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National Library Preservation Week 2012

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National Library Preservation Week 2012* is being celebrated by the ODU Libraries from April 23-27. We've scheduled several events in the Learning Commons at Perry Library, Conference Room 1310-1311.

We invite you to come to any or all of the events and learn how ODU is preserving its resources and what YOU can do to preserve yours. (Note: Seating for these events is limited!)

* Preservation Week was created in 2010 because some 630 million items in collecting institutions require immediate attention and care. Eighty percent of these institutions have no paid staff assigned responsibility for collections care; 22 percent have no collections care personnel at all. Some 2.6 billion items are not protected by an emergency plan. As natural disasters of recent years have taught us, these resources are in jeopardy should a disaster strike. Personal, family, and community collections are equally at risk. (American Library Association - http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/preswk)


National Library Preservation Week
April 23- April 27, 2012

Monday, April 23: “When Disaster Strikes”
The Learning Commons at Perry Library RM 1310-1311 10:00 am-12:00 pm

Myles Henderson will discuss potential weather disasters specific to Hampton  Roads. He will also review how to prepare for these weather systems.

David Elgin will explain what a disaster recovery firm can do for you in the event of a disaster. He will also detail steps you can take to prevent further damage while waiting for help.

Rob Tench will give an overview of the Preservation Team and the work they do to preserve library materials Old Dominion University.

Tuesday April 24 “Preserving Our Printed History”
The Learning Commons at Perry Library RM 1310-1311 10:00 am-12:00 pm

Sonia Yaco will speak about the preservation of print materials including manuscripts, scrapbooks, and photographs.

Wednesday April 25 “Digital Day”
The Learning Commons at Perry Library RM 1310-1311 10:00 am-12:00 pm

Jessica Mirasol will discuss how digital preservation is handled on campus and ways that people can preserve their materials at home.

The Learning Commons at Perry Library RM 1310-1311 1:00 pm-2:00 pm

Jessica Mirasol will explain the proper care and handling of digital audio/visual materials.

Thursday April 26 “Saving Sights and Sounds”
The Learning Commons at Perry Library RM 1310-1311 10:00 am-12:00 pm

Jessica Mirasol will examine ways of preserving audio and visual materials such as VHS tapes, film strips, cassette tapes and reel to reel tapes.

Friday April 27 “Conserving Arts and Crafts”
The Learning Commons at Perry Library RM 1310-1311 10:00 am-12:00 pm

Mark Lewis will close the week with a discussion of artifact preservation including sculptures, works of art, clothing, and tapestries.

Speaker Biographies

Myles Henderson joined the Live VIPIR Forecast Team in June of 2010. He is excited and proud to be a part of WTKR NewsChannel 3, the station that he grew up watching. He earned a Bachelor of Science in meteorology at NC State. Myles returned to the state of Virginia to start his career as a broadcast meteorologist at the Charlottesville Newsplex (WCAV/WVAW/WAHU). While at WCAV, Myles was a part of the weather team that won the Virginia Association of Broadcasters meritorious award for best weathercast.

David Elginis the general manager of Belfor Fire, Wind and Water Restoration. From its office in Virginia Beach, BELFOR provides emergency restoration and reconstruction services to all of Norfolk and surrounding areas. David is active in the Hampton Roads Community and led his team in a partnership with the Red Cross to provide bottled water during the aftermath of hurricane Irene.

Rob Tench has been the Acquisitions & Preservation Services Librarian at ODU since 2007.  He writes reviews of reference materials for Library Journal and is active in a variety of professional organizations, serving as chairperson for the Virginia Library Association’s Region III (Tidewater).  His current areas of research and interest are patron driven acquisitions and digital preservation.

Sonia Yaco is the Special Collections Librarian and University Archivist at Old Dominion University. She is the founder and co-chair of the Desegregation of Virginia Education (DOVE) Project, a history preservation initiative. Ms. Yaco is a regular contributor to scholarly archival journals. She holds a Masters of Arts degree from the School of Library and Information Studies at the University of Wisconsin – Madison.

Jessica Mirasol is the Librarian Archivist for Music Collections at Old Dominion University. She holds her Bachelor of Music Education and her MLIS with a concentration in archival preservation. Since beginning her position at Old Dominion University in 2009 she has labored to preserve the music collections including print, audio, and digital formats. She previously worked at the University of Pittsburgh Archives Service Center and the Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation.

Mark Lewis has been the painting conservator at the Chrysler Museum of Art since 2001.  He holds an MS in Art Conservation from the University of Delaware- Winterthur Museum Program.  Prior to accepting the position at the Chrysler, he was Chief Conservator at the High Museum of Art Regional Conservation Center in Atlanta.  Institutions where he has worked include: The Harvard University Art Museum, The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge,UK., The Pennsylvania Academy, The Los Angeles Co. Museum of Art, and The J. Paul Getty Museum.