Preservation of Audiovisual Materials, November 19 and 21, 1:30-3:30 p.m. CST each day:
Preserving the investment of your audiovisual collections presents a unique challenge to libraries, archives and museums. The wide variety of A/V formats – videotapes, audiotapes, motion picture films, filmstrips, LPs, CDs, and DVDs – require special attention to minimize deterioration caused by everything from daily use to storage problems. Register now.
Preservation of Photographic Materials, December 3 and 5, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. CST each day:
Preserving the visual record is one of the most important roles of cultural heritage institutions. This workshop deals with the unique challenges of preserving and caring for a photograph collection. Register now.
Preserving Your Historical Records, December 10 and 12, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. CST each day:This class covers the basics of proper care and storage of archives and manuscript collections. Topics include an overview of the causes of deterioration; selection of folders, boxes, and other housing materials; processing of archives; providing storage for oversized materials, maps, and photographs; proper handling and exhibition practices; basic paper repair techniques; and the development of holdings maintenance policies, guidelines, and practices. Register now.