[Preservenw] [alctsleaders] ALCTS announces Fundamentals of
Preservation and two
webinars as part of the celebration of Preservation Week (fwd)
salamson at u.washington.edu
salamson at u.washington.edu
Fri Apr 9 13:33:10 PDT 2010
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Date: Fri, 9 Apr 2010 16:20:31 -0400 (EDT)
From: pbluh at umaryland.edu
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Subject: [alctsleaders] ALCTS announces Fundamentals of Preservation and two
webinars as part of the celebration of Preservation Week
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ALCTS announces Fundamentals of Preservation, a new web course being offered
May 10 – June 4, 2010.
The Fundamentals of Preservation (FOP) web course is an introduction to the
principles, policies, and practices of preservation in libraries and
archives. The course was developed by Karen Brown, University at Albany ,
SUNY, and Jacob Nadal, University of California , Los Angeles . It is
designed to inform all staff, across divisions and departments and at all
levels of responsibility. Fundamentals of Preservation provides the tools
needed to begin extending the useful life of library collections.
Fundamentals of Preservation is part of a three-part Collection Management
elective course approved by the Library Support Staff Certification Program.
The course will be offered several times a year.
Instructors for this session: Karen Brown and Jake Nadal.
* Preservation as a formal library function, and how it reflects and
supports the institutional mission
* The primary role of preventive care, including good storage conditions,
emergency planning, and careful handling of collections
* The history and manufacture of physical formats and how this impacts on
* Standard methods of care and repair, as well as reformatting options
* Challenges in preserving digital content and what the implications are
for the future of scholarship
Format: the course is composed of self-paced modules with facilitated
interaction led by the instructors. There are predetermined start and end
dates and a suggested pace which includes interaction with the instructors
and classmates. Students regularly use the forum and chat room functions to
facilitate their class participation. Section quizzes are offered and
feedback given, however, there is no final class grade.
Fees: $109 for ALCTS members; $129 for non-members.
Contact hours: 8
Each session is limited to 20 people.
For additional details and to register see: http://tinyurl.com/alcts-fop
For questions about registration, contact Tom Ferren, ALA Senior
Registration Coordinator at (312) 280-4293 or 1-800-545-2433, ext. 4293; or
email at tferren at ala.org.
As part of our celebration of Preservation Week, May 9 – 15, 2010, please
join the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS), a
division of the American Library Association (ALA) as we present webinars on
Tuesday, May 11 and Thursday, May 13.
Archival 101: Dealing with Suppliers of Archival Products (Tuesday, May 11,
Do you need to purchase archival supplies for your organization or even
yourself? Are you confused by the terminology and not sure about what the
differences between the various vendors are? Not finding exactly what you
are looking for and unsure about adapting different products? Archival 101
is designed to demystify the archival product market for the layperson and
non-preservation specialist. The presentation will provide an overview of
the conservation and preservation issues facing libraries, cultural
organizations, and individuals;, describe the terminology in use; discuss
products and offer buying tips on the different ways these can be used. A
list of links to other resources will also be provided.
Archival 101 is designed for individuals with little or no experience and
will also provide the more experienced user with helpful hints.
Presented by Peter D. Verheyen, Head of Preservation and Conservation
at Syracuse University. After beginning as work-study in preservation under
John Dean at Johns Hopkins, he studied binding and conservation in Germany
and Switzerland to become a rare book conservator working in private
practice and research library preservation programs. He established the
conservation lab at Syracuse for the treatment of special collections
materials, and developed a high-density system for storing architectural
drawings. In response to a need for efficient rehousing in anticipation of
off-site storage he introduced Syracuse to the shrink-wrapping of volumes.
The Archival 101 presentation was originally developed for call center staff
at Gaylord Bros. when he worked there as Archival Product Manager. It has
since been presented regionally to varying audiences.
Mold Prevention and Remediation (Thursday, May 13, 2010)
This webinar will introduce participants to the basic types of mold, and
describe the environmental conditions that promote mold growth in home and
library collections. We will discuss prevention as well as remediation
should mold growth occur.
This webinar is geared to participants with little experience, but with lots
of questions and concerns.
Presented by Michele Brown the Book Conservator at Cornell University since
1995. She received a B.A. in English from Fordham University, and a
Certificate in Hand Bookbinding and Restoration from the Camberwell School
of Art and Crafts in 1977. She is enrolled in the distance learning MLIS
program at the University of Alabama, and is scheduled to receive that
degree in August 2010. She has conducted numerous workshops around New York
State in disaster planning, care and handling, and mold prevention and
remediation. In addition, she teaches bookbinding classes, conducts
collection surveys, and maintains a small private practice.
These webinars are designed for individuals with little or no experience in
preservation practices and procedures. They will also be very valuable for
those with a little more experience who wish to pick up some helpful hints.
The webinars are presented as a public service by the Association for
Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) as part the activities of
Preservation Week 2010. Institutions are encouraged to make the webinars
available to their patrons.
No fee is required to attend the webinars, however registration is required
in order to receive the link to the presentation.
To register for the Archival 101 session see:
To register for the session on Mold see:
Associate Director for Technical
Services & Administration
Thurgood Marshall Law Library
University of Maryland
School of Law
501 West Fayette Street
Baltimore, MD 21201-1768
pbluh at umaryland.edu
More information about the Preservenw