CoOL Update from AIC

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From the AIC website:

Following is an update regarding the status of the Conservation DistList and Conservation Online (CoOL).

Walter Henry and John Burke, who have been working tirelessly on this project, have made significant strides towards the goal of returning all the above materials to active status at a new server location. Successes include the physical transfer of the server machines which have contained these resources from Stanford Libraries to TDL, a California-based web hosting company. Now that the new location of CoOL is settled, Walter and John are engaged in reconfiguring each of the complex pieces that comprise it. Much of the CoOL site is now active online, including the DistList archive (other listserv archives are not yet available). We are currently still in the process of setting up other materials including AIC specialty group websites, the JAIC online archive, and other associated web sites.

In the meantime, please be aware that the email listservs for AIC and other groups associated with CoOL are still active - feel free to continue using them. The DistList is not yet back to regular postings - when it is, messages will be posted to announce its return and to inform you how to resume submitting material for inclusion in future postings. The new URL location of CoOL will also be announced when the site is complete.

We hope to have all the above materials back to normal, active status as quickly as possible. Due to the number of resources included with CoOL, which have grown in size and complexity over the course of 20 years, additional time is needed to complete the process of protecting them for the future. If you have any questions, please let us know by emailing

- The Board and Staff of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic & Artistic Works,