LAST CALL for Research Partners in Image Permanence Institute?s IMLS-Funded WebERA Project ? January 15, 2008 Deadline
The Image Permanence Institute (IPI) is calling for applications from U.S. museums and libraries to participate as research partners to test the design and function of WebERA, a novel web-based system for environmental risk analysis and collection storage quality ranking that will enable collections care staff to efficiently manage large volumes of environmental data using preservation metrics and automated analysis. The WebERA concept has evolved through thirteen years of environmental research and development at IPI.
Interested institutions need to apply by January 15, 2008 using the
online application at http://www.imagepermanenceinstitute.org/shtml_sub/weberainfo.asp. Ten
Our partners will be given IPI?s new PEM2Ò standalone dataloggers for their monitoring needs (an average of 20 per institution). They will interact with IPI as a series of key features and functions are programmed and added to WebERA for use and evaluation. A web-log will be the avenue for feedback and tech support. Near the end of the project IPI will prepare an Environmental Risk Assessment Final Report for each partner, including analysis, collection risk assessment, input about mechanical system functions, and suggestions for improvement to preservation quality.
Funding for ?Research and Development for Web-Based
Environmental Risk Analysis (WebERA)? is provided by the