Monday, April 22, 2013

Preservation Week @ Your Library

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The fourth annual Preservation Week (April 21-27, 2013) happens across the country at academic, public and special libraries. Activities include lectures, presentations, demonstrations and workshops, as well as three free Preservation Week-sponsored webinars.
audio reels, long play records and cassette tapes

New for Preservation Week 2013: a preservation advice column – Dear Donia.  What “Dear Abby” was to personal relationships, Dear Donia will be for all your preservation conundrums!  
black and white photo

How do I store my grandfather’s letters home from the front?  
torn deeds and certificates

What should I do to preserve my family color snapshots that are fading? 
black and white photos piled up

How can I preserve my child’s baby quilt made by her great-grandmother?  
carefully cutting netting free of a reinforced quilt

To launch the column on Friday, April 26  at 11 am EST, Donia Conn will host a one hour live chat  to help answer your preservation questions.  In the meantime, feel free to send Donia questions via the Preservation Week’s Facebook page.
letters, news clippings, and photographs

If you are interested in quick tips to get started with your own heirlooms, start here. If videos are are in order, several are available here, from cockroach invasions to water damage.
four framed photographic slide negatives on a  light box

Recognizing the critical role libraries play in preservation, the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) in partnership with the Library of Congress and the Institute of Museum and Library Services, is proud to bring Preservation Week to libraries across the country. This national awareness campaign was developed to promote the understanding and importance of care for personal and community cultural heritage collections, such as books, documents, photographs, textiles, paintings, sculptures, furniture and decorative arts.  ALCTS is a division of the American Library Association.

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