For immediate release | April 18, 2011

New webinar added for Preservation Week

CHICAGO - Preservation Week ( is pleased to announce the addition of a new webinar. Registration is now open. The webinar is free of charge.

Protecting Future Access Now: Models for preserving digitized books and other content at cultural heritage organizations. Sponsored by ITHAKA for Preservation Week and presented by Amy Kirchhoff, archive product manager, at Portico. Join us at 2 p.m. EDT, 1 p.m. CDT on Wednesday, April 27.

Over the past decade, the number of digitization projects initiated by cultural heritage organizations has risen dramatically. As these organizations take advantage of digital technologies to make their unique content broadly available, their need to understand the different ways to protect and preserve this digital content becomes increasingly important.

-What is "long term" digital preservation?

-What options are there for this particular content?

-What steps are other libraries taking to preserve their content?

-What steps are sufficient?

Working together, Portico and Cornell University Library engaged in a study funded by the NEH-IMLS Digital partnership to help the community understand the preservation needs of electronic books and other digital objects. We'll explore these findings, as well as models for digital preservation that are available to cultural heritage organizations.

Who should attend: Library, archive and museum staff interested in understanding long term digital preservation of locally created content.

To register visit ALCTS webinars: Registration Web Link:

And don’t forget the other free webinars for Preservation Week sponsored by The HF Group:

Accidents Happen at 2 p.m. EDT, 1 p.m. CDT on April 26.

Registration Web Link:

Preserving Personal Memories at 2 p.m. EDT, 1 p.m. CDT on April 28.

Registration Web Link:

Preservation week is the collaborative celebration sponsored by the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS), IMLS and the Library of Congress. Visit the "Partners" page to find the 2011 partners and sponsors.

ALCTS is a division of the American Library Association.


Charles Wilt