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Lyrasis Class: Managing Oversized Materials: Care, Handling and Preservation of Posters, Maps, and Other Large Pages in Our Collections
February 25, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm$75 – $100
Description: Architectural drawings, large maps, big works of art on paper, can be fascinating treasures in our collections but can also cause frustrations. How do we transport and store them? How do we display them? This two hour class is designed for those who understand, care for, and manage collections containing unbound oversized paper artifacts and large bound volumes. It will review the basics of preservation for paper collections including agents of deterioration, collections care priority setting, handling, and storage. Additionally, we will talk about digitization as a tool for display, access and preservation of these hard to handle items.
Instructor: Annie Peterson
Annie Peterson is the Preservation Services Librarian at LYRASIS. Since 2012, she was the Preservation Librarian at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana. At Tulane she provided collection care services to the library’s varied general and special collections and was the principal investigator of an IMLS National Leadership Planning Grant for establishing collaborative preservation services in New Orleans. Annie received her MLIS from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she worked in both preservation and conservation. She has also worked in preservation at Yale University, George Blood Audio and Video, and the University of California, Los Angeles.
This class is funded in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Division of Preservation and Access.
Registrations for this class must be received at least 48 hours before the class date. This class is designed for individual participation; each individual must register.
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