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Peter Lowe

Peter Lowe

Peter G Lowe is Emeritus Professor of Civil Engineering in the University of Auckland, New Zealand. His most recent interests have included researching new construction technology, use of waste materials in construction and engineering heritage.

Paper: Engineering Archive - Preservation and Prospects

Abstract: Strategies for collecting, conserving, discussing and making available Engineering Archive are reviewed. Because the field for collecting is so wide, categories need to be identified. The category of books and papers, such as letters, plans, and similar, is a primary interest here. The internet has to some extent replaced conventional books and papers for everyday use and reference. In archival terms this has strengthened the case for wishing and needing to value and conserve the books and papers from the pre-internet era. This need will continue into the future even if the on-line coverage and content continues to expand in unexpected ways. Educational initiatives are also discussed for promoting the preservation of engineering heritage. These initiatives could also complement the aims of the Engineering New Zealand Foundation in the future.

Sir Neil Cossons
Paul Davies
David Dolan
Wayne Johnson
Euan McQueen
Robert McWilliam
Duncan Waterson
David Beauchamp
Trevor Butler
Matthew Churchward
Andrew Cleland
Rachael Egerton
John Fitzmaurice
Don Fraser
John Gibson
Owen Graham
David Hamilton
Bill Harvey
Peter Holmes
Kevin Jones
Paul Mahoney
Tom Williamson
Peter Lowe
Peter Marquis-Kyle
Gavin McLean
Rob Merrifield
Owen Peake
Miles Pierce
John Porter
Nigel Ridgway
Tony Silke
Jim Staton
Richard Venus
Ian Walsh
Daniel Woo
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