Fragile Imaging: Lantern Slides, Glass Plate Negatives and Daguerreotypes

In this class, we will discuss the issues to consider and questions to ask in evaluating the condition and type of fragile glass materials and how to digitize these materials.

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This two-hour online class will help you lay some of the basic groundwork needed to evaluate the condition of fragile nineteenth century materials and plan for their digitization. Best practices for image capture and preservation of originals will also be discussed.

Learning Outcomes
  • Distinguish the differences between Lantern Slides, Glass Plate Negatives and Daguerreotypes
  • Identify best practices for image capture
  • Plan for preservation of these fragile materials

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.

Intended Audience:

This class is ideal for those that will be handling and working to capture fragile images. This class will help increase their confidence in performing these functions but is also open to all interested.


Frequency: offered 2 times a year, Summer & Winter

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.

Time: All live online classes are in Eastern time.

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You may register using one of two methods:

    Register Online
    Click on "Register" above.
    PDF Form
    Print out the registration form and fax it to LYRASIS at 404.892.7879.