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Celebrate Preservation Week at Kelvin Smith Library!
Preservation week is an annual national event sponsored by the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (a division of the American Library Association) to increase public awareness of preservation needs. To celebrate, the following free events will be offered at Kelvin Smith Library. Attendees of one or more of three different webinars about preserving personal items will be entered into a drawing to win a basket of archival supplies from Dick Blick!
All webinars will be held in room LL06 B&C on the library's lower level. A live book repair demonstration will also take place at the library's entrance.
- Webinar 1: "Low-cost Ways to Preserve Family Archives" Learn how to keep your collections of family papers, photos, cookbooks and other personal collectables in good physical condition so they will last a long time.
Tuesday April 29 from 2-3PM
- Webinar 2: "Personal Digital Preservation: Bigger than a Shoebox" This is a 2 hour Lyrasis distance education class, free for Preservation week, exploring the challenges of personal digital preservation and techniques you can use to plan for long-term access of your digital collections of all types.
Thursday, May 1 from 10AM-12PM
- Webinar 3: "Preserving Scrapbooks and Making New Scrapbooks that Last" Scrapbooks can be challenging to preserve since they often contain a variety of materials. In this webinar, participants will learn the common problems associated with long-term preservation of scrapbooks, how to identify problem materials in older scrapbooks and what to do about them, and how to identify the most stable materials and bindings for creating new scrapbooks.
Thursday, May 1 from 2-3PM
- Live Demo: "Book Repair and Protective Enclosure Demonstration" Preservation staff will be repairing damaged books from KSL’s collection at the entrance to the library. Everyone is welcome to observe and ask questions, or bring your own damaged book for a consultation with a conservator!
Friday, May 2 from 1-4PM
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Posted by Hannah Levy on April 22, 2014 08:17 AM