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Preservation Week 2015: Taking Care of Your Collections at Home

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The New York Public Library has an enormous amount and variety of collection materials, and those collections require care to help them last. But the Library also has a Preservation Division to care for its collections. You have collections at home—drawers full of video tapes, shelves packed with CDs, DVDs and books, files stuffed with photos and documents, hard drives filled with data… How can you take care of your own collections, to make sure they're protected, to make sure they last?

As a part of the American Library Association's Preservation Week, NYPL staff will teach you how. Through a series of presentations for the public during the week of April 27–May 1, 2015, librarians, conservators, digital archivists, and preservation specialists will provide valuable information on a variety of different formats: audio and moving image materials, digital archives, art, books, papers and photographs. There will also be screening from the Reserve Film and Video Collection. Join us during Preservation Week and learn to take care of your collections at home!

Caring for Your Personal Digital Archives
Monday, April 27, 2015 at 12 pm, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom A

Caring for Your Personal Audiovisual Media
Monday, April 27, 2015 at 1 pm, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom A

Caring for Your Home Book, Paper, and Photograph Collections
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at 12 pm, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom A

Be an Informed Consumer of Custom Picture Framing
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at 1 pm, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom A

Introduction to Film Preservation with NYPL's Reserve Film and Video Collection
Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 2 pm, New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Third Floor Screening Room

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Upcoming Workshops on Preserving Collections

This series couldn't be more timely for me as I have hundreds of family photos to organize, digitize and preserve for future family members. I plan to share this information with a local genealogy group I belong to. I think its members will find this very helpful. Thank you for doing this.

Preservation week

can you post some videos on how to preserve books and records and other things I cannot come down to see these things so it would be useful if you can post them thank you

reserve film and video presentation

excellent program. Thank you!! Great choices of film for screening and I'm so glad to get more familiar with your mission!! Already shared Roaches Lullaby... A new favorite!!

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