LSU Shreveport Archives and Special Collections Observes Archives Month
October 04, 2010
Archives and Special Collections at LSU Shreveport observes Archives Month this October with the launch of Louisiana's Connecting to Collections Statewide Preservation Planning Survey.
LSU Shreveport Archives, in collaboration with Louisiana Archives and Manuscripts Association (LAMA), Le Comité des Archives de la Louisiane, Inc., Louisiana Association of Museums (LAM), and LYRASIS (regional library services organization) formed the Louisiana Libraries, Archives, and Museums Preservation Project (LA LAMPP) last spring with the goals of surveying cultural heritage institutions on the preservation status of their historical materials, providing training and education in preservation planning, and developing a comprehensive plan with a view toward a future statewide implementation grant. With a federal grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, LA LAMPP partners have taken the first step by launching a statewide survey of cultural heritage institutions on October 4, 2010.
Any Louisiana museum, library, archives, historical society or public records office is urged to participate in the survey. There is no cost and all responses are absolutely confidential. At stake is a potential $250,000 IMLS Implementation Grant, for which LA LAMPP will apply in 2011. LSU Shreveport Archives and Special Collections urges all area cultural heritage institutions to participate in the survey. This project is funded in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
For more information, contact Laura McLemore at 318-797-5378 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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