1 May 2016

Archives MayDay 2016

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Today is Archives MayDay 2016 – the one day each year when the entire archives profession pays attention to emergency preparedness by writing, reviewing, and revising disaster preparedness plans. At home, too often our emergency planning takes second place to more pressing demands. So I think it’s smart to take [...]

26 May 2015

Archival Supplies Sale May 2015

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Archival Supplies Sale May 2015 at Hollinger until June 1. Get 20 percent off everything at Hollinger Metal Edge, where professional archivists buy their supplies. CLICK HERE AND USE CODE: XXIII Archivists swear by Hollinger, the leader in this field since 1945. Archivists do not store priceless originals in office supplies at discount stores, home [...]

1 May 2015

SOS Save Our Stuff 2015

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The American Library Association is now promoting SOS Save Our Stuff 2015. Each year during national Preservation Week in the United States, ALA reaches out to family historians and cultural organizations with helpful resources for preserving archives and family records. Here are the links for SOS Save Our Stuff 2015: Preservation [...]

7 Dec 2014

Restoring Digital Family Photos

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I'd rather have a root canal – and let's be specific about no anesthetic – than fiddle with PhotoShop. So when I think about restoring digital family photos, I think of professionals like Landailyn CPR (Conservation, Preservation, Restoration). Proprietor and family photo wizard Janine Smith promises to "breathe life into your [...]