National Preservation Week

In honor of Preservation Week, we want to remind our Connections readers that anyone can sign up for a free webinar Preserving Your Personal Digital Photographs sponsored by the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) group. (The link is on the Connections page.)

Digital photos are fragile and require special care to keep them accessible. But preserving any kind of digital information is a new concept that most people have little experience with. Technologies change over time and become obsolete, making it difficult to access older digital photos. Learn about the nature of the problem and hear about some simple, practical tips and tools to help you keep your digital photos safe.

The online instructor is Bill LeFurgy, Digital Initiatives Manager, who has worked for the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program at the Library of Congress since June 2002.

The free webinar will air on Thursday, April 26, 2012 beginning at 2 pm. It's a good idea to register TODAY - just in case there are some glitches in using your computer tomorrow. ALCTS is a Division of the American Library Association.

Visit Connections (beaufortdistrictcollectionconnections.blogspot.com)for registration information.