Saturday, April 24, 2010

Free webinars - preservation

Free preservation webinars offered during Preservation Week, May 9-15
Chicago-The Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) announces
two free live webinars to be offered during Preservation Week, May 9-15. Archival 101 and
Mold Prevention and Remediation are designed for individuals with little or no experience in
preservation practices and procedures, including the general public. The webinars are also very
valuable for those with a little more experience who wish to pick up some helpful hints. The
webinars are presented free of charge as a public service by ALCTS as part the activities of
Preservation Week 2010. Libraries are encouraged to make the webinars available to their
patrons. Libraries can register for the webinars and show them as part of their events for
Preservation Week. No fee is required to attend the webinars, however registration is required in
order to receive the link to the presentation.
Archival 101: Dealing with Suppliers of Archival Products
Tuesday, May 11, 2 p.m. EDT (1 p.m. CDT, 11 a.m. PDT).
Do you need to purchase archival supplies for your organization or even yourself? Are you
confused by the terminology and not sure about what the differences between the various
vendors are? Not finding exactly what you are looking for and unsure about adapting different
products? Archival 101 is designed to demystify the archival product market for the layperson
and non-preservation specialist. The presentation will provide an overview of the conservation
and preservation issues facing libraries, cultural organizations, and individuals, describe the
terminology in use, discuss products and offer buying tips on the different ways these can be
used. A list of links to other resources will also be provided. Archival 101 is designed for
individuals with little or no experience and will also provide the more experienced user with
helpful hints.
Archival 101 is presented by Peter D. Verheyen, Head of Preservation and Conservation
at Syracuse University. After beginning as work-study in preservation under John Dean at Johns
Hopkins, he studied binding and conservation in Germany and Switzerland to become a rare
book conservator working in private practice and research library preservation programs. He
established the conservation lab at Syracuse for the treatment of special collections materials,
and developed a high-density system for storing architectural drawings. In response to a need for
efficient rehousing in anticipation of off-site storage he introduced Syracuse to the shrink-
wrapping of volumes. The Archival 101 presentation was originally developed for call center
staff at Gaylord Bros. when he worked there as Archival Product Manager. It has since been
presented regionally to varying audiences. ALCTS is pleased to have Gaylord as a Corporate
Partner for Preservation Week.
To register for the Archival 101 session see:
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Mold Prevention and Remediation
Thursday, May 13, 2 p.m. EDT (1 p.m. CDT, 11 a.m. PDT).
This webinar will introduce attendees to the basic types of mold, and describe the environmental
conditions that promote mold growth in home and library collections. Prevention as well as
remediation should mold growth occur will be covered. This webinar is geared to participants
with little experience, but with lots of questions and concerns.
Mold is presented by Michele Brown, book conservator at Cornell University since 1995. She
received a B.A. in English from Fordham University, and a Certificate in Hand Bookbinding and
Restoration from the Camberwell School of Art and Crafts in 1977. She is enrolled in the
distance learning MLIS program at the University of Alabama, and is scheduled to receive that
degree in August 2010. She has conducted numerous workshops around New York State in
disaster planning, care and handling, and mold prevention and remediation. In addition, she
teaches bookbinding classes, conducts collection surveys, and maintains a small private practice.
To register for the session on Mold see:
ALCTS is a division of the American Library Association. Preservation Week is a cooperative
initiative of ALCTS, the Library of Congress and the Institute for Museum and Library Services.
Other Founding Partners are the American Institute of Conservation, Society of American
Archivists, and Heritage Preservation. Preservation Week is pleased to have Gaylord, Archival
Products, and as Corporate Partners. Visit the Preservation Week Web site
for more information: