Thursday, November 29, 2012

Online Workshop - Preservation of Audiovisual Materials

Online Workshop Debuts in December: Preservation of Audiovisual Materials Does your special collection include audiovisual treasures that must be preserved, but you haven’t received enough training to feel comfortable with your responsibilities? If this is you, you'll want to join Rebecca Elder, our Adjunct Field Preservation Services Officer, for convenient, at-your-desktop training December 12 and December 14 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and learn what you need do to keep your collection in optimal condition. Preserving the investment in your audiovisual collections presents a unique challenge to libraries, archives, and museums. The wide variety of A/V formats - videotapes, audiotapes, motion picture film, filmstrips, LPs, CDs, and DVDs - requires special attention to prevent deterioration caused by everything from daily use to storage problems. During these two 2-hour sessions you will learn to: Identify the audiovisual materials in your collections Describe the basic mechanisms of deterioration in audiovisual materials Design improved storage solutions for audiovisual materials Design improved care and handling procedures for audiovisual materials You will have Q&A opportunities with Rebecca regarding your particular situation both during class and via email. A homework assignment will be due one week after the final class. For more details on the training and to register for this brand new workshop, go to or contact Elizabeth Klein, or (800) 843-8482, ext. 2844