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LSUA Archivist Urges Participation in Preservation Survey

Released: 10/12/2010

Central Louisiana museums, libraries, archives, historical societies, public records offices and other cultural heritage institutions are invited to participate in a survey on the preservation status of their material as part of the Louisiana Libraries, Archives and Museums Preservation Project (LA LAMPP).

Michelle Riggs, archivist at LSU Alexandria and a member of the LA LAMPP advisory team, said the results of the survey will be used to structure preservation workshops around the state early next year. Participation in the survey is free and confidential.

“It’s essential that we gather data to determine how the workshops can best serve the needs of the participating organizations,” Riggs said. “The workshops will teach staff how to survey their own collections, provide preservation practices information, and inform participants about potential preservation grants.” Riggs said the results also will be used to develop a grant application for a comprehensive preservation plan in Louisiana.

The survey may be completed online at http://bit.ly/LSPPSurvey. The Connecting to Collections Statewide Preservation Planning Survey is part of an Archives Month initiative in October.

Riggs can be reached for additional information at mriggs@lsua.edu or 619-2960.