Archival 101: Dealing with Suppliers of Archival Products

An ALCTS Webcast

  • Do you need to purchase archival supplies for your organization or even yourself?
  • Are you confused by the terminology and not sure about what the differences between the various vendors are?
  • Not finding exactly what you are looking for and unsure about adapting different products?

Archival 101 is designed to demystify the archival product market for the layperson and non-preservation specialist. The presentation will provide an overview of the conservation and preservation issues facing libraries, cultural organizations, and individuals; describe the terminology in use; discuss products and offer buying tips on the different ways these can be used. A list of links to other resources will also be provided.

Who Should Attend

Archival 101 is designed for individuals with little or no experience and will also provide the more experienced user with helpful hints.

Course Level & Prerequisites

None

Presenter

Peter D. Verheyen, Head of Preservation and Conservation at Syracuse University

After beginning as work-study in preservation under John Dean at Johns Hopkins, Verheyen studied binding and conservation in Germany and Switzerland to become a rare book conservator working in private practice and research library preservation programs. He established the conservation lab at Syracuse for the treatment of special collections materials, and developed a high-density system for storing architectural drawings. In response to a need for efficient rehousing in anticipation of off-site storage he introduced Syracuse to the shrink-wrapping of volumes. The Archival 101 presentation was originally developed for call center staff at Gaylord Bros. when he worked there as Archival Product Manager. It has since been presented regionally to varying audiences.

Date

Originally presented May 11, 2010. Available 24/7.

Fee

Free

Technical Requirements

Computer with Internet access (high-speed connection is best) and media player software. Headphones recommended.

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Registration

No registration required. Access the webcast now.

Questions?

For all questions or comments related to webinars or webcasts, contact Julie Reese, ALCTS Events Manager at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5034 or jreese@ala.org.

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