Care and Handling of Books and Scrapbooks

Wednesday, 3/9/2016
  • 2:00 PM (Eastern)
  • 1:00 PM (Central)
  • 12:00 PM (Mountain)
  • 11:00 AM (Pacific)

This webinar was presented live on 03/09/16. Access the recording and webinar materials now:

The second session of this three-part 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.

This session is part 2 of a 3-part series, Library Preservation Today:

  1. Environmental Monitoring and Control
  2. Care and Handling of Books and Scrapbooks
  3. Preserving Digital Collections: An Overview

Learning Outcomes

  1. Value preservation as a formal library function, and how it reflects and supports the institutional mission
  2. Appreciate the primary role of preventive care, including good storage conditions, in extending the useful life of collections; and
  3. Understand some of the challenges in preserving digital content and what the implications are for the future of scholarship.

Who Should Attend

Those who work in smaller to medium-sized libraries, archives, and historical societies.


Donia Conn is a book and paper conservator and consultant for small and mid-sized cultural heritage institutions. She has worked in the fields of conservation and preservation for over 20 years. She teaches and consults on collections care and is adjunct faculty for the Simmons College School of Library and Information Science. She earned her BA in Mathematics from St. Olaf College and her MLIS with Advanced Certificate in Conservation from the University of Texas-Austin.



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This webinar was presented live on 03/09/16. Access the recording and webinar materials now:

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No registration required.

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