Free Preservation Webinars

Preservation Week 2021 Webinars

Collecting and Preserving after Tragedy
Presenter: Whitney Broadaway
Tuesday, April 27, 2021 
1:00 - 2:00pm CT

Introduction to Community Archiving Workshop (CAW)
Presenter: Marie Lascu
Wednesday, April 28, 2021 
1:00 - 2:00pm CT

Find recordings of past years' free Preservation Week webinars on YouTube or link to any of our recordings below. Libraries are encouraged to use any of these free recordings as part of their programming.

Attendee Testimonials

I thoroughly enjoyed the webinar [Preserving Family Recipes]. Valerie Frey was very informative in her delivery. I often think of this particular cake my grandmother would bake about twice a year. I remember asking her for the recipe but she never got the opportunity to share it with me. I continue to work on possibly creating the cake from my memory by taste and sight.—Anonymous 

I found the webinar [From Cassette to Cloud: Reformatting Audiotapeand information that Krista White presented essential because cassettes have been written off as obsolete; however, they can contain pertinent data. I commend each of you for the time, research, and energy used in preparing the “From Cassette to Cloud” webinar. —A.S., Fayetteville, NC

The speaker [Donia Conn, Preservation Week: Caring for Your Textiles] was wonderful—warm and informative. She shared knowledge, tips, and humor across miles and pixels. This is not easy to do! "Caring for Your Textiles" was one of the best webinars I've attended. I appreciated how Donia provided the background of science (e.g., plant fibers vs. animal fibers) as well as the how-to and how-not-to. Thank you, ALCTS and sponsors for making this available to us. —Anonymous
Title Presenter Year
Collecting and Preserving after Tragedy Whitney Broadaway 2021
Introduction to Community Archiving Workshop (CAW) Marie Lascu 2021
Using Oral History to Tell Your Family Stories Daniel Horowitz Garcia  2020
Community Archiving Strategies for Oral History Natalie Milbrodt  2020
Caring for Family Keepsakes Denise May Levenick 2019
Preserving Your Family History Kenyatta D. Berry 2019
Preserving Family Recipes Valerie J. Frey 2018
Densho Digital Repository: Preserving Community Memory Geoff Froh and Sara Beckman 2018
Preservation Week: Caring for Your Textiles Donia Conn 2017
Preservation Week: Care & Handling of Heritage Textile Collections Jane Hammond 2017
Preserving Your Digital Life Krista White 2016
From Cassette to Cloud: Reformatting Audiotape Krista White 2016
Disaster Response Q & A Nancy E Kraft 2015
Digital Preservation for Individuals and Small Groups Mike Ashenfelder 2015
Moving Image Preservation Siobhan C. Hagan 2015
How to Host a Preservation Week Event Donia Conn 2014
Low-Cost Ways to Preserve Family Archives Karen E. K. Brown 2014
Preserving Scrapbooks Melissa Tedone 2014
Hosting a Personal Digital Archiving Day Event Erin Engle 2013
The Preservation of Family Photographs Debra Hess Norris 2013
Personal Digital Archiving Mike Ashenfelder 2013
Archival 101: Dealing with Suppliers of Archival Products Peter D. Verheyen 2013
Taking Care: Family Textiles Bronwyn Eves 2012
Preserving Your Personal Digital Photographs Bill LeFurgy 2012
Accidents Happen: Protecting & Saving Family Treasures Nancy Kraft 2011
Protecting Future Access Now: Models for Preserving Digitized Books and Other Content at Cultural Heritage Organizations  Amy Kirchoff 2011
Preserving Your Personal Digital Memories Bill LeFurgy 2011
Archival 101 Peter D. Verheyen 2010
Mold Prevention and Remediation Michele Brown 2010
Disaster Preparedness Nancy Kraft 2010

Find more free webcasts on the ALCTS Preservation play list on YouTube.

If you receive a Codec error when playing the recorded file with Windows Media Player, download the gotowebinar codec file from: The Codec acts as a patch that allows the recording, which is created with a higher version of Media Player, to play in version 7.

Past Events

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