Harvard Library offers preservation clinic on April 14

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Conservators from the University Library’s Weissman Preservation Center and from Conservation Services in the Harvard College Library will offer a preservation “clinic” on Thursday (April 14) from 2 to 4 p.m. in the lobby of Lamont Library.

Harvard students, faculty, and staff are invited to bring treasured books, drawings, family documents, photographs, photo albums, comic books, audio or video tapes, CDs, or DVDs for examination. On the spot, library experts will review the condition of each object and explain what can be done to preserve it.

Harvard’s April 14 preservation clinic is offered in observance of Preservation Week, a national event sponsored by the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services of the American Library Association. Preservation Week is designed to highlight the importance of our personal and shared memories and to encourage preservation of objects that embody those memories. The theme for this year’s Preservation Week is “Pass it on.”

For more information, contact Jane Hedberg, senior preservation program officer in the Weissman Preservation Center, at 617.495.8596 or