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Published: March 15, 2001.

Demonstrations

The Preservation Technology and Training Clearinghouse
Mary Carroll , National Center for Preservation Technology, USA
http://www.ncptt.nps.gov

Session: Demo Sessions 1

Core to the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training's World Wide Web site - and central to NCPTT's mission - is the Preservation Technology and Training Clearinghouse (PTTClearinghouse). The PTTClearinghouse (http://www.ncptt.nps.gov/clearinghouse) is the database-driven section of NCPTT's Web site that was developed to fulfill one of the goals listed in NCPTT's Five-Year Plan: "Enhancement of NCPTT as a clearinghouse for historic preservation information." Designed to serve the preservation community, the PTTClearinghouse is interdisciplinary in scope - encompassing archeology, historic architecture, historic landscapes, materials and objects conservation, and interpretation - and is targeted to professionals in government, museums, tribal organizations, academic institutions, and private practice.

This presentation will demonstrate the major features of the PTTClearinghouse and the information available via the site. It will be shown how the PTTClearinghouse can be used to assist in preservation research and as a professional development tool. The development process as well as some advantages and disadvantages in using databases to deliver information via the World Wide Web will be briefly highlighted and discussed.