ALCTS Continuing Education

ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Preservation
Session: October 22 – November 16, 2012

Four-week online course that introduces participants to the principles, policies and practices of preservation in libraries and archives. It is designed to inform all staff, across divisions and departments and at all levels of responsibility. Provides tools to begin extending the useful life of library collections.

Course components:

– 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 preservation options
– 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

This course is one-third of the Collection Management Elective course approved by the Library Support Staff Certification Program (LSSCP).

Registration Fees:  $109 ALCTS Member and  $129 Non-member

For additional details, registration, and contact information please see: http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/upcoming/webcourse/fpres/ol_templ

For questions about registration, contact ALA Registration by calling 1-800-545-2433 and press 5 or email registration@ala.org.
For all other questions or comments related to the web courses, contact Julie Reese, ALCTS Events Manager at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5034 or alctsce@ala.org.

Posted on behalf of the ALCTS Continuing Education Committee.

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