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ALA | Preservation Webinars

ALA | Preservation Webinars
Free preservation webinars offered during Preservation Week
May 9-15, 2010

The Association for Library Collections and Technical Services
(ALCTS) announces two free live webinars to be offered during
Preservation Week, May 9-15. Archival 101 and Mold Prevention and
Remediation are designed for individuals with little or no
experience in preservation practices and procedures, including the
general public. The webinars are also very valuable for those with a
little more experience who wish to pick up some helpful hints.

The webinars are presented free of charge as a public service by
ALCTS as part the activities of Preservation Week 2010. Libraries
are encouraged to make the webinars available to their patrons.
Libraries can register for the webinars and show them as part of
their events for Preservation Week. No fee is required to attend the
webinars, however registration is required in order to receive the
link to the presentation.

Archival 101: Dealing with Suppliers of Archival Products
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
2 p.m. EDT (1 p.m. CDT, 11 a.m. PDT)

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.

Archival 101 is 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 shrinkwrapping 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. ALCTS is pleased to have Gaylord as a
Corporate Partner for Preservation Week.

To register for the Archival 101 session see:

Mold Prevention and Remediation
Thursday, May 13, 2010
2 p.m. EDT (1 p.m. CDT, 11 a.m. PDT).

This webinar will introduce attendees to the basic types of
mold, and describe the environmental conditions that promote
mold growth in home and library collections. Prevention as well
as remediation should mold growth occur will be covered. This
webinar is geared to participants with little experience, but
with lots of questions and concerns.

Mold is presented by Michele Brown, 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.

To register for the session on Mold see:

ALCTS is a division of the American Library Association.
Preservation Week is a cooperative initiative of ALCTS, the Library
of Congress and the Institute for Museum and Library Services. Other
Founding Partners are the American Institute of Conservation,
Society of American Archivists, and Heritage Preservation.
Preservation Week is pleased to have Gaylord, Archival Products, and as Corporate Partners. Visit the Preservation
Week Web site for more information:

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