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Amigos Library Services Presents Online Conference – Preservation: Back to Basics


By Larry Godwin - Posted on 20 August 2013

DALLAS, TX, August 19, 2013 – Amigos Library Services will present a one-day online conference “Preservation: Back to Basics” Thursday, September 19. The conference will cover a variety of topics, including in-house book and paper repair, emergency preparedness and disaster planning, preservation of analog and digital photos, audio cassette reformatting, and much more.

“We have been getting more calls about basic preservation issues, so we wanted to meet that need,” said Gina Minks, Imaging and Preservation Manager. Minks says that preservation is often a low priority and in the current economy many people are being asked to do an array of preservation tasks without having any training. With over 15 sessions offered, the “Back to Basics” online conference hopes to help fill some of those knowledge gaps.

Among the scheduled sessions are:

• Working with Qualified Vendors to Preserve Analog Video, presented by Kimberley Tarr of New York University and Peter Oleksik of The Museum of Modern Art
• Getting Started with Standard Audio Cassette Reformatting, presented by Anna Lamphear of University of Texas Libraries
• Care and Identification of Photographs, presented by Jessica Phillips of University of North Texas
• Disasters on a Budget: What You Can Do Now to Make Recovery Easier, presented by Susan Knoer of Master Plans, Inc.

Visit the conference webpage for the complete conference information, including schedule and registration. Early bird registration ends September 6, 2013. If you are unable to attend, recorded sessions are available at a nominal fee.

About Amigos Library Services - For more than 35 years, Amigos Library Services has helped members obtain affordable services and share library resources and knowledge. Through membership in Amigos, libraries collectively gain access to the latest innovations and services in the library community; pursue opportunities for continuing professional education; leverage buying power; and preserve the regions’ rich cultural heritage.

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