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News from the Book and Paper Group Chair

by Michelle Facini | May 5, 2016

2016 AIC Annual Meeting: Destination Montréal: 2016 AIC & CAC-ACCR

Be sure to purchase a ticket to join your Book and Paper Group colleagues for Monday night's reception at the magnificent Bibliothéque et Archives Nationales du Québec, available for purchase online or in person at the registration booth. Catch up with old friends, meet new acquaintances, and enjoy all-inclusive food and drinks. Shuttle service will be provided. Members $35, non-members $45, students $15.

This year's meeting will include a BPG Tips Session on Tuesday, May 17th, from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m.The session will incorporate two full-length treatment-focused talks as well as approximately 40 minutes of shorter tips and about 15–20 minutes for Q&A and/or additional tips. An optional $25 box lunch may be purchased in advance of the session.

Many thanks to our Discussion Group Chairs, who are busy finalizing programs.The Art on Paper Discussion Group (APDG), chaired by Stephanie Lussier, Cyntia Karnes, and Rachel Freeman, will focus on aqueous treatment practices: "Paper is Part of the Picture: Connoisseurship and Conservation Practice" while the Archives Conservation Discussion Group (ACDG), chaired by Andrea Knowlton and Dawn Mankowski, will feature a panel focusing on emergency preparedness and response: "Innovative Approaches to Disaster Response:Real-Life Tips and Tricks."

BPG is planning another annual meeting Wiki Hack session for those already working on the BPG Wiki and those interested in helping, but don't know where to start. All are welcome to participate, especially members with limited or no Wiki experience. Bring a laptop if you can, as well as your Wiki login information if you're already signed up. Contact Denise Stockman or Evan Knight for more information at bookandpapergroup.wiki@ gmail.com.

The BPG Business Meeting is Monday, May 16, at 7:15 a.m. About one week before the annual meeting, keep an eye out for a BPG business meeting email from info@conservation-us.org providing more information and online access to the Business Meeting documents.

The room block at the Hyatt Regency Montréal is currently sold out, however the AIC office has organized room blocks at three additional hotels in the immediate vicinity of the conference center. As always, if you secured a reservation and are not attending the meeting, kindly cancel via the AIC office in order to make availability for others.

Online Member Tools

Are you using SCHED to plan your annual meeting? SCHED allows you to create a custom schedule with viewing capabilities on your smartphone and online calendars, or choose to email or print it – whatever your preference! http://aics44thannual-meeting2016.sched.org

If you can't come to Montréal this year, join us virtually on Conservators Converse http://www.conservators-converse.org/ and follow along, thanks to volunteer blogging from your colleagues! The AIC website http://www.conservation-us.org/ should be your one-stop destination for member resources and colleague connections.

Specialty Group Website

Thanks to all our members who kindly shared images with the BPG Publications Committee for the upcoming website redesign! Many organizational improvements have been made to the main AIC website as a result of the technical work spearheaded by BPG webmasters Bruce Bumbarger and Henry Hebert. Many thanks to them and BPG PubComm Chair Sarah Reidell, as well as the AIC office staff and AIC board for being supportive of this project. The new BPG specialty site will be made available shortly to members for news, information, and important legacy content. Stay tuned for our upcoming launch!

To Our Volunteers

Many thanks to our BPG and CAC-ACCR officers, volunteers, and members who have been diligently working all year and are now finalizing preparations for the meeting in Montreal – we appreciate all your organization and efforts!

As my chair tenure is now at a close, I would like to personally thank my executive council, committee chairs, and our many BPG volunteers for their time and expertise. The high-level work being performed on behalf of our membership is extraordinary, and I am truly grateful to have participated in so many important projects with such dynamic people! Volunteering time is never easy or convenient, but the chance to support your colleagues and secure our future is one of the most important things you can do for the field.When the opportunity arises, please consider sharing your time and expertise!


