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Preservation Education Directory | Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS)

Preservation Education Directory | Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) The Preservation Education Directory provides listings of educational opportunities in the United States and Canada in the area of preservation training. It includes both formal education courses from ALA-accredited institutions, as well as informal sessions, workshops, and webinars available through various organizations. The […]

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ESA Says Preserving Old Games is Illegal Because it’s ‘Hacking’ – IGN

ESA Says Preserving Old Games is Illegal Because it’s ‘Hacking’ – IGN The Entertainment Software Association wants to prevent the preservation of old games because it believes the process of restoring them is illegal ‘hacking’. The Digital Millennium Copyright Act’s anti-circumvention provisions (Section 1201) prevents users, including communities, museums, archives and researchers, to legally modify […]

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Free Preservation Week Webinars from ALA

Join us in celebrating Preservation Week by attending this free webinar series! April 28th – Moving Image Preservation 101Sponsored by HF Group & George Blood, LP This presentation covers the basic composition and history of film and video technology, particularly as it relates to formats found within personal and family collections. Tips and tricks for […]

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Carefully opening a sealed commemorative box of Kellogg’s corn flakes in the conservation lab. The emptied box will go live a happy life in one of our Archives collections. No, I’m not going to taste the cereal… 😛 (Source: https://vine.co/)

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Vine

Vine Vine is the best way to see and share life in motion. Create short, beautiful, looping videos in a simple and fun way for your friends and family to see. I really like what some libraries and others are doing with artist’s books on Vine! What a great way to show off these amazing […]

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Digging Deeper: Making Manuscripts

Digging Deeper: Making Manuscripts muspeccoll: Digging Deeper: Making Manuscripts introduces you to the study of early text technologies, focusing especially on the medieval book and other written objects. A couple of us here in Special Collections are taking this online course on medieval manuscript production.  We’re excited – class starts today! Boosting this because…AWESOME opportunity […]

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todaysdocument: Surprise!  It’s #NationalHatDay! HAT FASHIONS In New York, creations of the country’s foremost milliners for the November to January season are previewed. Ranging from chic miniature pillboxes to resplendent toques and turbans, the mood is appropriately festive. (via The Unwritten Record » This Week in Universal News: Winter Hat Fashions for 1956.) Somebody should re-enact this, […]

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archifist: provenance: silencewhippersnapper: yes It’s cold in libraries/archives, tho! at least, it SHOULD be cold in archives *mutters about the 78 degree temperature in one of our records rooms because people have desks in there with heaters under the desks because they’re cold*  I had an internship at a museum, where I worked on a […]

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Celebrate Chanukah in the archives

Celebrate Chanukah in the archives Brilliant!

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FREE! Photographic Process ID Charts

FREE! Photographic Process ID Charts Photograph Conservator, Gawain Weaver, has made available these handy and well-designed identification charts of 19th century photographic prints and photo-mechanical (lithography, collotypes, etc) processes! A great addition to any conservation lab, special collections reading room, or archives processing area! They are available for download as PDFs.