Preservation & Disaster Preparedness

This one-hour webcast discusses the steps one should take before a disaster to insure continuity of operations and gives real-world examples.
On-DemandOnceFree!
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.
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How can you improve your patrons’ e-book experience at your library? This on-demand webinar looks at library customer service related to e-books. Presenters detail ways to improve your library’s website in order to optimize the e-book lending experience; discuss ideas for improving the e-book experience inside the library; give an overview of e-book programming ideas from different libraries; and share proven marketing ideas. This archived webinar was originally presented May 1, 2012, as part of "Public Librarian’s Guide to E-Books: A PLA Webinar Series." Running time: 1 hour, 9 minutes.
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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

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.
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This webinar introduces the topic of the preservation of the moving image with a focus on personal archiving.
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.

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