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The Library of Congress celebrates Preservation Week 2013 with a special focus on saving the mementos-digital and analog correspondence, photos, videos, scrapbooks and albums-of military members and their families.

All the events are free and open to the public, and will take place in the Library's James Madison Building, 101 Independence Ave. S.E., Washington, D.C. The Library's Preservation Week celebration also includes an online exhibition, a webinar, and an international lecture streamed live from the Library.

Online Exhibition. Experiencing War: Stories from the Veterans History Project http://www.loc.gov/vets/stories/ex-war-preservation.html
April 21-April 27, 2013
The Veterans History Project at the Library of Congress presents seven collections that represent the wide variety of concerns that must be addressed when preserving the first-hand accounts of America's veterans. 
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Library Workshop. Preserving Your Memories: Print and Digital Photographs http://www.loc.gov/preservation/outreach/workshops/public/2013PW1.html
April 22, 2013
12:00 noon-1:30 pm
Washington, DC
Library of Congress
Library staff highlight basic preservation measures one can do at home for digital and print photographs and share information on how to participate in the Library's Veterans History Project. The 2012-2013 Fellow in Book Conservation presents tips for making a long lasting scrapbook with examples from a scrapbook that required conservation treatment.
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Forum. Rosenzweig Forum on Technology and the Humanities: Preserving and Interpreting Born-Digital Collections http://chnm.gmu.edu/rosenzweigforum/rosenzweig-forum-on-technology-and-the-humanities-preserving-and-interpreting-born-digital-collections/
April 22, 2013
6:00 to 7:30 pm
Washington, DC
Library of Congress
Presenters discuss how their organizations are acquiring, managing, analyzing, preserving and providing access to born-digital collections. 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.
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Film Screening. These Amazing Shadows: The Movies That Make America http://www.loc.gov/preservation/outreach/workshops/public/2013PW2.html
April 23, 2013
12:00 noon-2:00 pm
Washington, DC
Library of Congress
Screening of the 2011 documentary about the National Film Registry, the Library's collection of 600 films-with up to 25 added every year-identified as culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant. 
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Library Workshop. Preserving Your Memories: Traditional and Digital Albums and Scrapbooks http://www.loc.gov/preservation/outreach/workshops/public/2013PW3.html
April 24, 2013
12:00 noon-1:00 pm
Washington, DC
Library of Congress
Library staff highlight basic preservation measures one can do at home for digital and print albums, scrapbooks, and scrapbooking, and share information on how to participate in the Library's Veterans History Project. The 2012-2013 Fellow in Photograph Conservation presents research and treatment of a WWI photograph album.
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Webinar. Preserving Your Personal Digital Photographs April 24, 2013
2:00-3:00 pm EDT
The Library's National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program presents information about learning to care for digital photos. Hosted by the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services. 
Free; registration required at https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/876436809
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Lecture. PAC: A Packed Agenda for Conserving Libraries' Heritage -- 20 years of Changes and Development http://www.loc.gov/preservation/outreach/workshops/public/2013PW4.html
April 26, 2013
12:00 noon-1:00 pm, available as a live webstream (register at above link) Washington, DC Library of Congress Christiane Baryla, Director, International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions, Core Activity on Preservation and Conservation (IFLA-PAC), Bibliothèque nationale de France, discusses the evolution of PAC since its establishment in 1984.


Contact:
Mary Oey
Preservation Directorate
Library of Congress
101 Independence Ave SE
Washington DC, 20540
www.loc.gov/preservation
202-707-8345