ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Preservation

ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Preservation

Session 2: May 12 – June 6, 2014

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

Who Should Attend:

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.

Instructors

Karen E. K. Brown, Preservation Librarian, State University of New York
– Albany

Donia Conn, Preservation Consultant for Cultural Heritage Collections

Kate Contakos, Head of Preservation, Stanford University

Andy Hart, Head, Preservation Department, University of North Carolina
at Chapel Hill

Julie Mosbo, William and Susan Ouren Preservation Librarian, Texas A&M
University Libraries

Jacob Nadal, Director of Library and Archives, The Brooklyn Historical
Society

Annie Peterson, Preservation Librarian, Tulane University

Holly Robertson, Head, Preservation Services, University of Virginia

Roger Smith, University of California – San Diego

Peter D. Verheyen, Syracuse University Library

Registration Fees: $109 ALCTS Member and $139 Non-member

For additional details, registration links, and contact information 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 web courses, contact Julie Reese, ALCTS
Events Manager at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5034 or alctsce@ala.org.

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