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…
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
Scott M. Haskins 805 564 3438
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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.