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Cover images, clockwise from upper left: Ages of man, from Bartolomaeus Anglicus, De proprietatibus rerum (Lyons, 1486); opening page of book 2, from Pliny the Elder, Naturalis historia (Rome, 1470); Trojan Horse from L'Eneïde de Virgile (Lyons, 1560); earth and its divisions, from Bartolomaeus Anglicus, De propretatibus rerum. Rare Book and Special Collections Division, Library of Congress.

Coin showing Janus, Roman god of beginnings, doors, and gates.

Preface
JAMES H. BILLINGTON

Acknowledgments

Introduction
WINSTON TABB

CULTURAL HERITAGE AT RISK
Today's Stewardship Challenge

1. Stewardship: The Janus Factor
NANCY M. CLINE

2. Learning to Blush: Librarians and the Embarrassment of Experience
WERNER GUNDERSHEIMER

AS STRONG AS ITS WEAKEST LINK
Developing Strategies for a Security Program

3. As Strong as Its Weakest Link: The Human Element
LAURIE SOWD

4. Developing a Plan for Collections Security: The Library of Congress Experience
STEVEN J. HERMAN

5. Creating a Culture of Security in the University of Maryland Libraries
CHARLES B. LOWRY

THE BIG PICTURE
Preservation Strategies in Context

6. Building a National Preservation Program: National Endowment for the Humanities Support for Preservation
JEFFREY M. FIELD

7. Safeguarding Heritage Assets: The Library of Congress Planning Framework for Preservation
DORIS A. HAMBURG

8. Taking Care: An Informed Approach to Library Preservation
JAN MERRILL-OLDHAM

THE SILVER LINING
Coping with Theft, Vandalism, Deterioration, and Bad Press

9. Picking Up the Pieces: The Lengthy Saga of a Library Theft
JEAN W. ASHTON

10. The Federal Bureau of Investigation's Art Theft Program
LYNNE CHAFFINCH

11. The Silver Lining: Recovering from the Shambles of a Disaster
CAMILA A. ALIRE

BUILDING THE BUDGET
Promoting Your Program and Meeting Funding Demands for Preservation and Security

12. Funding for Preservation: The Strengths of Our Past
NANCY E. GWINN

13. Securing Preservation Funds: National and Institutional Requirements
DEANNA B. MARCUM

14. Strategies for Funding Preservation and Security
JAMES G. NEAL

UNDERSTANDING SUCCESS
Measuring Effectiveness of Preservation and Security Programs

15. Measuring the Effectiveness of Preservation and Security Programs at the Library of Congress
FRANCIS M. PONTI

16. Measuring Environmental Quality in Preservation
JAMES M. REILLY

ELECTRONIC INFORMATION AND DIGITIZATION
Preservation and Security Challenges

17. Preservation, Security, and Digital Content
CARL FLEISCHHAUER

18. The Coming Crisis in Preserving Our Digital Cultural Heritage
CLIFFORD A. LYNCH

19. Electronic Information and Digitization: Preservation and Security Challenges
MAXWELL L. ANDERSON

PEOPLE, BUILDINGS, AND COLLECTIONS
Innovations in Security and Preservation

20. Making the Library of Congress Secure: Innovation and Collaboration
KENNETH E. LOPEZ

21. What Can We Afford to Lose?
ABBY SMITH

22. National Research Libraries and Protection of Cultural Resources
JAMES F. WILLIAMS, II

Conclusion
WINSTON TABB AND MARK ROOSA

Notes

Contributors

Index (omitted from the online edition)


LIBRARY OF CONGRESS CATALOGING-IN-PUBLICATION DATA

To preserve and protect : the strategic stewardship of cultural resources.
p. cm.
Essays from the symposium held at the Library of Congress,
Oct. 30-31, 2000.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 0-8444-1060-8 (alk. paper)
1. Library materials—Conservation and restoration—Congresses. 2. Archival materials—Conservation and restoration—Congresses. 3. Digital preservation—Congresses. 4. Libraries—Security measures— Congresses. 5. Cultural property—Protection—Congresses. 6. Library of Congress—Congresses.
I. Library of Congress.

Z701 .T6 2002
025.8'4—dc21

2002066140



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