Library Preservation Today

Library Preservation Today!
an ALCTS Virtual Preconference

This three-part virtual preconference will introduce participants to the
fundamentals of managing preservation efforts in libraries, archives and
historical societies. At the end of this preconference, participants will:

–value preservation as a formal library function, and learn how it
reflects and supports the institutional mission;

–appreciate the primary role of preventive care, including good storage
conditions, in extending the useful life of collections; and

–understand some of the challenges in preserving digital content and what
the implications are for the future of scholarship.

Session 1. Introduction to Library Preservation A brief history of the
subject, consider the meaning of preservation with respect to both analog
and digital collections, outline what traditional programs encompass, and
discuss how to start a program or develop what you have.
Date & Time: Monday, June 16 starting at 11 a.m. Pacific | 12 p.m. Mountain
| 1 p.m. Central | 2 p.m. Eastern
Presenter: Karen E. K. Brown, State University of New York – Albany

Session 2. Environmental Monitoring and Control A review of temperature,
humidity, light, and pollution and how they can damage collections.
Standards for library storage, and ways of achieving better conditions,
including low- and no-cost improvements, will be presented. The risk of
pests and mold in libraries will also be addressed.
Date & Time: Tuesday, June 17 starting at 11 a.m. Pacific | 12 p.m. Mountain
| 1 p.m. Central | 2 p.m. Eastern
Presenter: Julie Mosbo, Texas A&M University

Session 3. Preserving Digital Collections: An Overview A primer, assuming
little or no background in protecting and ensuring access to both born
digital and digitized collections, including text, images, and AV
collections. The presentation will provide tools to begin extending the
useful life of library collections.
Date & Time: Wednesday, June 18 starting at 11 a.m. Pacific | 12
p.m. Mountain
| 1 p.m. Central | 2 p.m. Eastern
Presenter: Peter Verheyen, Syracuse University Libraries

Full details at http://www.ala.org/alcts/events/ac/2014/vc_preservation

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Library Preservation Today!

Sign up for the ALCTS ‘Library Preservation Today!’ Virtual Preconference

The Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) is
pleased to offer Library Preservation Today!, a virtual preconference
presented by instructors from our popular “Fundamentals of
Preservation”Web
course. Registration is open, so sign up early to make sure you get a
spot.

This three-day (June 16 – 18) virtual preconference introduces the
fundamentals of managing preservation efforts in libraries, archives and
historical societies. At the end of this preconference, participants will
value preservation as a formal library function and how it reflects and
supports the institutional mission; appreciate the primary role of
preventive care, including good storage conditions, in extending the useful
life of collections and understand some of the challenges in preserving
digital content and what the implications are for the future of scholarship.

Session 1

Introduction to Library Preservation

Monday, June 16th

1 – 2 p.m. Central, 2 – 3 p.m. Eastern, noon – 1 p.m. Mountain, 11 a.m. –
noon Pacific

Presenter: Karen E.K. Brown, State University of New York – Albany

Session 2

Environmental Monitoring and Control

Tuesday, June 17th

1 – 2 p.m. Central, 2 – 3 p.m. Eastern, noon – 1 p.m. Mountain, 11 a.m. –
noon Pacific

Presenter: Julie Mosbo, Texas A&M University

Session 3

Preserving Digital Collections: An Overview

Wednesday, June 18th

1 – 2 p.m. Central, 2 – 3 p.m. Eastern, noon – 1 p.m. Mountain, 11 a.m. –
noon Pacific

Presenter: Peter Verheyen, Syracuse University Libraries and Conservator in
Private Practice

Registration Fees: (Register for one session or all three sessions.)

ALCTS member or international member: $103 entire preconference; $43 for
one session

Group ALCTS member: $238 entire preconference; $99 for one session

Non-member: $142 entire preconference; $59 for one session

Group non-member: $310 entire preconference; $129 for one session

Student member or retired member: $50 entire preconference; $20 for one
session

The one-time registration fee includes access to the live virtual
presentation, as well as unlimited access to the webcast.

How to Register

To register for this virtual preconference, complete the online
registration form
.

