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Preservation Workshop: Care and Handling During Scanning

  • 02 Aug 2018
  • 8:45 AM - 9:45 AM
  • Columbus Public Library, Room 1A

 Workshop Description: A mini-workshop part of the CONTENTdm User's Group meeting.

Presented from a preventative conservation perspective, this workshop will provide guidelines and tips to protect special collections during the digitization capture process. Preservation topics will include transportation, environment and workflow considerations for rare materials. A brief overview on identifying book parts and common condition issues for a variety of media will be followed by a discussion on handling and supporting fragile materials, which will be illustrated with objects and examples of archival supports. Tricks to safely remove damaging fasteners will also be demonstrated.  

Ashleigh Ferguson Schieszer, Ohio Preservation Council, Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, Special Collections Conservator, ashleigh.schieszer@uc.edu;

Miriam Nelson, Ohio Preservation Council, Ohio University Libraries, Head of Preservation and Digital Initiatives, nelsonm1@ohio.edu.


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