Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Webinar Wednesday April 25, 2012

A Free Webinar In Honor of Preservation Week April 22-28

"Saving Cherished Memorabilia: Preservation Tips For Family Historians" is a free webinar that will be held on Wednesday, April 25, 2012, 3:00 - 4:00 pm. Learn from Library of Congress preservation staff on how to store your photographs and documents, what archival supplies to purchase and more.

This webinar is free and co-sponsored by The Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania, Library of Congress Genealogy and Local History Reading Room, and the LOC Preservation Team.

Send an email to Mark Wilson at mwilson@loc.gov before Sunday, April 22, 2012
Spaces are limited and will be filled in the order in which requests are received

About the Webinar:
Join the Library of Congress Preservation Directorate and Local History & Genealogy Reading Room staff for a webinar on tips and recommendations for preserving family memorabilia. This one hour webinar will offer participants practical advice on caring for personal documents, books, digital materials, and other family keepsakes. Topics covered will include how to safely handle and store memorabilia to prevent the most commons types of damage and deterioration, what to look for when purchasing preservation-quality storage supplies, and what to do when items are damaged. In addition, staff from the Library's Local History & Genealogy Reading Room will provide an introduction to using the collections, one of the most extensive public resources for researching ancestry, African-American history, immigration, U.S. military history, and many other related topics. Participants will have the opportunity to submit questions through the webinar chat platform.

submitted by Lois Shumaker
posted by Denise Hibsch Richmond

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