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ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Preservation
Session 3: August 15 - September 9, 2016
Four-week online course that introduces participants to the principles, policies and practices of preservation in libraries and archives. It is designed to inform all staff, across divisions and departments and at all levels of responsibility. Provides tools to begin extending the useful life of library collections.
Preservation as a formal library function, and how it reflects and supports the institutional mission
The primary role of preventive care, including good storage conditions, emergency planning, and careful handling of collections
The history and manufacture of physical formats and how this impacts on preservation options
Standard methods of care and repair, as well as reformatting options
Challenges in preserving digital content and what the implications are for the future of scholarship
Who Should Attend:
Designed to inform all staff, across divisions and departments and at all levels of responsibility. Provides tools to begin extending the useful life of library collections.
Course Level & Prerequisites
This is a fundamentals course with no prerequisites.
Donia Conn, Preservation Consultant for Cultural Heritage Collections
Dawn Aveline, Preservation Officer, UCLA
Karen O’Connell, Preservation Coordinator, Georgetown University Library
Julie Mosbo, William and Susan Ouren Preservation Librarian, Texas A&M University Libraries
Jacob Nadal, Executive Director, ReCAP, Princeton University Library
Annie Peterson, Preservation Librarian, Tulane University
Roger Smith, University of California - San Diego
Peter D. Verheyen, Syracuse University Library
8 contact hours.
Certificates of completion are sent upon successful completion (passing score of 70% or higher) of the course.
This course is one-third of the Collection Management elective course approved by the Library Support Staff Certification Program (LSSCP). Collection Management Elective FAQ
$109 ALCTS Member and $139 Non-member
A Moodle-developed site is composed of self-paced modules with facilitated interaction led by the instructors. There are predetermined start and end dates and a suggested pace which include interaction with the instructors and your classmates. Students regularly use the forum and chat room functions to facilitate their class participation. Section quizzes are offered and feedback given, but there is no final class grade.
The course web site will be open for one week prior to the start date for students to have access to Moodle instructions and set their browser correctly. The course site will remain open one week after the end date for students to complete any sections and submit the course evaluation survey.
How to Register
Registration for each course is limited to 20 people. For courses that are not sold out, online and fax registration ends at 12 noon CDT on the Monday before the course begins. Mailed registration forms must be postmarked by two Mondays prior to the course start date.
Cancellation & Change Policy
Any requests for cancellation or changes to registration must be received in writing by ALCTS or the ALA registration department (MACS) no later than 7 days prior to the start of the course and are subject to a $40 processing fee.
For questions about registration, contact ALA Registration by calling 1-800-545-2433 and press 5 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted on behalf of the ALCTS Continuing Education Committee.
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