Architectural drawings, large maps, huge works of art on paper, and other large items can be fascinating items in collections but also cause challenges with long-term preservation. How can these items be stored, transported, used by researchers, and digitized with their long-term preservation in mind? This class will review identification of some common reproduction methods for large items; care, handling, and storage of oversized flat paper and bound volumes; digitizing oversized items; and basics of disaster preparedness activities specific to large items. Attendees will learn how to better care for oversized collections in their cultural heritage institution.
Instructor: Annie Peterson
Annie Peterson is Preservation Services Librarian at LYRASIS. Before joining LYRASIS, Annie Peterson was the Preservation Librarian for the Howard-Tilton Memorial Library at Tulane University. She has an MLIS from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. She has a range of experience in preservation and conservation that provides a strong base for helping the archives, historical societies, libraries and museums that we reach through the Preservation Field Services project. She is active in the American Library Association and is the Chair of the Association of Library Collections and Technical Services Preservation and Reformatting Section. In 2016 Annie was awarded the Esther J. Piercy Award from ALCTS, an award that is given to recognize the contribution to areas of librarianship included in library collections and technical service by a librarian who has shown outstanding promise for continuing contribution and leadership.
Archival Recertification Credits - ARCs: 1
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Registrations for this class must be received at least one week before the class date. Registrants should receive an email offering detailed login and setup instructions. Please call 800.999.8558 if you do not receive this email at least three days before the class. This class is designed for individual participation; each individual must register.
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