Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Preservation Week 2011

Protect Your Treasures: Preserving Personal Collections

Dartmouth College Library presents a personal treasures preservation event as part of the 2nd Annual ALA Preservation Week. This event is part of a national celebration initiated by the American Library Association to raise awareness of cultural heritage preservation within the community.

Special One-Day Event, Wednesday, April 27, 2011 11am-1pm

Baker-Berry Library, DCAL Conference Room

Dartmouth College Library’s Preservation Services department is hosting a two-hour personal treasures preservation event. Faculty, students, staff, and community members are invited to bring questions about personal documents, family photos, and memorabilia for advice on how to best preserve those treasured items.

If you have a sample item from your collection, please feel free to bring it along with your questions. We will provide information about best practices in storage, handling, and general preservation guidelines for a wide range of materials, including:

  • Photographs
  • Books
  • Documents and art on paper
  • Film, video, and home movies
  • Records, tapes, CDs and other audio materials
  • Digital items such as documents, photographs, and other personal files
  • Textiles

**Please note: we will not provide any monetary appraisal of items. If you are interested in assessing the value of your treasures, we recommend having them evaluated by a professional appraiser.

Click here for more information!

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