Caring for Your Family Treasures Slideshow

Before we end our celebration of "Preservation Week," I suggest that you take about 15 minutes to learn how to properly care for your family treasures.

Lyrasis, the nation's largest regional membership organization for libraries and information professionals, is very involved in promotion of "Preservation Week." To celebrate, they Lyrasis have posted a slideshow that informs you about "Caring for Your Family Treasures." It is long (116 slides) but chock full of excellent advice on inherent vice and proper storage conditions of a broad variety of family treasures. Although it may be a little technical for some readers, I believe that it's well worth your time to understand more about how to easily, and cheaply, extend the life of your personal treasures. Prudence in storing and handle your precious family treasures can help you beat inherent vice! Watch the slideshow to learn more about inherent advice (not Miami Vice!).

At the very least, the lead-in slides about the difference between family treasures and items or documents that are necessary following a disaster situation in and of themselves are well worth your time!

About the Author

Grace Cordial has been responsible for the day-to-day operation of the Beaufort District Collection at the Beaufort County Library since 1999.  The Beaufort District Collection exists to acquire, preserve, maintain and make accessible a research collection of permanent value which records the history, culture, and environment of our part of the South Carolina lowcountry.  Besides the research room, Cordial manages the “Virtual BDC:” the BDC web pages, the Online Obituary Index, two digital collections, a new BDC.BCL Facebook page, and the Connections blog.  
 
Among her duties is to coordinate or present programs about local history, Gullah culture, and our coastal environment, including occasional instructional sessions about how to perform historical and/or genealogical research.