Preservation Annual Reports

Preservation Committee Annual Reports

  • 2016 - 2017

    Preservation Standing Committee
    2016-2017 Annual Report

    As some committee members took on new professional challenges, the committee’s rebuilding momentum slowed slightly. Our popular initiatives continued:

    1. The winner of the 2016 Worst Book Contest was announced during the AALL Annual Meeting
    2. Preservation Tip of the Month from Celia Gavett (also posted to LIPA blog)
    3. “Preservation” column in Technical Services Law Librarian from Matthew Jenks

    Finalization of a strategic plan and an annual calendar are a priority for the chair in the coming year. The 2017 Worst Book Contest has already been announced with Travis Williams coordinating entries. The committee is reviewing the Preservation Resources page for usefulness and currency. Two members of the committee have been actively involved with the TS-SIS Committee on Standing Committees. Current members will be remaining on the committee and there is one new member.

    There will be no official on-site meeting in Chicago.

    Submitted by Sharon Bradley, Chair, 6/29/2017

  • 2015 - 2016

    Preservation Standing Committee
    2015-2016 Annual Report

    The past year, or at least since September when I became the chair, the committee has been focused on thinking more long term. Two new initiatives:

    1. Development of a strategic plan – See the draft
    2. Creating an annual calendar – See the draft
    3. Discussing the future of Stay Well-Preserved blog


    1. Finalization of the list of archivists working in law libraries and posting to AALL
    2. Continuation of the Preservation Tip of the Month which is now also posted in the LIPA blog
    3. Sponsorship of the Worst Book Contest, increase in prize money

    There will be no official on-site meeting in Chicago.

    Submitted by Sharon Bradley, Chair

  • 2014 - 2015

    Preservation Standing Committee
    2014-2015 Annual Report

    Preservation Committee members continued to focus on measures to preserve legal information and serve as a resource on preservation for the American Association of Law Libraries. This year the committee reports the following activities:


    1. Committee members served as guest preservation columnist for Technical Services Law Librarian (TSLL).
    2. Compiled a list of archivists working in law libraries; will be made available to TS members soon.
    3. Began preliminary work on documenting the committee’s history from inception to present date.


    1. Celebrated Preservation Week by putting the spotlight on conservation work; highlighted Sherri Thomas, Conservation Technician from Georgetown.
    2. Held the 4th Annual Worst Book Contest. The winner will be announced at the Annual Meeting.
    3. Continued the Preservation Tip of the Month.

    There will be no official on-site meeting in Philadelphia.

    Submitted by Maxine Wright, Chair

  • 2013 - 2014

    Preservation Standing Committee
    2013-2014 Annual Report

    The Preservation Committee has worked to maintain last year’s momentum regarding all types of preservation awareness. This year the committee:

    1. Proposed a program for the Annual Meeting that unfortunately was not accepted.
    2. Continued the Preservation Tip of the Month, celebrating its 1 year anniversary in April 2014. Additionally, an archive of prior tips was added to the TS website.
    3. Joined forces with LIPA to celebrate Preservation Week by soliciting preservation stories from membership and then sharing a story each day of the week (April 27-May 3, 2014).
    4. Held the 3rd Annual Worst Book Contest. The winner will be announced at the Annual Meeting.

    A committee meeting will be conducted in San Antonio with incoming chair Maxine Wright presiding. If available, members will also provide hands on demonstrations of preservation techniques at the LIPA table in the activities area.

    Respectfully submitted,
    Lauren Seney
    College of William & Mary

  • 2012 - 2013

    Preservation Standing Committee
    2012-2013 Annual Report

    The Preservation Committee attempted to broaden horizons this year by developing preservation resources that are available on the website. Some of these will be available as handouts at the annual meeting. The first of these was a page on Digital Preservation, followed by a Preservation Staff Awareness Guide, and finally a list of inexpensive preservation resources. Additionally, all existing resources on the website were reviewed for their relevancy and to confirm that there had not been any link rot. Items were updated or removed as necessary and some new resources were added.

    The committee highlighted Preservation Week in April by sending out 3 different messages to the SIS:

    1. The inaugural Preservation Tip of the Month
    2. Preservation Trivia
    3. Announcement about the 2nd Annual Worst Book contest

    The “Preservation Tip of the Month” has been sent out monthly since April 2013 and includes contact information so anyone can suggest potential topics. Topics covered this year include:

    1. The Preservation Standing Committee Website
    2. Oregon’s Preservation Week display
    3. Tessella and Preservica
    4. Preservation Staff Awareness Guide

    Members of the committee served on a task force with members of DALIC to update the AALL Preservation Policy. The last time the policy had been revised was in 1997. This was completed in early June and was submitted for the agenda of the AALL Board meeting in July.

    During the annual meeting, the Committee will discuss ways to raise awareness about preservation.

    Respectfully submitted,
    Lauren Seney
    College of William & Mary