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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 16,  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 17, 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 18, 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.

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 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.