“An optimal preservation environment is one that achieves the best possible preservation of collections with the least possible consumption of energy, and is sustainable over time.”
“Optimal practices can yield a 10% to 30% reduction in energy costs using existing equipment without risk to long-term collection preservation.”
Jeremy Linden, Senior Preservation Environmental Specialist, Image Permanence Institute, will present a one-day workshop that will bring facilities and collections care staff together to achieve a shared goal -- the best preservation of collections with the least possible consumption of energy, in a program that is sustainable over time.
The goal of the workshop is to bring together facilities and collections care staff from cultural heritage organizations as a team, to assist them in understanding how they can work together to assure preservation quality and energy savings. Topics to be covered include the role of environment in deterioration, the factors that shape the storage environment, best practices for monitoring and data analysis, and energy saving opportunities. The program will also include time to talk with colleagues about their individual successes and solutions.
Jeremy Linden joined IPI in January 2010 and is an internationally-recognized speaker on environmental control issues. He is primarily involved in the environmental management activities of IPI and works on issues of material preservation, mechanical system performance, energy-saving and sustainability.
This program will take place at the State Library of Ohio, October 21, 2014. Look for registration details in early summer.
Following this one-day workshop, the Ohio Connecting to Collections partners, in partnership with the Ohio Preservation Council will be offering regional workshops on environmental control and disaster planning and recovery issues in mid-November. Details and registration information will be announced later in the summer.
This project is funded by an Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) Connecting to Collections grant awarded to the State Library of Ohio.