Celebrate Preservation Week and Pass It On!

_pw16_bannerIt is Preservation Week!  Don’t miss out on two online webinars this week offered through the Association of Library Collections & Technical Services, which is a division of the American Library Association.

The first webinar is on Tuesday, April 26 and is titled “From Cassette to Cloud: Reformatting Audiotape.”  It will be presented by Krista White, Digital Humanities Librarian at the John Cotton Dana Library at Rutgers University-Newark.  Register at http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/upcoming/webinar/042616 .

The second webinar is on Thursday, April 28 on “Preserving Your Digital Life” also presented by Krista White.  This webinar will discuss what steps can be taken now to ensure the best possibility of retaining important digital files.  Register at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7359264792756624897.

If you are not available this week, don’t worry!  Recordings of the webinars will be online in the future.  In fact, there is a host of useful preservation webinar recordings from past Preservation Week celebrations on Youtube at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLA5BAB085DF728BD4.  You will find webinars on everything from preserving digital photos to taking care of family textiles.

You are also welcome to stop into Special Collections & Archives on the 4th floor of Dunbar Library and pick up a bookmark with preservation tips. We’d love to see you!

About Toni Vanden Bos

I manage preservation efforts in our department, which includes implementing our preservation plan, monitoring environment, assessing collection conditions, improving housing, prioritizing reformatting of vulnerable materials, and developing and implementing the electronic records program with the Collections Manager. I also catalog our manuscript collections, and manage the gift books and journals. Additionally, I arrange and describe collections, provide reference assistance, create exhibits, give presentations, and assist with special events as needed.
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