Monday, February 28, 2011

California Preservation Program wins Prestigious Award

The California Preservation Program (CPP) is the winner of the George Cunha and Susan Swartzburg Award for Collaborative Preservation. The CPP was selected out of a pool of several worthy nominees.

What began as a collaboration among a few preservation librarians in the University of California system has expanded into a strong network of individuals and small, medium and large libraries, museums, archives, historical societies, records repositories and other cultural organizations all around the state. The CPP works together to enhance disaster preparedness services, develop collection assessment tools, provide digital preservation education, create a statewide audiovisual preservation program, and integrate services with regional and national preservation programs.

As one of the nominators of the award wrote, “the California Preservation Program has defined collaborative statewide preservation in this decade.” The Award Committee agrees and is delighted to select them as the winners of the 2011 LBI George Cunha and Susan Swartzburg Award.

The Award includes a $1250 award donated by the Library Binding Institute and a citation and will be presented at the ALCTS Awards Ceremony at the ALA Annual Conference in June.

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