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Lessons from Save America's Treasures
New Report Provides Case Studies of 21 SAT Grantees

Every now and again it is useful to take a look at past programs and reflect on what we learned. I had the great pleasure of working on such a project over the last several months. The American Architectural Foundation asked us to assist with an evaluation of the Save America’s Treasures project that was funded by the federal government from 1999-2010 through the National Park Service and its partner…

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Save America's Treasures: Impact and Lessons

As part of the National Historic Preservation Fund, Save America’s Treasures awarded nearly 500 grants between 1999 and 2010 through the National Park Service, National Endowment for the Arts, National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Institute of Museum and Library Services to preserve collections that embody the American story. The collections contain major parts of the nation’s artistic, social,…


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Preserving Print
Models for Collective Collection Management

Some 10 years ago, libraries were withdrawing enough of the journal backfiles that were being steadily digitized such that many could foresee a fairly complete print to electronic transition for these materials. There was a precedent for groups of libraries to ensure that among them the “last copy” of a given item would not be discarded, but the pace of withdrawals was clearly accelerating as individual libraries sought to find…

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