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Preservation Issues Archive

Preservation Issues was published by the Ohio Preservation Council for the benefit of Ohio’s cultural institutions, including libraries, archives and historical societies. Its purpose was to provide information concerning preservation issues that affected all cultural institutions.

Preservation Issues

September 2011

Disaster Management: 2011

On Thursday September 15th, 2011 the Ohio Preservation Council hosted its biennial Preservation Symposium. This year the symposium featured a one-day Disaster Management Tele-workshop that was broadcast to four different locations around the state of Ohio - Cleveland, Cincinnati, Columbus, and Toledo.


Preservation Issues

September 2009

Celebrating Paper - 25th Anniversary Symposium

by Ed Vermue, Special Collections and Preservation Librarian, Oberlin College Library

The Ohio Preservation Council celebrated its 25th anniversary by sponsoring a symposium on September 17, 2009 called Celebrating Paper. Special guests included several founding members of OPC. More than one hundred preservationists, conservators, and special collections librarians gathered at the Msgr. Joseph Jessing Conference Center, Pontifical College Josephinum, Columbus, Ohio to hear renowned speakers and panel discussions. A brief history of OPC was reviewed.


Preservation Issues

November 2008

Ohio, The Gateway To The West

Genealogy Sources at the Columbus Metropolitan Library

by Russ Pollitt

Ohio played a major role in the migration of people across the United States. Our ancestors moved west to Ohio in hopes of fulfilling their dreams of a better future for themselves and their families. Many came to Ohio and stayed a short time before hearing the call of a frontier further west. Our ancestors played an important role in Ohio’s rich heritage. The descendants of those who made up Ohio’s past are spread far and wide, sharing and adding to this heritage. In honor of this, the State Library of Ohio named its genealogy collection “Ohio, The Gateway to the West,” and Columbus Metropolitan Library respectfully continues this theme.


Preserve Ohio's Book Heritage

The Ohio Preservation Council produced a poster, “Preserve Ohio's Book Heritage”, in honor of the Ohio Bicentennial. The poster celebrates the aesthetic legacy of nineteenth-and early twentieth-century cloth bindings, as well as Ohio authors’ significant contribution to American literature. The volumes pictured have been preserved in their original bindings by OPC member libraries. Each book shown has an historic Ohio connection: it was either published in Ohio or written by an Ohio author.

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