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Jeremy Myntti's picture

ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Preservation

When: 
Monday, April 30, 2018 - 11:30 am to Friday, May 25, 2018 - 11:30 am

ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Preservation

 

Session 2: April 30 - May 25, 2018

 

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

  • Donia Conn, Preservation Consultant for Cultural Heritage Collections

  • Ashley Cox, Preservation Specialist, Saint Louis National Archives and Records Administration

  • Karen O’Connell, Preservation Coordinator, Georgetown University Library

  • Jenny Mullins, Digital Preservation Librarian, Dartmouth College

  • Roger Smith, Director of the Digital Library Program, University of California - San Diego

  • Patti Gibbons, Head of Collection Management, University of Chicago Library, Special Collections

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

 

Registration Fee

$109 ALCTS Member and  $139 Non-member

 

This course is one-third of the Collection Management elective course approved by the Library Support Staff Certification Program (LSSCP).Collection Management Elective FAQ

 

For additional details and access to the registration link, please go to: 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 Megan Dougherty, ALCTS Continuing Education Program Officer at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5038 or alctsce@ala.org