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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:
Tuesday, April 28
Presented by Siobhan C. Hagan
This presentation covers the basic composition and history of film and video technology, particularly as it relates to formats found within personal and family collections. Tips and tricks for preserving your personal moving image materials will be addressed so that future generations can continue to enjoy your family movies and videos.
Wednesday, April 29
Presented by Mike Ashenfelder
This webinar can help increase your understanding of what it takes to preserve commonly used digital files such photos, recordings, videos and documents. Learn about the nature of the digital-preservation challenge and hear about some simple, practical tips and tools to help you preserve your digital stuff.
Here is this week’s post in our Panama-Pacific International Exposition (PPIE) centennial series. This image is a plate from Views of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition in Natural Colors.
Today’s On This Day post celebrates the twenty-fifth anniversary of the signing of the UC Davis Principles of Community. More information about the history of the Principles of Community can be found on the Office of Campus Community Relations website here.
The photo below, from the Strategic Communication Records, ran in the April 27, 1990 issue of Dateline. The caption reads: “The Principles of Community” document was ceremoniously signed last week by Chancellor Theodore L. Hullar and representatives from five of the six constituent organizations that govern UC Davis. Noting that the document was a group product, Hullar said “We did this together – that’s what community is. Everything we believe about our campus can fit within these principles.” Signers in this photo included clockwise from left seated: Jane Kimball, chair of the Academic Staff Organization; Charles Nash, chair of the Academic Senate; Hullar; Steven Johns, president of the Associated Students of UC Davis; Pierre duVair, chair of the Graduate Student Association; and Davis Heller, chair of the UC Davis Staff Assembly. Margaret Hayes, who represented the sixth constituency as chair of the UC Davis Medical Center Staff Assembly, was on vacation Friday but signed the document this week to complete the signatures.
Here is this week’s post in our Panama-Pacific International Exposition (PPIE) centennial series. This image is from our Panama-Pacific International Exposition Collection.
It is Picnic Day Pre-Week here on campus so what better collection for Gerome to highlight than the Picnic Day Collection! The collection contains programs, newspaper clippings, and memorabilia from Picnic Day celebrations from 1909 to the present. We also hold the Picnic Day Board of Directors Records which include reports, financial records, meeting minutes, and publicity materials that document the Board’s work in organizing UC Davis’ annual open house.
Special Collections will be participating in Picnic Day on Saturday, April 18 as part of the Shields Library Open House. Special Collections will be open from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Stop by and say hello!