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Preservation Workshop: Learning to Preserve Valuable Collections Using Basic Enclosures

  • 11 Oct 2013
  • 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Ohio University Libraries’ Preservation Department, at the Hwa-Wei Lee Library Annex, 205 Columbus Rd. Athens, Ohio 45701
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Workshop Details:
Properly constructed, the most basic enclosures can provide multifaceted protection from many of the threats to your collections. Enclosures provide protection against a fluctuating environment and the damaging effects of UV light; they create protective support during storage and transportation; with good design enclosures can encourage safe handling of fragile collections.

Participants in this introductory level workshop will learn to construct 3 types of custom enclosures all of which can be reproduced with minimal equipment, tools and space. We will also discuss the preservation principles that will allow you to select material in the context of your institution. No previous experience necessary.

$35 (includes box lunch), payable by credit card or check.

For credit card payments, please proceed through the registration system and choose the Pay Online option.

For check payments, please print a copy of your registration invoice and send it with your check payable to Ohio Preservation Council to the address:

Ohio Preservation Council
1500 W. Lane Ave.
Columbus, OH  43221-3975

Workshop presenter: 
Miriam Nelson, Head of Preservation, Ohio University Libraries

10:00-10:30 – The underlying preservation principles and selection criteria for your institutional mission.

10:30-11:30 – Basic Tyvek® envelopes

11:30-12:30 – Lunch (a catered, box lunch included with the registration fee)

12:30-1:30 – Creating the polyester ( Mylar™) encapsulation

1:30-3:15 – Creating the 4-flap wrapper for valuable printed or manuscript materials

3:15-3:30 – Clean-up, final questions and session wrap-up

Skills learned at this workshop:
Participants who  complete this workshop will have the competency to create basic protective enclosures for a wide range of paper-based materials (books, pamphlets and papers).  Participants will be a given a list of supplies and sources to acquire the needed tools and supplies to institute their own enclosure-making programs.

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This project was supported in whole or in part by federal Institute of Museum and Library Services funds, granted through the State Library of Ohio.  The opinions expressed herein do not necessarily reflect the position or policy of IMLS or the State Library of Ohio, and no official endorsement by either agency should be inferred.

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