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Preservation Week @ Your Library
Why is preservation important?
Some 2.6 billion items are not protected by an emergency plan such as natural disasters, and 1.3 billion of these items are at risk of being lost. If billions of items are at risk at our heritage institutions, than plausibly trillions of items held by the general public are at risk.
Preservation Week @ Your Library - Start Getting Ready...Now!
During April 22-28, 2012, libraries all over the country will be celebrating Preservation Week with events, activities, and resources that highlight what we can do, individually and together, to preserve our personal and shared collections.
Preservation Week was created by the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) 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. Personal, family, and community collections are equally at risk.
Helpful Guides & Resources
The ALCTS had compiled some resources to help you preserve your family treasures and learn what to when disaster strikes. There's also an activity guide filled with fun projects to get the whole family involved.
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