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Celebrate Preservation Week 2012 @KSL
Libraries and organizations all over the country celebrate Preservation Week: Pass It On, April 22-28, 2012 with resources that help to preserve personal and shared institutional collections. Preservation Week can help you safely preserve your collections, too, whether it's paper, textiles, photographs (digital and print) or family memorabilia.
KSL Expertise & Opportunities
Kelvin Smith Library is fortunate to have a Preservation Officer and department that supports Preservation Week with informational materials, a series of webinars for the public, and personal conservation appraisals. Expertise that preserves items for generations of researchers is available to everyone during Presentation Week:
• Free resources: information table with sources for preserving personal collections. Main floor, KSL.
• Webinars: presented by nationwide experts & shown on the big screen in LL01. Free, open to the public. Or, register online & watch from your computer.
• Individual conservation appraisals: bring your items to the webinars at KSL, get expert advice on preservation options.
Tuesday, April 24, 2pm-4pm. "Taking Care—Family Textiles." Webinar presenter: Bronwyn Eves, project manager of Illinois Collections Preservation Network. Lower Level 01 room, post-webinar Q&A and consulting opportunities. (Or, register for viewing on your own computer.)
Wednesday, April 25, 3pm-4pm. "Saving Cherished Memorabilia: Preservation Tips for Family Historians." Webinar: staff members, Library of Congress. Lower Level 01 room, post-webinar Q&A and consulting opportunities. (Or, register by April 22 for limited access on your own computer.)
Thursday, April 26, 2pm-3pm. "Preserving Your Personal Digital Photographs." Webinar presenter: Bill LeFurgy, Digital Initiatives Manager, National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program, Library of Congress. Lower Level 01 room, post-webinar Q&A and consulting opportunities. (Or, register for viewing on your own computer.)
Prior appraisals included paper lampshades, Japanese print repair, paintings, measured drawings & more. Preservation Week is an initiative of the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS), a division of the American Library Association.
Posted by Karen Oye on April 9, 2012 02:29 PM