Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Saving Cherished Memorabilia: Preservation Tips For Family Historians

3:00 UNTIL 4:00 PM
"Saving Cherished Memorabilia: Preservation Tips For Family Historians"
Learn from Library of Congress preservation staff how to store your
photographs and documents, what archival supplies to purchase and more.
This webinar is free, in honor of Preservation Week, and co-sponsored by
The Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania, Library of Congress Genealogy and
Local History Reading Room, and the LOC Preservation Team.
TO PARTICIPATE - Send an email to Mark Wilson at BEFORE SUNDAY APRIL 22nd 2012
Spaces are limited and will be filled in the order in which requests are received
About the Webinar:
Join the Library of Congress Preservation Directorate and Local History & Genealogy Reading Room staff for a webinar on tips and recommendations for preserving family memorabilia. This one hour webinar will offer participants practical advice on caring for personal documents, books, digital materials, and other family keepsakes. Topics covered will include how to safely handle and store memorabilia to prevent the most commons types of damage and deterioration, what to look for when purchasing preservation-quality storage supplies, and what to do when items are damaged. In addition, staff from the Library's Local History & Genealogy Reading Room will provide an introduction to using the collections, one of the most extensive public resources for researching ancestry, African-American history, immigration, U.S. military history, and many other related topics. Participants will have the opportunity to submit questions through the webinar chat platform.
This webinar is one of a number of activities sponsored by the Library of Congress in celebration of Preservation Week: Pass It On  (April 22-28, 2012) to share preservation strategies that help people care for their personal materials-and thereby pass them on-and is offered in conjunction with the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania.
Speakers: Jeanne Drewes, Chief, Binding and Collections Care Division, Library of Congress Lindsey Hobbs, Technician, Collections Care Section, Library of Congress Ahmed Johnson, Reference Specialist, Local History & Genealogy Reading Room, Library of Congress

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