Pass it On: Preservation Week 2013 at the Library of Congress

Preservation Week 2013 logoWe are excited to host a number of events in celebration of ALA’s Preservation Week (April 21-27, 2013) here at the Library of Congress next week.  We’ve collaborated with the Preservation Directorate and the Veteran’s History Project on programs to provide in-person guidance and help to those interested in saving their personal collections — digital and analog correspondence, photos, videos, and scrapbooks and albums.

This year’s special focus is on saving the mementos of military members and their families.  The Project designed a special web presentation for Preservation Week highlighting the stories of seven veterans.  This collection represents the wide variety of concerns that must be addressed when preserving these personal accounts.

We’re also pleased to co-host the Rosenzweig Forum on Technology and the Humanities on Monday, April 22. The Rosenzweig Forum for the Digital Humanities is a collaboration of the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media at George Mason University, the Center for New Designs in Learning and Scholarship at Georgetown University, and the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities at the University of Maryland.

A brief list of our Preservation Week activities is below. The full list, including descriptions of each program, can be found on our website and in the Library’s press release.

A full list of national activities can be seen at Preservation Week’s online map and followed on Twitter via @PreservationWk. And if you tweet, don’t forget to use the Preservation Week hashtag: #preswk.

Preservation Week Events

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