[Libs-Or] Preservation Week 2013: April 21-27

Kristen Kern kernk at pdx.edu
Tue Mar 19 10:45:15 PDT 2013

*New tools to help libraries celebrate Preservation Week 2013*****

Events celebrating the fourth annual Preservation Week (April 21-27, 2013)
will be held across the country at academic, public and special libraries.
Activities will include lectures, presentations, demonstrations and
workshops, as well as three free Preservation Week-sponsored


There is still time to prepare a public event for sharing information about
preserving collections, and an Event
Toolkit<http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/preswk/plan> that
contains resources for planning and promoting Preservation Week events can
be found on the Preservation Week
website.<http://www.ala.org/preservationweek> Two
new online tools are available now:****

   1. the Event Map
   libraries promote their events and replaces the Google Maps that have been
   used during previous Preservation Weeks, and****
   2. the Speaker
   libraries find preservation professionals to give presentations and
   demonstrations during Preservation Week or any time.****

Another new promotion tool for Preservation Week 2013 is a series of
Preservation Week Quick Tip Cards titled "Save Your Stuff." Libraries can make
them in-house or support Preservation Week by purchasing them from a
printer. <http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/preswk/card-images> The cards
give examples of items that need special care (textiles, scrapbooks, film,
audio materials and others) and provide a link to Quick Tips for caring for
that item. <http://www.ala.org/alcts/pwtips> The reverse of the card
explains the importance of Preservation Week. Please look at all the great
tools that are available for you and your library to use to promote
Preservation Week <http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/preswk/plan>.****


New for Preservation Week 2013 will be an all new preservation advice
column – Dear Donia.  What “Dear Abby” was to personal relationships, Dear
Donia will be for all your preservation conundrums!  How do I store my
grandfather’s letters home from the front?  What should I do to preserve my
family color snapshots that are fading? How can I preserve my child’s baby
quilt made by her great-grandmother?  To launch the column on Friday, April
26  at 11 am EST, Donia Conn will host a one hour live chat  to help answer
your preservation questions.  In the meantime, feel free to send Donia
questions via the Preservation Week’s Facebook page.****


Recognizing the critical role libraries play in preservation, the
Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) in
partnership with the Library of Congress and the Institute of Museum and
Library Services, is proud to bring Preservation Week to libraries across
the country. This national awareness campaign was developed to promote the
understanding and importance of care for personal and community cultural
heritage collections, such as books, documents, photographs, textiles,
paintings, sculptures, furniture and decorative arts.****


ALCTS is a division of the American Library Association.****


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Donia Conn
Preservation Consultant for Cultural Heritage Collections
bookconservator at yahoo.com

Kristen Kern
Fine and Performing Arts Librarian
Portland State Library
kernk at pdx.edu
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