Subject File, 1960-1995
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Brief Description:

Subject files of Preservation of Library Materials Section, contains agendas, annual reports, minutes, and correspondence, includes bookbinding standards, preservation of library materials, a paper quality statement (1976-77), and correspondence with committee chairs Stephen Ford (1965-68), Frazer G. Poole (1968-70), Paul D. Berrisford (1970-74), Robert D. Stuart (1974-75), Pamela W. Darling (1975-77), Jan Merrill-Oldham (1987-88), Sherry Byrne (1988), Connie Brooks (1989-90), Margaret S. Child (1990-91), Lisa Fox (1991-92), Lorraine Olley (1992-93), Dudley A. Weiss, Executive Director of the Library Binding Institute, and Paul N. Banks, Conservator at the Newberry Library and a consultant to the committee.

Note: the Preservation of Library Materials Section evolved out of the bookbinding committee on January 23, 1970, and in 1995 merged with the Reproduction of Library Materials Section to become part of the Preservation and Reformatting Section (PARS).

Held at:
The American Library Association Archives
19 Library
1408 W. Gregory Drive
Urbana, IL 61802
Phone: 217 333 0798
Fax: 217 244 2868
Email: ala-archives [at] library.illinois.edu
Record Series Number: 31/14/5
Created by: Preservation of Library Materials Section, Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS)
Volume: 1.6 Cubic Feet
Acquired: 03/02/1987. 10/27/1999, 8/20/2004
More information is available at https://files.archon.library.illinois.edu/alasfa/3114005a.pdf
Arrangement: Arranged alphabetically by subject and chronologically by date thereunder
Biographical Note for Preservation of Library Materials Section :

The object of the Preservation of Library Materials Section (PLMS) is to advance the field of library preservation by exercising leadership in the establishment of sound preservation practices; advising and assisting the library profession in developing solutions to preservation problems; initiating cooperation among concerned individuals, institutions, and industries; promoting research in both administrative and technical aspects of the field; fostering the development of standards and specifications for materials, equipments, and techniques; promoting the education of practitioners, the library community, and the public at large; encouraging the establishment of local preservation programs; stimulating publication and dissemination of information; and advocating needs to the government and funding agencies (1).

PLMS evolved out of the Preservation of Library Materials Committee (PLM) around 1980 (2). Prior to 1970 PLM was called the Bookbinding Committee (3).

The Preservation of Library Materials Section evolved out of the bookbinding committee on January 23, 1970, and in 1995 merged with the Reproduction of Library Materials Section to became part of the Preservation and Reformatting Section (PARS).

Sub-Groups

Executive Committee

Conference Programs

Disaster Preparedness Preconference Planning

Education

Library/Binders Relations

Library Binding Regional Institute (ad hoc)

Nominating Committee

Physical Quality of Library Materials

Policy and Research

Library Binding Discussion Group

Preservation Administrators

Preservation of Library Materials

Subject Index
Bookbinding
Bookbinding, Committee On
Paper Permanence
Preservation of Collections
Preservation of Library Materials Committee
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Related Materials: Preservation and Reformatting Section (PARS) Subject File, RS 31/16/6