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29 Apr 2014

Preservation Week 2014 Textiles

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Preservation Week 2014 Textiles is today’s post. This year Preservation Week is from April 27-May 3. A joint effort by the archives, library, and museum professions, Preservation Week is designed to share professional expertise on preservation of historical materials with individuals and organizations.

As part of this celebration, this retired archivist and Sassy Jane are featuring five posts this week on preserving your family history papers, photographs, data. and textiles.

Genealogists are family historians and sometimes they’re museum curators too. If you need to preserve family textiles – Grandma’s quilt, Mom’s wedding dress, Great-great-grandma’s needlework sampler – then here are six quick tips for you.

Preservation Week 2014 Textiles

1. Textiles like the same environment you do. No basements, no attics, no garages, no place where the temperature and humidity cycle up and down constantly.

2. […]

27 Apr 2014

Preservation Week 2014 Family Photographs

Preservation Week 2014 – Family Photographs sassy jane genealogyToday’s topic is Preservation Week 2014 Family Photographs. This year Preservation Week  is from April 27-May 3. A joint effort by the archives, library, and museum professions, Preservation Week is designed to share professional expertise on preservation of historical materials with individuals and organizations. As part of this celebration, this retired archivist and Sassy Jane are featuring five posts this week on preserving your family history papers, photographs, and data. The blog posts will be by record type, so let’s get to today’s post. Check your local library to see if they have events planned.

Preservation Week 2014 Family Photographs

Sassy Jane recommends:

1. Move family records and photographs out of the garage, attic, or basement. Damp, mold, and temperature extremes are bad for photographs. Remember – they like the same temperature and humidity that you do.
2. Check the […]

15 Jun 2013

Archival Supplies for Genealogy

Need archival supplies for family records? Want to shop where professional archivists get their supplies? And how about a 15 percent discount at the same time? Then head to the Summer 2013 sale at Hollinger Metal Edge to stock up.

To be completely honest, I am dismayed when genealogists tell me they buy acid-free supplies  for their priceless family papers at discount stores, home parties, or other outlets that aren’t in the preservation business. That isn’t where libraries or archives shop and neither should you.

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19 Apr 2013

Preservation Week 2013

Events celebrating the fourth annual Preservation Week will be held across the country at academic, public, and special libraries April 21-27, 2013. Activities include lectures, presentations, demonstrations and workshops, as well as three free Preservation Week-sponsored webinars.

Two new online tools are available now:

  1. the Event Map helps libraries promote their events and
  2. the Speaker Locator helps libraries find preservation professionals to give presentations and demonstrations during Preservation Week or any time.

New this year are Preservation Week Quick Tip Cards titled “Save Your Stuff.” Libraries can make them in-house or support Preservation Week by purchasing them from a printer. The cards give examples of items that need special care (textiles, scrapbooks, film, audio materials, and others) and provide a link to Quick Tips for caring for that item. The reverse of the card explains the importance of Preservation Week.

Recognizing the critical role libraries play in preservation, the Association for Library […]