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Vol. LXIV, No. 9
April 27, 2012
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Special Programs Announced for Third Annual NLM Preservation Week

NLM staff member Margaret Byrnes (r) at a 2011 Preservation Week event

NLM staff member Margaret Byrnes (r) at a 2011 Preservation Week event

Photo: E. Déshaun W. Williams

As part of the national celebration of Preservation Week, sponsored by the American Library Association, NLM will host a 1-day event Tuesday, May 1. From 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., you can attend a panel discussion by NLM staff on how to ensure the future of your personal digital collections of photos, documents and videos. It will take place in the NLM Visitor Center, first floor, Bldg. 38A.

Then, from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the B1 level lobby of Bldg. 38A (outside NLM cafeteria), NLM staff will hold demonstrations on downloading photos, scanning photos and documents and ensuring that your personal digital files will be accessible for future use. The exhibit booths will also provide information on preserving your digital and paper-based collections. All are welcome. For more information, visit www.nlm.nih.gov/psd/preservationweek/presweek2012.html.

Also of interest, Simon Chaplin, director of the Wellcome Library, London, England, will present a lecture, “Digitizing the Foundations of Modern Genetics: Challenges and Opportunities,” May 1, 2-3 p.m., Lister Hill Auditorium, Bldg. 38A. The session will summarize progress to date and lessons learned for future phases of the Wellcome Library’s plan to improve physical and online access to its collections. NIHRecord Icon


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