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BPG Annual Meeting News

by Michelle Facini | Apr 10, 2016

2016 AIC Annual Meeting: Destination Montréal

May is fast approaching – have you registered for the annual meeting? "Emergency! Preparing for Disasters and Confronting the Unexpected in Conservation" will be held from Friday, May 13 through Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at the Palais des Congrès in Montreal, Canada. Explore SCHED, the online meeting schedule, to plan your attendance amongst this year's high-quality presentations, workshops, seminars and insider tours of local attractions.

BPG Reception

Be sure to purchase your ticket to join your Book and Paper Group colleagues for Monday night's reception at the magnificent Bibliothèque et Archives Nationales du Québec, now available online for purchase. Catch up with old friends, meet new acquaintances, and enjoy all inclusive food and drinks. BPG members $35, non-members $45, students $15.

Send us your Tips!

The annual meeting in Montréal will include a BPG lunchtime Tips Session. If you have a practical treatment tip or recent discovery related to book and paper conservation that you would like to submit or share, please email angela.campbell.bpg@gmail.com. The session will include two full-length talks and as many tips as we can incorporate. Tips are extremely valuable and will be included in the Book and Paper Group Annual, so please have publication-quality photos available.

Discussion Group Activities

Many thanks to our Discussion Group Chairs who are busy crafting wonderful programming for our upcoming annual meeting. The Art on Paper Discussion Group (APDG), chaired by Stephanie Lussier, Cynthia Karnes, and Rachel Freeman, will focus on aqueous treatment practices – "Paper is Part of the Picture: Connoisseurship and Conservation Practice", while the Archives Conservation Discussion Group (ACDG), chaired by Andrea Knowlton and Dawn Mankowski, will feature a panel focusing on emergency preparedness and response – "Innovative Approaches to Disaster Response: Real-Life Tips and Tricks".

Accomodations

The room block at the Hyatt Regency Montréal is currently sold out, however the AIC office has organized room blocks at three additional hotels in the immediate vicinity of the conference center. As always, if you secured a reservation and are not able to attend, kindly cancel in order to allow room availability for others.

Are you using SCHED to plan your annual meeting? SCHED allows you to create a custom schedule with viewing capabilities on your smartphone and online calendars, or choose to email or print it- whatever your preference!


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New Procedure for Approving Annual Business Meeting Minutes

by Michelle Facini | Apr 10, 2016

This year, with encouragement and support from the AIC Office, BPG will pilot online voting for approval of our business meeting minutes.

What does this mean?

Instead of voting to approve the 2015 BPG Business Meeting Minutes at the start of our business meeting in Montreal, members will vote online.

What's the process?

The 2015 (Miami) BPG Business Meeting Minutes were put online and access instructions were included in the BPG Column of the November 2015 AIC News. In the next few weeks, BPG will send all members those access instructions again, with information on how to submit revisions, and the period during which online voting will be open. Please look out for this email, which will be sent to the account you have on file with AIC.

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News from the BPG Officers

Conference Update from the Book and Paper Group Executive Council

by Michelle Facini | May 6, 2016

We look forward to seeing you at all the Book and Paper Sessions AND at the:

1. Wiki Session (Sunday, May 15, 5:30-6:15 pm, Room 210 AB/EF)

2. Breakfast Business Meeting (Monday, May 16, 7:15-8:30 am, Room 210 AB/EF, breakfast available starting at 7:00). View and print the 2016 BPG Business Meeting Agenda and 3 other related documents: 2016 Treasurer's Report; 2015 Proposed to Actual Budget; 2016 Proposed Budget (This link will take you to a login page. Once you log in, you'll see the BPG Group Resources. Use the pull-down menu on the right side of the page to Sort By Date Added (new to old). Click the name of the document (e.g., 2016 Business Meeting Agenda), then click the green Download Resource button.)

3. Film Screening, “The Restoration of Books” (Monday, May 16, 12:00-1:00 pm, Room 210). The film, made by Roger Hill in 1968 for the Royal College of Art, London, focuses on the conservation efforts at the National Library in Florence, after the flood.

