Library Preservation Today!
an ALCTS Virtual Preconference
This three-part virtual preconference will introduce participants to the fundamentals of managing preservation efforts in libraries, archives and historical societies. At the end of this preconference, participants will:
- value preservation as a formal library function, and learn how it reflects and supports the institutional mission;
- appreciate the primary role of preventive care, including good storage conditions, in extending the useful life of collections; and
- understand some of the challenges in preserving digital content and what the implications are for the future of scholarship.
Session 1. Introduction to Library Preservation
A brief history of the subject, consider the meaning of preservation with respect to both analog and digital collections, outline what traditional programs encompass, and discuss how to start a program or develop what you have.
Date & Time: Monday, June 16 starting at 11 a.m. Pacific | 12 p.m. Mountain | 1 p.m. Central | 2 p.m. Eastern
Presenter: Karen E. K. Brown, State University of New York - Albany
Session 2. Environmental Monitoring and Control
A review of temperature, humidity, light, and pollution and how they can damage collections. Standards for library storage, and ways of achieving better conditions, including low- and no-cost improvements, will be presented. The risk of pests and mold in libraries will also be addressed.
Date & Time: Tuesday, June 17 starting at 11 a.m. Pacific | 12 p.m. Mountain | 1 p.m. Central | 2 p.m. Eastern
Presenter: Julie Mosbo, Texas A&M University
Session 3. Preserving Digital Collections: An Overview
A primer, assuming little or no background in protecting and ensuring access to both born digital and digitized collections, including text, images, and AV collections. The presentation will provide tools to begin extending the useful life of library collections.
Date & Time: Wednesday, June 18 starting at 11 a.m. Pacific | 12 p.m. Mountain | 1 p.m. Central | 2 p.m. Eastern
Presenter: Peter Verheyen, Syracuse University Libraries
Karen E. K. Brown, State University of New York - Albany
Julie Mosbo, Texas A&M University
Peter Verheyen, Syracuse University Libraries
Dates & Times
Monday. Tuesday, and Wednesday June 16, 17, and 18
sessions start at 11 a.m. Pacific | 12 p.m. Mountain | 1 p.m. Central | 2 p.m. Eastern and will last about an hour
|Each||Series of 3|
|ALCTS Member (individual)||43||103|
|Student member or retired member||20||50|
|Groups. Applies to group of people that will watch the webinar together from one access point.|