Tag: preservation

Kathmandu Cultural Emergency Crowdmap

View image | gettyimages.com This crowd map aims to collect on the ground reports of the damage caused to cultural heritage in Nepal as a result of the earthquake on 25 April 2015. Every humanitarian emergency has a cultural dimension. When culture is affected, the local […]

Follow Friday for Preservation Week

Please reblog! Learn more about conservation and preservation by following these fine folks on Tumblr and other sites such as Twitter, Facebook, Vine, and blogs (link goes to a Google Doc spreadsheet). Are you a conservator or preservation professional? Are you a pre-program or graduate […]

Free Preservation 101 Textbook

Just in time for Preservation Week 2015, NEDCC is pleased to announce the online textbook for Preservation 101: Preservation Basics for Paper and Media Collections. This free resource provides a basic introduction to the concepts and standards used to build an effective preservation program and includes discussion of preservation policies, building and environment, care and handling of collection materials, reformatting, emergency preparedness, and conservation practices.

This newly revised edition includes expanded information on caring for audiovisual collections, digital preservation and copyright, and emergency management. The textbook includes activities and readings designed to aid institutions and private individuals performing their own preservation planning. Preservation 101 has a long history as an authoritative and succinct reference for professionals, students, and individuals.
The freely available Preservation 101 textbook is the foundation for NEDCC’s interactive online course on general preservation topics. A series of 10 live webinars builds on self-paced study, using assigned readings and other resources to supplement classroom discussion.

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Preservation 101: Preservation Basics for Paper and Media Collections was developed with funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services and is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities.  Designed as an introductory course, it grounds participants in the theory and practice of preserving library and archival collections.

The Urban Legend of Scanning Damage

conservethis: So, I just learned about a Preservation ‘urban legend’ yesterday, while working a preservation “clinic” at a workshop hosted by my library. A man had brought a very brittle and fragile army base newspaper that belonged to his father. It was falling apart, and […]

Speaking at the AIC Annual Meeting 2015

Just wanted to let y’all know that I’m going to be speaking as a panelist for the Library Collections Care Discussion Group at this year’s AIC Annual Meeting, which is less than a month away from now! I’ll be chiming in about using social media […]

Free Webinar: Creating Scrapbooks That Last

REGISTER HERE

May 1, 2015 

12:30pm – 1:30pm

Free
Registration deadline: April 30, 2015
Maximum class size: 95
Class level: Beginner
Instructor: Frances Harrell, NEDCC Preservation Specialist
Location: Live Webinar

Scrapbooks are unique artifacts that represent personal and historical records, but often include a mix of materials and formats that present a range of preservation issues. This webinar will introduce archival materials and resources that can be used to construct stronger, more durable scrapbooks that can withstand the test of time.  Preservation suppliers, archival binding methods, and other resources will be discussed.

This webinar is presented free for Preservation Week. For information on Preservation Week and links to additional resources, please visit: http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/preswk.

Who should attend?

This introductory webinar is designed for family collectors who want to extend the life of their personal scrapbooks.

Source: https://www.nedcc.org/preservation-training/training-currentlist

Free Preservation Week Webinars from ALA

conservethis: 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 […]

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 […]

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

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

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 […]