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Pass It On: Preservation Week, April 24-30, 2016

April 25th, 2016 by Sara Gunasekara

Preservation Week, a presentation of the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS), is a national campaign to help raise awareness about collecting and preservation, to connect the general public to preservation information and expertise, and to emphasize the close relationships among personal, family, community, and public collections and their preservation.

Events during the week include two free webinars. The webinars, which require registration, will each begin at 11 a.m. PDT and will last about one hour. To register and learn more go to ALCTS events.

The webinars are:.

From Cassette to Cloud: Reformatting Audiotape, Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Description:  Oral histories can provide a wealth of information about individual and community life. This webinar explores ways these recordings can be digitized, and the challenges in doing so.

For additional information and access to the free registration links, please go to the following website: http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/upcoming/webinar/042616

 

Preserving Your Digital Life, Thursday, April 28, 2016

Description: Many of us record and keep personal and family stories in digital formats. This webinar explores steps to take now to for preserving these narratives for future generations. means considering how we create the files and how we store them. What steps can we take now to make the ensure the best possibility of retaining these important files into the future?

 

For additional information and access to free registration links, please go to the following website: http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/upcoming/webinar/042816

These webinars are primarily intended for individuals, but will also be of interest to local historical societies and other cultural heritage groups.

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Visit Special Collections during Picnic Day Open House

April 13th, 2016 by Sara Gunasekara

Special Collections will be participating in Picnic Day as part of the Library’s Open House which is Saturday April 16, 2016 from 10am-2pm. We’ll be featuring several of our exhibits including:

Come visit us on Picnic Day so that you can see how the past and present collide!

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