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Thursday, November 6 • 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Preservation of Audio-Visual Collections and Modern Storage Media

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Dr. France will provide a broad overview of the research at the Library of Congress in the preservation of collections of audio-visual, magnetic tape, optical disks, fugitive media and blueprints. She will describe their current testing of CDs and DVDs as these deterioration issues are of interest across all types of libraries. Dr. France will describe the matrix she has been developing for recommending what libraries can do to prioritize preservation attention to their collections of modern twentieth century materials, often thought to be a lower risk of loss due to their age, compared to historic traditional material counterparts.

Moderators
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Corrie Marsh

Scholarly Communications & Collections, Old Dominion University Libraries
Corrie Marsh is the Scholarly Communications & Collections at Old Dominion University Libraries. She earned her B.S. at the University of North Texas and her M.S.L.I.S. at Louisiana State University, where she also worked in serials and collection development. Corrie worked in Acquisitions and Collection Management at Old Dominion University, Georgetown Law Center, Brown University, and George Washington University. Her experience in... Read More →

Speakers
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Fenella France

Chief, Preservation Research and Testing Division, Library of Congress
Dr. France is Chief of the Preservation Research and Testing Division at the Library of Congress researching non-destructive imaging techniques, and prevention of environmental degradation on collections. She received her Ph.D from Otago University, New Zealand. After lecturing at Otago, she was the research scientist for the Star-Spangled Banner project at NMAH. An international specialist on polymer aging and environmental deterioration to... Read More →


Thursday November 6, 2014 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Carolina Ballroom, Francis Marion Hotel 387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403