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National Preservation Week at Case
"Pass It On: Saving Heritage and Memories," the theme of the nation's first "Preservation Week" is highlighted at Case by the Kelvin Smith Library and the Judge Ben. C. Green Law Library, with display exhibits, free literature, and two public webinars. These events highlight the importance of preservation & educate the general public about the vital role that libraries play in preserving various aspects of our nation's heritage.
May 9-15, 2010 offers multiple learning opportunities for the public (no registration required):
• Free public webinars: Archival 101: Dealing with Suppliers of Archival Products, Peter D. Verheyen, Head of Preservation and Conservation, Syracuse University, Tues. May 11, 2 pm, Law School Gund Hall A62. | Mold Prevention and Remediation, Michele Brown, conservator, Cornell University, Thu. May 13, 2 pm, Law School Gund Hall A62.
• Free preservation assessment services May 10-14th at the Kelvin Smith Library. Make an appointment with a conservator for free preservation assessments of your personal items. Contact the department by phone at 216-368-3465 or email for an appointment Monday - Friday during Preservation Week.
Did You Know?
Over 4.8 billion artifacts are held in public trust for future generations by over 30,000 archives, historical societies, libraries, museums, scientific research collections, and U.S. archaeological repositories. 1.3 billion of the items are at risk of being lost. (Pass It On Factsheet, from original source “A Public Trust at Risk: The Heritage Health Index Report on the State of America’s Collections,” Library of Congress)
Posted by Karen Oye on May 6, 2010 11:00 AM