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Caring for Scropbooks: Preservation and Digitization Today -- LYRASIS Webinar


For many institutions, scrapbooks are one of the most problematic formats in their collections. Common in the 19th and early 20th century, scrapbooks are a unique record of individuals, families, or organizations. Newspaper and magazine clippings, cards, other ephemera, and photographs were adhered to poor quality paper in improper bindings, making them a special challenge. This live online class will examine the materials and techniques used to create scrapbooks, outline quality storage materials and proper handling techniques for these special materials. We will also take a look at some digitization options and techniques for access in use today. While the focus is on older scrapbook collections, many of the same issues apply to scrapbooks being created today.

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of this class, students will be able to:

  • Describe why common scrapbook materials deteriorate.
  • Discuss proper storage and handling techniques.
  • Identify vendors of quality preservation supplies.
  • Employ preservation management actions to prolong collection longevity
  • Evaluate some digitization options for the reformatting of scrapbooks
Friday, December 14, 2018
12:00pm - 2:00pm
Online Webinar
Online Webinar

Event Organizer

Heather Campbell Shock

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