Lyrasis Introduction to Preservation (Live Online!)

Preservation has a role in all types of cultural institutions as a way of protecting an institution’s investment in the collection. In these days of ever-dwindling dollars and ever-expanding needs, the importance of preserving a library’s resources has never been more crucial. The life expectancy of a library collection can be extended substantially and inexpensively by applying basic, common-sense preservation principles to current, ongoing activities. This web-based class will outline the features of a collection care program, demonstrating how all library staff have a role to play in preserving the collection. Taught in three two-hour sessions over the course of three weeks, Introduction to Preservation emphasizes preventive measures and includes information on the elements of a comprehensive preservation program, the nature of library materials, and the mechanisms of deterioration. Discussions will also cover proper care and handling practices, stack maintenance, staff and user education, and library binding.

Date: Tuesday, Sept 7, 2010, Tuesday, Sept, 14, 2010, and Tuesday, Sept, 21, 2010
Time: 4:00pm – 6:00pm (EST)
Fee: $220 for members, $220 for non-members

Seats are available! Visit us online for more information and to register!