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Preservation Week activities at Library of Congress

From: Erin Engle <eengle<-at->
Date: Friday, April 13, 2012
Preserving our history and sharing knowledge are what our profession
does best. You can play an important role in helping your patrons
save their own family history and personal treasures.

In celebration of Preservation Week 2012
<URL:http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/preswk>, April 22-28, 2012,
the Library of Congress is sponsoring public events to share
preservation strategies and basic instructions that help people care
for their personal materials and thereby pass them on.

A brief list of our Preservation Week activities is below. The full
list, including descriptions of each program, can be found at

    <URL:http://www.digitalpreservation.gov/meetings/presweek2012.html>

and in the Library's official press release

    <URL:http://www.loc.gov/today/pr/2012-12-069.html>

Monday, April 23, 2012
Noon to 1 pm,
Film: "Investment in the Future"

    A 35-minute photofilm (a film made from still images) from the
    1980s explains the history of library preservation through the
    activities of the Library of Congress at that time.  Dining Room
    A, on the sixth of the James Madison Building, 101 Independence
    Ave. S.E., Washington, DC

Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Noon to 1 pm
"Caring for Your Digital Photos: Strategies to Help You Organize and
    Save Your Digital Memories"

    Staff from the National Digital Information Infrastructure and
    Preservation Program and the Prints and Photographs Division
    will provide basic, practical tips for organizing and saving
    digital photos.  Dining Room A, on the sixth floor of the James
    Madison Building, 101 Independence Ave., S.E., Washington, DC
    Download the flyer for this event:

        <URL:http://www.digitalpreservation.gov/documents/Tuesday_LC_PW2012.pdf>

Tuesday, April 24, 2012
6:30-8 pm
"Save Your Digital Stuff: Practical Strategies for Preserving Your
    Digital Materials"

    Staff from the National Digital Information Infrastructure and
    Preservation Program will provide some basic, practical tips for
    preserving personal digital collections.  The Martin Luther King
    Jr. Memorial DC Public Library, 901 G St N.W., Washington,
    DC Download the flyers for this event:

        <URL:http://www.digitalpreservation.gov/documents/Tuesday_DCPL_PW2012_vhs.pdf>
        <URL:http://www.digitalpreservation.gov/documents/Tuesday_DCPL_PW2012_camera.pdf>

Wednesday, 2012 April 25
Noon to 1 pm
"Caring for Your Books, Documents and Works of Art on Paper, and
    Photographic Prints"

    Conservation specialists from the Preservation Directorate will
    discuss and demonstrate basic preservation measures one can do
    at home to care for personal collections.  Pickford Theater on
    the third floor of the James Madison Building, 101 Independence
    Ave. SE, Washington, DC

Wednesday, April 25, 2012
3-4 pm EST
Webinar
Saving Cherished Memorabilia: Preservation Tips for Family
    Historians"

    Staff members from the Library's Preservation Directorate and
    the Local History and Genealogy Reading will host a free webinar
    with tips and recommendations for preserving family memorabilia.
    To participate in this webinar, send an email at least three
    days prior to the event to Mark Wilson (mwilson<-at->loc<.>gov).
    Webinar "seats" are limited and will be filled in the order in
    which the requests are received.

Thursday, April 26
2-3 pm EST
Webinar
"Preserving Your Personal Digital Photographs:"

    The National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation
    Program will present information about learning to care for
    digital photos.  Hosted by the Association for Library
    Collections and Technical Services.

Free; registration required at

    <URL:https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/666813208>

Saturday, April 28, 2012
2-3:30 pm
"Save Your Digital Stuff: Practical Strategies for Preserving Your
    Digital Materials" Basic, practical tips for preserving personal
    digital collections.
Arlington Country Public Library
Central Branch
1015 North Quincy St.
Arlington

    Download the flyers for this event:

    <URL:http://www.digitalpreservation.gov/documents/Saturday_Arlington_PW2012_vhs.pdf>
    <URL:http://www.digitalpreservation.gov/documents/Saturday_Arlington_PW2012_camera.pdf>

Throughout the month, Young Readers Center Open House:  The Center
will feature lively presentations and a book display introducing
aspects of preservation to its young visitors and their families.
The Young Readers Center is open Monday through Friday, 9 am - 4:30
pm, in Room G29 on the ground floor of the Thomas Jefferson
Building, 10 First St. S.E., Washington, DC

A full list of national activities can be seen at Preservation
Week's online map <URL:http://bit.ly/preswkmap2012> and followed on
Twitter, _at_PreservationWk <URL:https://twitter.com/PreservationWk>
Hashtag: #preswk


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