4. Reception (Monday, May 16, 6:30-9:30 pm). If you haven't already, buy your reception ticket online or at the registration desk to help support BPG and see the magnificent Bibliothèque et Archives Nationales du Québec Vieux-Montréal (535 Avenue Viger E, a 15 minute walk from the convention center). Catch up with old friends, meet new colleagues, and enjoy all inclusive food and drinks. Members $35, non-member $45, students $15. There will be 2 tours of the BAnQ V-M at 6:00 and 6:30, each limited to 40 people (AIC plans to send a sign-up for the tours in advance). We encourage you to walk to the BAnQ V-M. Or take the bus on a loop (Hyatt, Convention Center, BAnQ V-M), starting around 6:00.

5.  Book and Paper Tips Session/Luncheon (Tuesday, May 17, 12:00 - 2:00 pm, Room 510) The session will include two full-length talks and as many tips as we can incorporate. If you have a practical treatment tip or recent discovery related to book and paper conservation that you would like to share please step up to our open mic during this session. Tips are extremely valuable and will be included in the Book and Paper Group Annual, so please have publication-quality photos available, email angela.campbell.bpg@gmail.com.  

Finally, we still need bloggers for several BPG talks on Sunday and Monday, as well as for the Tips session (12:00-2:00) on Tuesday and for the Art on Paper DG session on Tuesday afternoon. If you complete posts for two talks, you will be entered to win a free registration to AIC's 45th Annual Meeting in Chicago in 2017! Sign-up here.

See you next week!

2016 BPG Executive Council
Michelle Facini, Chair
Angela Campbell, Program Chair
Victoria Binder, Assistant Program Chair
Mary Oey, Secretary/Treasurer


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Archives Conservation Discussion Group

BPG Archives Discussion Group Annual Meeting News

by Michelle Facini | Apr 18, 2016

The 2016 Archives Conservation Discussion Group (ACDG), chaired by Andrea Knowlton and Dawn Mankowski, will feature a panel focusing on emergency preparedness and response – "Innovative Approaches to Disaster Response: Real-Life Tips and Tricks". Tuesday, May 17 from 2:00pm–4:00pm. http://sched.co/4h2F

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Art on Paper Discussion Group

BPG Art on Paper Discussion Group Annual Meeting News

by Michelle Facini | Apr 18, 2016

The 2016 Art on Paper Discussion Group (APDG), chaired by Stephanie Lussier, Cynthia Karnes, and Rachel Freeman, will focus on aqueous treatment practices – "Paper is Part of the Picture: Connoisseurship and Conservation Practice." Tuesday, May 17 from 2:00 pm–4:00 pm. http://sched.co/64se

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Library Collections Conservation Discussion Group

BPG Library Collections Conservation Annual Meeting News

by Michelle Facini | Apr 18, 2016

The Library Collections Conservation Discussion Group (LCCDG) is inactive during the 2015–2016 year and will not meet at the AIC Annual Meeting in Montreal.

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Education Committee

BPG Education and Programs Committee News

by Jodie Utter | Apr 18, 2016

Do you have a workshop idea or institutional event ripe for a symposium? Please contact Jodie Utter (jodie.utter at cartermuseum.org), BPG Education and Programs Committee Chair, with any thoughts or suggestions.

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Wiki

BPG Wiki Annual Meeting News

by Michelle Facini | Apr 18, 2016

The Book and Paper Wiki Coordinators and Compilers invite you to join us at the AIC Annual Meeting in Montreal for a discussion of what's new with the Wiki this year, and what we are planning for the future. We invite all BPG members to attend and hear more about the continuing development of this online resource, including new and evolving pages, more photos, usability improvements, and the adoption of nomenclature from the Ligatus Bindings Thesaurus. Sunday, May 15 from 5:30 pm–6:15 pm. http://sched.co/5vEu

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