ALCTS web course: Fundamenta​ls of Preservati​on

Fundamentals of Preservation
Session: April 4 – April 29, 2011

This is a four-week online course that introduces participants to the principles, policies and practices of preservation in libraries and archives. It is designed to inform all staff, across divisions and departments and at all levels of responsibility. Provides tools to begin extending the useful life of library collections.

Course components:

  • Preservation as a formal library function, and how it reflects and supports the institutional mission
  • The primary role of preventive care, including good storage conditions, emergency planning, and careful handling of collections
  • The history and manufacture of physical formats and how this impacts on preservation options
  • Standard methods of care and repair, as well as reformatting options
  • Challenges in preserving digital content and what the implications are for the future of scholarship

Instructor: Andy Hart, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Fee: $109 ALCTS Members; $129 Non-Members

Additional details and registration information can be found at http://www.ala.org/alcts/events under Web courses.

For questions about registration, contact Tom Ferren, ALA Senior Registration Coordinator at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 4293 or tferren@ala.org.

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