MELBOURNE, FLA. –Treasured objects and artifacts held by Florida Tech’s Evans Library will be preserved for future generations with the help of a recent
grant. The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), in cooperation with the American Association of State and Local History, has provided the
library’s sought-after Connecting to Collections Bookshelf.
This core set of conservation books, DVDs, and online resources focuses on collections typically found in libraries’ special collections. It addresses
topics that include the philosophy and ethics of collecting, collections management and planning, emergency preparedness and culturally specific
conservation issues. “Especially on the brink of its 50th anniversary, Florida Tech is committed to improving access to its history. This collection will
provide guidance on how to gather and organize print and photographic materials into an archive and how to preserve them,” said Celine Lang, Evans Library
Florida Tech’s Evans Library is among the first to receive this essential set of resources. The library was selected based on an application describing its
needs and plans for the care of its collections.
The library, the heart of Florida Tech information retrieval, offers campus-wide and worldwide access through its LINK — the Library Information NetworK. The
LINK (http://www.lib.fit.edu) delivers a catalog of library materials, online databases, electronic journals and books, reference and research resources,
online instruction and Internet sites organized by discipline. Evans Library provides a full range of academic information services.
The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of federal support for the nation’s 122,000 libraries and 17,500 museums.
The Institute’s mission is to create strong libraries and museums that connect people to information and ideas.