University library offers Preservation Week activities

April 18, 2013  |   |  Comments
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The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa’s Hamilton Library will hosting the 3rd annual Preservation Week from Tuesday, April 23 through Saturday, April 27, 12–2 p.m., in the first floor lobby. This year’s theme is Pass It On.

Joining hundreds of libraries, archives and museums across the country for Preservation Week, Hamilton Library will provide information and expertise to the public on how to preserve books, scrapbooks, photos, family records and much more.

Preservation Week activities in Hawaiʻi have been spearheaded by graduate students in the Library and Information Science Program at UH Mānoa.

    Activities include:

  • A paper and book clinic where the public can bring a treasure for assessment by the preservation department staff, assisted by conservation students. Although no monetary appraisals will be given, patrons can learn how to handle and house materials of personal and professional value.
  • Video clips by Dog Bite Productions will demonstrate the proper methods for handling circulating books.
  • Multi-lingual preservation posters will explain the responsibility everyone has in respectfully caring for the library collections they are privileged to borrow.

For more information on Preservation Week @ Hamilton Library event, please email Teri Skillman or contact Deborah Dunn in the preservation department at (808) 956-2471.

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