Fundamentals of Preservation

ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Preservation
Session 4: October 28 – November 22, 2013

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 $139 Non-member

For additional details, registration, and contact information please see:

For questions about registration, contact ALA Registration by calling
1-800-545-2433 and press 5 or email

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

Posted on behalf of the ALCTS Continuing Education Committee.