Preservation & Disaster Preparedness

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 Non-Members

Using the Personal Digital Archiving Day Kit to Connect with Your Community
The webinar focuseson two snapshot days, Washington Library Snapshot Day and Snapshot Day: A Day in the Life of Ohio Libraries. Ashlee Clark, Executive Secretary to the State Librarian, State Library of Ohio, Marsha McDevitt-Stredney, Marketing and Communications Director, State Library of Ohio, and Craig Seasholes, President, Washington Library Media Association presents the session.
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
Digital photos are fragile and require special care to keep them accessible. But preserving any kind of digital information is a new concept that most people have little experience with. Technologies change over time and become obsolete, making it difficult to access older digital photos. Learn about the nature of the problem and hear about some simple, practical tips and tools to help you keep your digital photos safe.
This presentation will outline generic considerations and processes for building and managing a digital preservation workflow. We will focus upon generalized steps institutions can use to acquire, preserve and serve content. The presentation will describe distinct workflow stages in conjunction with sample procedures, policies, tools and services, stressing the dynamic nature of workflows over time, including the use of modular components and ongoing work to enhance automation and cope with issues of scale. An ALCTS Webcast.
Discussion of how to care for the various types of textiles found in family collections including clothing, flags and furniture coverings and framed textiles. The session will cover how to safely store and display textiles and how to determine when the services of a professional conservator are needed.
This session covers key terms, standards, and concepts related to digital preservation and equips participants with planning strategies for developing a digital preservation plan/program.
This hour-long webinar introduces considerations for the long-term storage of digital content selected for preservation. The session addresses issues related to the development of storage management policies, including file formats for deposit and preservation, the preservation of multiple copies, the locations of those copies, the characteristics of those locations, and the means for meeting longā€term storage requirements.
Advances in computing and communications mean that we can cost-effectively store every book, sound recording, movie, software package, and public web page ever created, and provide access to these collections via the Internet to students and adults all over the world. This 90-minute ALCTS webinar will give an overview of the collections and challenges now facing those of us building digital libraries, and end with a list of projects that might now be possible because of these collections.