Pass It On: Preservation Week 2011 Begins in Less Than One Month
Some 630 million items in collecting institutions require immediate attention and care. Eighty percent of these institutions have no paid staff assigned responsibility for collections care; 22 percent have no collections care personnel at all. Some 2.6 billion items are not protected by an emergency plan. As natural disasters of recent years have taught us, these resources are in jeopardy should a disaster strike. Personal, family, and community collections are equally at risk.
ALA encourages libraries and other institutions to use Preservation Week to connect our communities through events, activities, and resources that highlight what we can do, individually and together, to preserve our personal and shared collections. Last year, over 65 events took place nationwide.
Selected Preservation Week Resources
List of 2010 Preservation Week Events in the U.S.
Two Free Webinars Are Planned:
1. April 26 — Accidents Happen: Protecting & Saving Family Treasures with Nancy Kraft
2. April 28 — Preserving Your Personal Digital Memories with Bill LeFurgy
Preservation Week Facebook Page
Preservation Week Hashtag: preswk
Videos, Statistics, Links, Preservation Awareness Stories
The ALA Preservation Week Web Page
@yourlibrary Web Page
Preservation Week Partners:
- ALCTS | Preservation and Reformatting Section
- Library of Congress
- Institute of Museum and Library Services
- American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works
- Society of American Archivists
- Heritage Preservation
- Archival Products | Archival Products NEWS
- FamilyArchives.com | Preservation Week coupon
- Gaylord | more
- The HF Group
About Gary Price
Gary Price (email@example.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.