Welcome to the 2017 MLA Annual Conference! This year’s theme is Radical Librarianship - the power of libraries to provide access to the truth, strengthen our community voices, create opportunity for exploration and innovation, and assist our patrons to build a better future. Libraries have always been radical, but what does Radical Librarianship mean for us today? Join us at the 2017 MLA Annual Conference to help shape that conversation!
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Friday, October 6 • 9:15am - 10:05am
Digital Preservation Day at the Library: A How-To Guide

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In US libraries, museums, and archives, it is estimated that at least 1.3 billion items are at risk of being lost forever. Light, pollutants, heat, and moisture can all cause damage to our physical collections. Individuals in your communities hold their own treasures such as photographs, slides, letters, and more that are also at risk. As libraries, we can play a role in educating our communities about preservation. But, how do you start? This session will cover scanning 101, and offer tips on how to preserve your content after digitization. The second half of the session will describe one model for hosting family history preservation days at your library. You will learn about what hardware and software is needed for digitization/scanning, metadata, types of collaborations with other community groups, and educational topics you can offer to the public.


Jolie Graybill

Director, Minitex Digital Initiatives & Metadata Education
Jolie Graybill joined Minitex in September 2014 as Assistant Director for Digital Initiatives & Metadata Education. Prior to joining Minitex, she served in two different positions at University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries: first as a Multicultural Services Librarian, where she supported... Read More →

Sara Ring

Continuing Education Librarian, Minitex Digital Initiatives & Metadata Education
Sara Ring works at Minitex, a publicly supported network of all types of libraries working cooperatively to improve library service for their users. She provides training and consultation related to digitization, digital preservation, and metadata. She recently led the volunteer project... Read More →

Friday October 6, 2017 9:15am - 10:05am CDT
Meeting Room 109