Preservation & Disaster Preparedness

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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.
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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.
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Online Course: A basic level, 4-week asynchronous course offered several times a year.
Offered by the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS)
Focus: Introduction to the principles, policies and practices of preservation in libraries and archives. Designed to inform all staff, across divisions and departments and at all levels of responsibility.
Features: Instructor guided. 24/7 access to course material. Weekly live online chat discussions.
Cost: $109 ALCTS members, $139 nonmembers

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Using the Personal Digital Archiving Day Kit to Connect with Your Community
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This Life-cycle Management of Digital Assets e-Forum will begin with overall assessment, and then cover digitization, description, management and preservation standards and best practices.
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This webinar introduces the topic of the preservation of the moving image with a focus on personal archiving.
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While disaster planning in libraries is well established, very few libraries have plans specific to the challenging environment of high-density storage. Simple activities such as removal and tracking of materials become more complicated by barcoded storage trays on thirty-foot-high shelves. This program will focus on current disaster research ranging from fire protection and recovery to perspectives on recovery from water and fire related disasters. An ALCTS webcast
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This webinar invites library patrons to explore the characteristics of personal textile collections such as uniforms, quilts, and wedding dresses, along with methods for care and handling.
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This session will be a primer to digital library preservation, 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.
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The presentation will explore recipes as historical documents and show how to glean information from them. It also explores how to clarify and share recipes.