Physical Locations: Conservation Laboratory, 4th floor Parks Library; Digital Initiatives, and Preservation Services, 2nd floor Parks Library.
Departmental Responsibilities: Coordination and implementation of a preservation program for the University Library collections in all formats. Conservation treatment, digital initiatives, binding, brittle book replacement, environmental monitoring, disaster preparedness, and preservation education are the primary aspects of the preservation program efforts.
ConservationSection Telephone: 515 294-0776
441 Parks LibraryChris Kading, Conservation TechnicianMindy Moeller, Conservation Technician
Responsibilities: Physical care of general, circulating materials in the Parks Library, Library Storage Building, and the Reading Rooms, as well as Special Collections and Archives materials.
Digital InitiativesSection Telephone: 515 294-8951
204 Parks LibraryBill Yungclas, Digital Initiatives, unit leaderLori Bousson, Digital Initiatives, assistant
Responsibilities: Creation and maintenance of the Library's Digital Collections, and contributing digital collections to the Iowa Heritage Digital Collections.
Preservation Services (Reformatting, Deacidification, Binding, Marking and Collation)Section Telephone: 515 294-6348
204 Parks LibraryCindy Wahl, Preservation Services, unit leaderSuzette Schmidt, Collation, assistantJim Wilcox, Marking and Binding, assistant
Responsibilities: This unit brings together all vended services under one manager. It consists of reformatting services including, preservation photocopying and microfilming, custom-fit enclosures, mass deacidification, and commercial library binding. Shelf preparation is also a function of this unit, providing materials with security devices, property stamps, bookplates, and call number labels.
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