Wednesday, April 15, 2015

American Library Association Preservation Week

The Association for Library Collections and Technical Services, a division of the American Library Association, is celebrating Preservation Week from April 26-May 2, 2015.

As part of the week, it s offering a series of free webinars:

April 28th - Moving Image Preservation 101
This presentation covers the basic composition and history of film and video technology, particularly as it relates to formats found within personal and family collections. Tips and tricks for preserving your personal moving image materials will be addressed so that future generations can continue to enjoy your family movies and videos.
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April 30th - Digital Preservation for Individuals and Small Groups
As technology changes, the greatest threat to preserving digital files is obsolescence. Files may get stuck on obsolete media or in some form that may become unusable in time. This webinar can help increase your understanding of what it takes to preserve commonly used digital files such photos, recordings, videos and documents. Learn about the nature of the digital-preservation challenge and hear about some simple, practical tips and tools to help you preserve your digital stuff.
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May 1st - Disaster Response Q&A
Once a disaster strikes, the knee-jerk reaction is to rush in and save everything, but racing in without advance planning puts collections at risk of more damage and staff at risk of injury. This session will feature a live question-and-answer session.
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