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Conservation and Preservation Resources: Presentations

Conservation and preservation resources for peers, students, and members of the community.

Book Repair Basics for Libraries: An ALCTS Webinar

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This presentation familiarizes viewers with different aspects of circulating collections book repair for school, public, and academic library staff by showing basic descriptions of techniques, images, and video.This presentation should not be construed as a how-to, hands-on workshop. Likewise, it is not aimed at the treatment of special collections items. Selected resources for training, both hands-on and online are provided at the end. Presented as an ALCTS webinar on September 14th, 2011.

Presentations and Workshops Given


  • Archival 101: This presentation by Peter D. Verheyen answers to questions concerning selecting the most appropriate materials to house your collections, different storage options, terminology found in various catalogs, and how to get the best deal from vendors. Last presented to CLRC in March of 2006.
  • Disaster Planning: Salvaging books and other paper-based materials after a water emergency.
  • Digitization Project Management Basics: Selection criteria, size issues, in-house or outsourcing.
  • The Preserving of Gifts and Donors: A presentation by Peter D. Verheyen to the Central New York Library Resource Council (CLRC) & Documentary Heritage Program (DHP) at Fayetteville Free Library, April 15, 2009. The workshop dealt with accepting gifts to collections and the impact of the implications of preservation and conservation concerns with those items.
  • Special Formats, Innovative Preservation Storage Solutions: A presentationby Peter D. Verheyen to the New York Archives Conference held at LeMoyne College in Syracuse, NY on June 4, 2009. The presentation dealt with the tube storage system developed for architectural and other oversized drawings at Syracuse. See also: Storage of Architectural Materials at the Syracuse University Library.


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Peter D. Verheyen
Peter D. Verheyen
Research and Emerging Issues Analyst
Syracuse University Library
Syracuse, NY 13244
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