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Friday, May 31 • 8:30am - 10:00am
(Book and Paper) Archives Conservation (Discussion Session): Is It Real? The Value and Ethics of Using Surrogates

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The Archives Conservation Discussion Group (ACDG) will hold a discussion delving into the issues, uses, and needs of surrogacy in collections. The goal is to engage the panelists and audience in a true discussion.

Discussion Topics

• The Pros /Cons of Surrogate Use in Exhibitions
• Value of Original
• How do Surrogates Affect the User Experience?
• Do Surrogates Mitigate the Damage of the Original?
• Use of Surrogates in Personal Collections
• Conserving and Restoring Surrogates, Where Does it End?
• Creating Processes for Surrogates
• Challenges of Digital Surrogates

The demands on physical collections are growing as interest in unique collections increases. These demands are a concern to the conservation and preservation community. Surrogates are often suggested in order to mitigate damage and exposure of the physical objects. This solution is a controversial topic. Some have embraced this practice while others refuse to make the switch. Which side of the fence are you on? Please attend and voice your opinions and questions in this open discussion.

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Tonia Grafakos-[PA]

Director of Preservation, Northwestern University Libraries
Tonia Grafakos, a Professional Associate member of the AIC, is the Chief Conservator at Northwestern University Library, where she has worked since 2008. She earned a Master of Science in Information Studies with an Advanced Certificate in Conservation from the University of Texas... Read More →

Cher Schneider

Juanita J. and Robert E. Simpson Senior Conservator, University of Illinois Library
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Friday May 31, 2013 8:30am - 10:00am EDT
JW Marriott White River Ballroom E 10 S West St Indianapolis, IN 46204

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