 

US Army Center for Military History image

Preserving Memories (Dianne van der Reyden) 
Held May 26, 2000 
This workshop was part of the annual Military Survivor Seminar for the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), to be held at the Marriott Crystal Gateway, Arlington, VA. It covered the preservation of memorabilia, including documents, newspaper clippings, and photograph albums. 

Preservation Environmental Monitors and the Climate Notebook Software Program (Dianne van der Reyden, Mary Studt) 
Held July 19, 2000 
This half-day session, attended by over 30 staff of the Smithsonian and other agencies, featured a demonstration and discussion by Jim Reilly, Director of the Image Permanence Institute (IPI). IPI is known for it's many useful preservation tools including aids for the identification of photos, Photo Activity Tests, Film-Based Deterioration A-D Strips, and the freely downloadable Preservation Calculator. Reilly introduced IPI's latest breakthrough: an integrated program for monitoring and evaluating storage systems for collections. This was the first meeting of 2000 for the Smithsonian Institution's Research, Library and Archives
Collections Conservation Task Force (RELACT). For further information, see RELACT's upcoming events list or calendar for the appropriate date. 

Jim Reilly, IPI

Bugging Out: Integrated Pest Management (Dianne van der Reyden, Mary Studt) 
Held November 16, 2000 
This lecture and workshop was part of the 8th annual program for Smithsonian Institution's Research, Library and Archives Collections Conservation Task Force (RELACT). An introductory lecture on IPM for paper-based collections, attended by 40 staff from the Smithsonian and other agencies, touched on issues of history, traditional techniques, strategies, assessment, threshold determination, control and evaluation. The workshop, attended by 20 participants, consisted of a series of practical exercises to implement some of the topics covered in the lecture. 

Lecture on identification by Mark Epstein 

Lecture on pest identification

Lab exercise on monitoring for pests 

Lab exercise on pest monitoring

Surveying for integrated pest management

Surveying for integrated pest management