[Eril-l] ALCTS webinar: Preserving Digital Collections: An Overview

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Thu Feb 18 14:21:10 PST 2016

*Apologies in advance for multiple postings.*

ALCTS webinar: Preserving Digital Collections: An Overview

This session is part 3 of a 3-part series, Library Preservation Today,
by the ALCTS Preservation & Reformatting Section (PARS)

Date: Wednesday, March 16, 2016

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

Description: Session 3 of Library Preservation Today will be a primer to
digital library preservation, assuming little or no background in
protecting and ensuring access to both born digital and digitized
collections, including text, images, and AV collections. The presentation
will provide tools to begin extending the useful life of library

Learning outcomes:

Upon completion of this series, attendees will:

1. Value preservation as a formal library function, and how it reflects and
supports the institutional mission

2. Appreciate the primary role of preventive care, including good storage
conditions, in extending the useful life of collections; and

3. Understand some of the challenges in preserving digital content and what
the implications are for the future of scholarship.

Who should attend? Those who work in smaller to medium sized libraries,
archives and historical societies.

Presenter: Peter Verheyen, Research and Emerging Issues Analyst at Syracuse
University Library comes from a bookbinding and rare book conservation
background. He worked as a conservator in private practice and at Yale and
Cornell University libraries. In 1995 he established the conservation lab
at the Syracuse University Libraries and served as Head of Preservation and
Conservation until 2013. Verheyen was involved in digitization activities
at Syracuse and managed many projects in the Special Collections Research


This session is part 3 of a 3-part series, Library Preservation Today:


   Environmental Monitoring and Control
   Wednesday, March 2, 2016

   Care and Handling of Books and Scrapbooks
   Wednesday, March 9, 2016

   Preserving Digital Collections: An Overview, Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Participant Each ($) Entire Series ($)

ALCTS Member $43 each; $103 for series (save $26)

Non-member $59 each; $142 for series (save $35)

Group rate (members/non-members) $99/$129 each; $238 (save $59)/$310 for
series (save $77)

International $43 $103 (save $26)

For additional information and access to registration links, please go to
the following website:


ALCTS webinars are recorded and registrants receive a link to the recording
shortly following the live event.

For questions about registration, contact ALA Registration by calling
1-800-545-2433 and press 5 or email registration at ala.org. For all other
questions or comments related to the webinars, contact Julie Reese, ALCTS
Events Manager at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5034 or alctsce at ala.org.

Posted on behalf of the ALCTS Continuing Education Committee.
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