Preservation Week 2013
Special focus in 2013 on our military families and the challenges for preserving correspondence, photographs, and scrapbooks -- both in traditional and digital form. Together with the Veterans History Project and Digital Preservation at the Library of Congress, the Preservation Directorate celebrates Preservation Week 2013 with a series of lunchtime programs.
Experiencing War: Stories from the Veterans History Project
Experiencing War: Stories from the Veterans History Project, seven collections from the Library's Veterans History Project that highlight the challenges of preserving the myriad formats of the personal accounts of veterans, including collections that would have been lost to natural disasters had they not been donated to the Library of Congress.
Preserving Your Memories: Print and Digital Photographs
April 22, 2013
View video (72 minutes)
Conservation Treatment of a WWI-era Scrapbook [PDF: 7.8 MB / 17 pp.], Greta Glaser, 2012-2013 Fellow in Photograph Conservation
These Amazing Shadows: The Movies That Make America
April 23, 2013
Screening of the 2011 documentary that illustrates the history and importance of the National Film Registry, a growing list of films identified as culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant. Featuring interviews with the Librarian of Congress, James H. Billington, and experts from the Library’s National Audio-Visual Conservation Center, the film champions preservation of our material heritage as a celebration of the American experience.
Preserving Your Memories: Traditional and Digital Scrapbooks
April 24, 2013
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Digital Albums and Scrapbooks [PDF: 2.6 MB / 29 pp.], Mike Ashenfelder, Office of Strategic Initiatives, Digital Futures
Traditional Albums and Scrapbooks [PDF: 4 MB / 28 pp.], Mary Oey, Conservation Division
Scrapbooking for Preservation [PDF: 1.8 MB / 21 pp.], Carrie McNeal, 2012-2013 Fellow in Book Conservation
PAC: A Packed Agenda for Conserving Libraries' Heritage -- 20 years of Changes and Development
April 26, 2013
Christiane Baryla, Director, International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions, Core Activity on Preservation and Conservation (IFLA-PAC), Bibliothèque nationale de France, discusses the evolution of PAC since its establishment in 1984. Co-sponsored by FEDLINK, a division of the Library of Congress.
Article by Jeanne Drewes, "To Protect and Preserve: Getting the word out to the public about collection preservation ", American Libraries, April 22, 2013.