Preservation Week April 22 - 26

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Preservation Week is a national campaign to raise awareness about the importance of saving our personal and cultural histories. In participation, Northwestern University Library's Preservation Department will be holding daily demonstrations and informational sessions in the University Library near the Circulation Desk. Topics will include book repair, audiovisual preservation, personal digital archiving, and current research.  Bring in a personal item on Thursday, April 25 for the “Conservation Roadshow” and get advice from a conservator on care and housing for your book, photograph, drawing, or film. 

For more information, contact Scott Devine at

Preservation Week Schedule of Events
11:30 am - 1:30 pm Daily

Book Repair - Monday
Watch demonstrations of a wide range of book conservation treatments such as sewing a textblock, creating a new book cover, and repairing torn paper.

Audio/Visual Preservation - Tuesday
See examples of different film and audio formats and their unique preservation challenges. There will be recently digitized materials to watch and hear.

Personal Digital Archiving - Wednesday
Wondering how to keep your digital photos, music, and email for many years to come? Learn the best way to preserve your files to ensure accessibility in the future.

Conservation Roadshow - Thursday
Bring in a personal item, such as a book, photograph, drawing, or film, to get advice from a conservator about care of hte item and resources for housing and repair. 

Research & Training - Friday
Talk to rare book conservators about current research projects and training oportunities in the library's conservation lab. Learn about other training oportunities and workshops.