ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Preservation
Session: March 26–April 20, 2012
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.
-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
This course is one-third of the Collection Management Elective course approved by the Library Support Staff Certification Program (LSSCP).
For additional details, registration, and contact information please see: http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/alcts/confevents/upcoming/webcourse/fpres/ol_templ.cfm
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