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Preservation Week Activities at Library of Congress


Preservation Week April 22-28, 2012 at the Library of Congress is a big deal! And they are going to have  couple of interesting events about saving your stuff at home…

The Library of Congress in Washington DC

Preserving our history and sharing knowledge are what our profession does best. You can play an important role in helping your patrons save their own family history and personal treasures.

In celebration of Preservation Week 2012  http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/preswk , the Library of Congress is sponsoring public events to share preservation strategies and basic instructions that help people care for their personal materials and thereby pass them on.

The full list of Preservation Week programs and activities plus a description can be found at http://www.digitalpreservation.gov/meetings/presweek2012.html and in the Library’s official press release http://www.loc.gov/today/pr/2012-12-069.html

Here are two events that might interest you more than others cause you can attend them on your computer!:

Wednesday, April 25, 2012 – 3-4 pm EST – Webinar

“Saving Cherished Memorabilia: Preservation Tips for Family Historians” Staff members from the Library’s Preservation Directorate and the Local History and Genealogy Reading will host a free webinar with tips and recommendations for preserving family memorabilia. To participate in this webinar, send an email at least three days prior to the event to Mark Wilson mwilson@loc__gov. Webinar “seats” are limited and will be filled in the order in which the requests are received.

Thursday, April 26 2-3 pm EST – Webinar

“Preserving Your Personal Digital Photographs” The National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program will present information about learning to care for digital photos.  Hosted by the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services. Its Free but registration is required at  https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/666813208

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Scott Haskins has been in professional art conservation since 1975, specializing in the conservation/restoration of easel paintings, murals and art on paper. FACL, Inc. is known nationally for doing A+ work no matter the size or difficulty of the project. We are happy to do a quick cleaning on a family heirloom. Our client list and resume is also full of very satisfied clients of large, difficult/complicated projects at remote locations. Excellent services are also available as an Expert Witness/Legal Testimony in art related matters. Consultation on art related projects occur regularly including extensive insurance evaluations for insured or insurer. Services are offered worldwide. Scott M. Haskins is also author of the "Save Your Stuff" series, educational information, materials and supplies to help people protect and save their treasured family heirlooms and collectibles at home and office. He can be reached at 805 564 3438. Video and written testimonials at http://www.fineartconservationlab.com/testimonials/
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One Response to Preservation Week Activities at Library of Congress

  1. I’ve always loved the idea of a family historian. My recently deceased grandfather was probably the main historian for my family. He compiled a book with the entire history of my family on my mother’s side and often told stories. Now, my grandmother is repeating a lot of the stories that he used to tell. I guess the torch was passed. I wonder who will replace her sometimes.


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