Sunday, June 15, 2014


Here's my idea. During the 5 working days of July 14-18, 2014 anyone (or any institution) with any bit of preservation responsibility take at least one picture each day of something that depicts what preservation looks like for them that day and post it online with the hashtag #5DaysOfPreservation  It could be copying files off floppy disks, repairing a book, participating in a meeting, attending to a leaky roof, inspecting film reels, showing off a new piece of equipment, or however preservation looks to you that day..

The work of Preservation is a large and diverse. I think documenting a week in the life of preservation could be a good, and fun, way to broaden all of our perspectives (and not nearly as much work as writing long blog posts.)

It would probably be most convenient to use Instagram and Twitter as the primary places for sharing images, but share wherever and as broadly as you can. After the week I work on some way to gather the images. If this actually happens than more than just I do this (we'll see) I'll try to keep an up-to-date list of all participants.

Added July 2
I'm going to attempt to use tumblr to gather the various pics people share during this project. You can find it at 

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