Contact

For questions about registration, contact ALA Registration by calling 1
(800) 545-2433 and press 5 or emailregistration@ala.org.

For all other questions or comments related to the webinars, contact Julie
Reese, ALCTS Continuing Education and Program Manager at 1 (800) 545-2433,
ext. 5034, or jreese@ala.org.

See the ALCTS website for information
about other ALCTS events, including “Creating Successful Scholarly
Communication with an Institutional Repository: Just Say Yes,” an ALCTS
virtual preconference from June 10-12.

ALCTS is a division of the American Library Association.

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.

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:
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.

ALCTS webinar: Digital Preservation: An introduction to the basic concepts on November 17, 2010

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ALCTS webinar: Digital Preservation: An introduction to the basic concepts

Date: November 17, 2010

All webinars are one hour in length and begin at 2pm Eastern, 1pm Central, noon Mountain, and 11am Pacific Time.

Description: This webinar will discuss the fundamentals of digital preservation. Upon completion of the webinar, attendees will be able to define digital preservation, discuss significant threats to digital materials, describe tools for addressing these threats, explain three key concepts of digital preservation, and be able to identify sources for further information on the topic.  Intended audience members are library staff with responsibilities for digital projects and those interested in getting an introduction of the basics of digital preservation.

Presenters: Cathy Martyniak, Preservation and Storage Librarian, University of Florida and Emily Gore, Head of Digital Initiatives, Clemson University.  Cathy Martyniak has been the Preservation Librarian at the University of Florida since 1999. Her research interests include digital preservation, interactions between library staff at off-site storage and preservation units and grant writing. She received her MLS from the University of Pittsburgh in 1996.
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To Register, complete the online registration form at http://www.ala.org/ala/onlinelearning/reg/webinar.cfm
<http://www.ala.org/ala/onlinelearning/reg/webinar.cfm>  for the session you would like to attend.

Fees:

Group Rates – ALCTS Members & Non-Members: $99

Individuals – ALCTS Members: $39; Non-Members: $49

Participants outside the United States may register at the ALCTS member rate.

The one-time fee includes unlimited access to the webinar recording.

For questions about registration, contact Tom Ferren, ALA Senior Registration Coordinator at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 4293 or tferren@ala.org
<mailto:tferren@ala.org> .

new webcourse announced by ALCTS

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.

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

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 tferren@ala.org

March ’09 AV Media Preservation Program in Austin, TX

A Race Against Time: Preserving Our Audiovisual Media
presented by the Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts

March 2 & 3, 2009 – Save the Date!
Cosponsored and hosted by the Harry Ransom Center, The University of Texas at Austin
Austin, TX

Sessions:
· Overview of Machine-Based AV Media Identification and Preservation
· Reformatting Options for AV Media
· Contracting for AV Preservation Services
· Surveying and Selecting AV Media Materials for Preservation and Access
· Funding Opportunities for AV Preservation
· Case Studies and Panel Discussions

Lead Speaker:
Alan Lewis, Audiovisual Archives Consultant, Washington, DC

Speakers:
George Blood, President, Safe Sound Archive, Philadelphia, PA
Tom Clareson, Program for New Initiatives, PALINET, Philadelphia, PA
Sarah Cunningham, Audio Preservation Specialist, Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library and Museum, Austin, TX
Sarah Stauderman, Preservation Manager, Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, DC

The fee for this two-day program is $200.  Funders for this program include the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.  In partnership with PALINET.  Also cosponsored by The Kilgarlin Center for Preservation of the Cultural Record, School of Information, The University of Texas at Austin and Amigos Library Services, Inc.

Registration form available at http://www.ccaha.org/education/program-calendar.  For more information, visit www.ccaha.org, call 215-545-0613 or email pso@ccaha.org.

A limited number of $750 stipends are available to staff from non-profit institutions with annual budgets of less than $500,000.  Eligibility requirements and stipend application information available at http://www.ccaha.org/uploads/media/cc74d6786125f8222a96b320ec1d2ec0.pdf

CCAHA will also conduct this program at the Denver Public Library in Denver, CO on July 29 & 30, 2009 and in Atlanta, GA in Fall 2009, dates to be announced.