Wednesday, April 29, 2020
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
All History is Local: Find, Preserve, and Digitize Collections that Tell the Story
Every community has its own history and related resources to preserve for future generations. This class will explore different approaches to collection items to document a community and how to build up collections of local history. The class will cover basic preservation of archival collections, and creating wider access to local history collections through digitization.
Presenter: Annie Peterson
Annie Peterson is Preservation Services Librarian at LYRASIS. Before joining LYRASIS, Annie Peterson was the Preservation Librarian for the Howard-Tilton Memorial Library at Tulane University. She has an MLIS from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. She has a range of experience in preservation and conservation that provides a strong base for helping the archives, historical societies, libraries and museums that we reach through LYRASIS digital and preservation services. In 2016 Annie was awarded the Esther J. Piercy Award from ALCTS, an award that is given to recognize the contribution to areas of librarianship included in library collections and technical service by a librarian who has shown outstanding promise for continuing contribution and leadership.