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  1. ALCTS Strategic Plan 2015

    ALCTS Strategic Plan 2015 Adopted June 26, 2015 Preamble This three-year strategic plan was developed by the ALCTS Planning Committee and approved by the Board of Directors at the 2015 ALA Annual Conference. The plan, similar in design to its 2011 predece ...

    JREESE - 07/08/2019 - 09:26 - Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS)

  2. Sudden Position Guide to Cataloging and Metadata

    Edited by Jeremy Myntti Have you been given cataloging or metadata responsibilities in your library without formal training? Do you have experience cataloging one specific type of resource, and now you have been asked to catalog unfamiliar items? Or are y ...

    BMORRIS - 07/02/2019 - 11:34 - Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS)

  3. Assessment Strategies in Technical Services

    Are you spending money wisely? If you’re a technical services manager at an academic library, an administrator, or a dean, you’re tasked with proving it. Incorporate assessment and analysis work into your library’s existing workflow with the guidance of “ ...

    BMORRIS - 05/22/2019 - 11:29 - Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS)

  4. Safely Removing Photos from Black Photo Album Paper

    Dear Donia, How do I safely remove photographs glued to black paper in a photo album?  Q. Dear Donia, I have photographs glued by the top edge into photo albums with black pages. The photos overlap in "tiers". What is the best way to remove them ...

    BMORRIS - 05/21/2019 - 11:25 - Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS)

  5. Safely Preserving Your Family's Photos and Documents

    Dear Donia, What is your advice for preserving family photos and documents?  Q. Dear Donia, My grandmother passed away last June. When we had to sort through her apartment I found a number of old photographs, some close to if not more than 100 years old. ...

    BMORRIS - 05/20/2019 - 15:56 - Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS)

  6. Safely Cleaning an Old Sampler

    Dear Donia, What is the best way to safely clean an old sampler?  Q. Dear Donia, I just unearthed a sampler from a kit I made in 1975. It was mounted with glue (likely Elmer’s) and put in a wooden frame with no glass. After spending a decade or so on a wa ...

    BMORRIS - 05/21/2019 - 11:26 - Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS)

  7. Safely Displaying a Hand-tinted Photograph

    Dear Donia, How can I safely display a hand-tinted photograph? Q. Dear Donia, I have a circa 1887 (5 x 7 inch) glass plate from the photography studio of an ancestor. It is positive (not negative) and has been hand-tinted (we think, with oil-based paint). ...

    BMORRIS - 05/13/2019 - 15:31 - Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS)

  8. Making a Damaged Letter Legible

    Dear Donia, How can I restore an old, damaged letter so that it's legible?   Q. Dear Donia, We found a letter written by my mother's father inside my deceased uncle's passport dated 1956. My uncle died in a tragic airline fire and the lette ...

    BMORRIS - 05/13/2019 - 15:01 - Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS)

  9. Storing Old Photos Removed from Photo Albums

    Dear Donia, Where should I store old photos that have been removed from their albums? Q. Dear Donia, I just read that if one has old photos in the old photo albums with the sticy pages that they should be removed, but you don't say where you will the ...

    BMORRIS - 04/30/2019 - 16:52 - Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS)

  10. Safely Removing Old Glue Adhesive from a Newspaper Clipping

    Dear Donia, How do I safely remove antique glue adhesive from a newspaper clipping in a scrapbook?  Q. Dear Donia, How do I safely remove antique glue adhesive (100-years-old) from a newspaper clipping in a scrapbook? Essentially the clipping was glued do ...

    BMORRIS - 04/30/2019 - 16:39 - Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS)