Monday, April 15, 2013

Preservation Week coming up


ALA's Preservation Week is next week - April 21-27, 2013. I have no special plans for this blog to participate in Preservation Week (although I am always open to inspiration.) During last year's week I had the very successful Student Edition of my Portraits in Preservation project. I am, however, finally doing something in my official work capacity to participate in the festivities.

The Michigan Collections Network, and the Library of Michigan will be presenting two webinars. I will be hosting both - and presenting in one. Both webinars are free, but registration is required. They will also be recorded for later viewing.

Doing Digital Preservation at GVSU, Monday, April 22 at 1 pm
Max Eckard, Metadata & Digital Curation Librarian at Grand Valley State University will provide a case study demonstrating how his institution manages digital preservation. Topics will include workflow, working with various media types, incorporating OAIS, and the various tools they use. Register.


Rolled, Soiled, and Sour: Conservation Tips and Tricks, Wednesday, April 24 at 1 pm
Nicole Garrett, Marilyn Crandell Schleg Memorial Archivist and Special Collections Librarian at Albion College will demonstrate constructing and using an inexpensive humidity chamber to help flatten rolled documents. Kevin Driedger, Librarian for Conservation and Digitization will cover related topics such as cleaning, deacidifying, and encapsulating documents, as well as constructing a box for large rolled items like maps. Register


I'll also be attending the first meeting of the Digital Preservation Practitioners Group on Apr. 24.

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