BPL was asked to be a partner after we began using IPI's program to monitor the environmental conditions of our special collections. We are one of only two public library systems in the U.S. that monitor our collections with IPI's program. The other is the New York Public Library (NYPL).
BPL joins the libraries at Yale University, Cornell University, UCLA, and NYPL as partners for the project, which is funded by the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services through its National Leadership Grant Program. IPI's team of experts on special collections preservation and building systems is coming in April to begin working on the investigation.
For more information on the project see the RIT University News.
For more information on IPI see: www.imagepermanenceinstitute.org.