UNT Libraries is celebrating Preservation Week 2012 from April 22-28. Two free preservation webinars are going to be offered during the week at The Forum in Willis Library: April 24 at 1 p.m. – Taking Care: Family Textiles This webinar features a discussion of how to care for the various types of textiles found in family collections,including clothing, flags, furniture coverings and framed textiles. The session will cover how to safely store and display textiles and how to determine when the services of a professional conservator are needed.
Participants will learn about: • Proper handling and storage of heirloom textiles • How to prevent damage and minimize deterioration • Resources for storage materials • Additional resources for further information. The presenter is Bronwyn Eves, an objects conservator from Springfield, Illinois. Bronwyn has worked as a conservator at the Field Museum of Natural History, and interned at the Museum of New Mexico, the Peabody Museum at Harvard and the Art Institute of Chicago. Bronwyn has been a conservator in private practice since 1999 and has served museums and private collectors throughout Illinois. Currently, she is the project manager
of the Illinois Collections Preservation Network, an IMLS funded grant aimed at developing a network of professionals who care for collections. April 26 at 1 p.m. – Preserving Your Personal Digital Photographs Digital photos are fragile and require special care to keep them accessible. But preserving any kind of digital information is a new concept that most people have little experience with. Technologies change over time and become obsolete, making it difficult to access older digital photos. Learn about the nature of the problem and hear about some simple, practical tips and tools to help you keep your digital photos safe. This webinar will cover: • The nature of the problem • Simple practical tips to describe and save digital photos • Tools that can
be used The presenter is Bill LeFurgy, Digital Initiatives Manager, who has worked for the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program at the Library of Congress since June 2002. He leads the NDIIPP Communications Team, which interacts with a broad range of people interested in preserving access to digital information. In former lives, LeFurgy dealt with electronic records at the National Archives and Records Administration and served as Baltimore City Archivist and Records Management Officer. For more