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Monday, May 13 • 10:30am - Tuesday, May 14 • 4:30pm
Emergency Recovery of Audiovisual and Electronic Media TICKETED

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Audio-visual and electronic materials are becoming an ever-larger portion of library, history, science, and even art collections, but many conservation professionals do not have knowledge of or experience with how to salvage. The first day of the workshop consists of a hands-on exercise organized around a simulated disaster that will help build general response skills, as well as material-specific knowledge needed for electronic materials. Participants will act as “volunteers” in the recovery of water damaged collections. They will review safety precautions, move through triage of collections, creation of a recovery plan, salvage, cleaning and drying, and discuss preparedness lessons learned through the process.

The second day of the workshop will consist of presentations, discussions, and tours to focus in on case studies and best practices. Speakers will include individuals involved in the salvage of electronic media following disaster scenarios, as well Yale University staff. Yale has one of the only active digital preservation units in academic libraries. Participants will tour Yale University Library Center for Preservation and Conservation’s new facilities, which includes Digital Preservation and AV Preservation. The tour will focus on the diversity of electronic media items worked on and recovered/ reformatted from the collections.

AIC has booked a block of rooms for Workshop participants at the OMNI NEW HAVEN HOTEL AT YALE 
155 Temple Street,  New Haven, CT 06510 - at a special rate of $179

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Tara D. Kennedy

Conservator, Yale University Library
Tara Kennedy is the Preservation Services Librarian/ Preventive Conservator at Yale University Library. She holds a MLIS and a certificate of advanced studies in Library and Archives Conservation from the University of Texas at Austin, an MS in Forensic Science from the University... Read More →

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Lisa Horsley

Library Services Director, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum
Lisa Horsley is the Director of Library Services at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield, IL. She holds a Master’s in Library and Information Sciences, a Master’s in Business Administration, and a Bachelor’s Degree in English, all from the University... Read More →
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Peter Brothers

CEO, Specs Bros
Peter Brothers is the CEO of SPECS BROS., LLC. He is one of the top experts on disaster recovery of magnetic media in the United States. He has presented talks, seminars and training workshops on disaster planning, response and recovery at numerous venues including museums, universities... Read More →
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Roddy Schrock

Executive Director, Eyebeam
In addition to his work at Eyebeam, Roddy is an active digital artist, having presented work at the Kennedy Center for the Arts, SFMoMA, Super Deluxe (Tokyo), RedCat Theater, Hammer Museum (Los Angeles). He has toured, spoken, and curated widely. His essays have been published by... Read More →

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National Endowment for the Humanities

National Endowment for the Humanities
The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) is an independent federal agency created in 1965. It is one of the largest funders of humanities programs in the United States. Because democracy demands wisdom, NEH serves and strengthens our republic by promoting excellence in the... Read More →

Monday May 13, 2019 10:30am - Tuesday May 14, 2019 4:30pm EDT
Yale University Library