Posted by: kansaschern | April 20, 2011

Preservation Week 2011

ALA encourages libraries and other institutions to use Preservation Week (April 24-30, 2011) to connect our communities through events, activities, and resources
that highlight what we can do, individually and together, to preserve our personal and shared collections. Check out the ALCTS offerings for Preservation Week 2011:

And don’t forget the free webinar offerings:

April 26 — Accidents Happen: Protecting & Saving Family Treasures with Nancy Kraft  1 pm Central

Accidents and disasters happen. When it does are you prepared? Are your family treasures stored safely in your home or elsewhere? How do you save your photos when they’ve been submerged in flood water? What do you do if your books smell mildewy? What if your basement floods or worse? Attend this session to learn answers to these questions and more. Kraft will provide tips and tools for checking out possible hazards around the house, dealing with mold and salvaging keepsakes, documenting damage for insurance purposes, and keeping your family safe. (1 hour)

Accidents Happen–ALA Online Learning

April 27–Protecting Future Access Now: Models for Preserving Digitized Books and Other Content at Cultural Heritage Organizations  1 pm Central

  • What is “long-term” digital preservation?
  • What options are there for this particular content?
  • What steps are other libraries taking to preserve their content?
  • What steps are sufficient?

(1 hour)

Protecting Future Access Now–ALA Online Learning

April 28 — Preserving Your Personal Digital Memories with Bill LeFurgy   1pm Central.

 Digital photos, electronic documents, and other new media are fragile and require special care to keep them useable. But preserving digital information is a new concept that most people have little experience with. As new technologies appear for creating and saving our personal digital information, older ones become obsolete, making it difficult to access older content. Learn about the nature of the problem and hear about some simple, practical tips and tools to help you keep your digital memories safe. (1 hour)

Preserving Your Personal Digital Memories–ALA Online Learning


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