Learn How To Host A Preservation Week Event

This came through the PADG list today and reposting here.
–PCAN editors

ALCTS Webinar: How to Host a Preservation Week Event
Wednesday, February 12, 2014

All webinars are one hour in length and begin at 11am Pacific, noon Mountain, 1pm Central, and 2pm Eastern time.

Hosting an event in a discipline you are not too familiar with can be daunting. What topic do you choose, who can you find to speak, what if someone asks a question after the event and you don’t know the answer? The Preservation Week web site is here to help! Join Donia Conn for tips on how to host an event, find a speaker, and use the Preservation Week web site to its fullest.

ALCTS thanks Acme-HF Group and George Blood, L.P. for sponsoring this webinar to celebrate Preservation Week.

Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this webinar, participants will be able to confidently navigate the Preservation Week web site to assist in planning and hosting a Preservation Week event.

Who Should Attend?
Librarians thinking about planning a Preservation Week event or those already working on one.

Donia Conn is an independent consultant for small and mid-sized cultural heritage institutions. She has worked in the fields of conservation and preservation for almost twenty years, specializing in book conservation and preservation training. She presents workshops and webinars on preservation and digitization topics, consults with institutions on disaster planning and preservation issues, and is adjunct faculty for the Simmons College Graduate School of Library and Information Science teaching Preservation Management and Collections Maintenance. Donia has been one of the people working on developing Preservation Week since 2009.


How to Register
Register here: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/627890216

For questions or comments related to this free webinar, contact Julie Reese, ALCTS Events Manager at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5034 or jreese@ala.org.

*Posted on behalf of the ALCTS Continuing Education Committee.*

2014 ALA Midwinter: RBMS Tech Services Agenda

If anyone would like to report back for us on this meeting, please let Holly or myself know. Holly will be at midwinter, but I will not, so our reporting strength will be somewhat limited. Be a contributor!–Beth


RBMS Technical Services Discussion Group

ALA Midwinter Meeting, 2014

January 26, 10:30-11:30am

Pennsylvania Convention Center  115A

Draft Agenda

  1. Introductions
  2. Collaboration and Communication

Cataloging departments can tend to be insular places, yet for many catalogers, interaction and dialogue with other departments can be a huge help to our work. How do we make the most of our relationships with public service, acquisitions, or preservation departments?  What information can be both given and received from working with other areas of the library, and how might that help us create better information and a more useful experience for our patrons?

Come share your experiences of working with the other professionals of your library. What have been some successful workflows? What have been some spectacular miscommunications that might shed light on how we can work with each other in the future?  Both the challenges and the triumphs of collaboration will be discussed.

3. News and Announcements

In the News: Born Digital, Projects Need Attention to Survive | The Chronicle of Higher Education

Bradley J. Daigle, director of digital curation services at the University of Virginia Library, calls this “digital stewardship.” Its an essential but easily overlooked element in any digital-humanities project. Born-digital work can die. Digital stewardship “involves care and feeding” to make sure that doesnt happen, he says. “My unit essentially pays attention to the life cycle of the digital object.”

via Born Digital, Projects Need Attention to Survive – Technology – The Chronicle of Higher Education.

In the News: Library of Congress: 75% of Silent Films Lost | Variety

A study from the Library of Congress reveals for the first time how many feature films produced by U.S. studios during the silent film era still exist, what condition they’re in and where they are located.

via Library of Congress: 75% of Silent Films Lost | Variety.

In the News: Nov. 22, 1963: The Fiftieth Anniversary of the Assassination of JFK

As we remember this fiftieth anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, library and archival collections are providing vivid time capsules of that tragic event — and new ways to present those artifacts.

The University of Virginia Library is “live-tweeting” (@UVaDigServ #JFK50) a transcript of the broadcast wire from a United Press International teletype machine in Jacksonville Florida chronicling the shooting and death of President John F. Kennedy, November 22, 1963.  Learn more about the recent donation of the teletype machine printout of wire reports received by UPI on Notes from Under Grounds: The Blog of the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library.

And even though they don’t give quite enough credit to their archival sources, this Huffington Post story does a great job pulling together news footage, newspaper headlines, and wire posts that detail the frantic attempts to report the assassination.

The LBJ Library’s Nov. 22, 1963 Tragedy and Transition online exhibit features many digitized manuscripts and a/v recordings related to the event.  An a/v preservation colleague points out a particularly interesting recording:

Here is Lady Bird Johnson’s first diary recollection from November 22, 1963. She used her secretary’s son’s portable reel to reel and recorded over a music tape that was on the machine. Being a frugal person she used the batteries in the machine until they were dead. This caused the pitch of this recording to fluctuate over two octaves during each segment.

This segment was “re-pitched” over the past few years, sometimes syllable by syllable.


Who Owns The Archives Of A Vanishing Iraqi Jewish World? : Parallels : NPR

Back in 2003, that Baghdad basement was flooded, thanks to a U.S. military strike. Floating in the muck, according to Doris Hamburg of the National Archives, were scads of documents. Some are centuries old, others more recent. They chronicle Baghdad’s role as a center of Jewish life. There were holiday prayer books, sections of Torah scrolls, books on Jewish law, and Jewish community organizational documents.

Who Owns The Archives Of A Vanishing Iraqi Jewish World? : Parallels : NPR.

In the News: Library of Congress to preserve public broadcasting archive with recordings from 120 stations | The Washington Post

Under a project funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and announced Thursday, 40,000 hours of radio and television content is being digitized for long-term preservation at the library. It will become the American Archive of Public Broadcasting and will be housed at the library’s National Audio-Visual Conservation Center in underground vaults in Culpeper, Va.

via Library of Congress to preserve public broadcasting archive with recordings from 120 stations – The Washington Post.


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