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ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Preservation

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Monday, October 20, 2014
8:00 am to 5:00 pm, US/Central

*Apologies in advance for duplicate postings.*

ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Preservation

Session 4: October 20 - November 14, 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, Preservation Consultant

  • 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.

*Posted on behalf of the ALCTS Continuing Education Committee.*