eCOLLAB | Your eLearning Laboratory is a repository of webcasts, podcasts, and resources from AASL professional development events. eCOLLAB offers more than 300 opportunities for on-demand learning. eCOLLAB also contains a read-only version of the latest issue of AASL’s print journal, Knowledge Quest, which is available for view before the issue mails.
Do you care for the treasured clothing, quilts, lace, christening gowns and even, doilies and antimacassars, in your organization? This session will address condition assessment guidelines, environmental and storage adaptations, considerations in open display of objects, and short-term prioritizing of conservation needs to help you better care for your historic collection.
The second session of this three-part Library Preservation Today series will provide an introduction to the structure and materials that make up books and scrapbooks, their safe storage and handling, and the implications for preservation and conservation. Low-cost, in-house preservation approaches will be discussed.
Did you inherit a precious family heirloom, old photos, or documents? Become a confident caretaker of your family legacy by adapting professional techniques to your own home archive. From provenance to preservation, learn to safely preserve family photos, papers, and keepsakes and uncover new clues to your family history.
Learn about community archiving from Densho, a grassroots organization with over 20 years of experience preserving the memory of the Japanese American incarceration during World War II. This webinar will touch on the topics of oral histories, digitization and access, and the importance of strong community relationships.
This webinar will increase your understanding of what it takes to preserve commonly used digital files such photos, recordings, videos and documents as well as some of the challenges and practical tips you can use.
Libraries and archives are often asked by the communities they serve to conduct, advise on, or be the institutional home for oral history projects. The librarian or archivist is relied upon to help define an oral history project, provide background research, assemble technical resources, develop a list of interview questions, identify potential interviewees, train interviewers, create products, and house the resulting interviews. This webinar will give participants the foundation for successful oral history projects.
This session will review 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. The risk of pests and mold in libraries will also be addressed.
Aspects of culture and history are disappearing every day — whether it is a language on the verge of extinction, a craft form that is now forgotten, or the history of a town that no one remembers. Learn how Pilot Mountain (N.C.) Elementary School, winner of ALA's 2017 Sara Jaffarian School Library Program Award, taught third-graders about cultural and historic preservation with a yearlong multimedia school library program.
Oral histories can provide a wealth of information about individual and community life. These recordings are highly prized by historians and archivists, but also by the families and communities of the persons telling their stories. The risk of losing these voices is growing, as the cassettes or reels that they're recorded on may no longer be playable, or may be deteriorating. However, the rewards for making efforts now to save these items for new generations are great.