Identification & Archival Care of 20th Century Photographs

Some photographs from our November workshop, presented by Jeff Thompson, photo archivist at Twentieth Century Fox Studios.  The half-day workshop covered the identification and proper archival care of twentieth century still film formats. Instruction included discussion of nitrate film, acetate film, and color transparency film as well as recommendations of archival supplies. A tour of the vault was also included.

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The 9th-Annual Los Angeles Archives Bazaar

Save the date!  LAPNet will be a participant in the 9th Annual Los Angeles Archives Bazaar on Saturday, October 25th.

More information here.


Water Salvage Workshop, May 2014.

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Water Salvage Workshop Coming in May!

Water Salvage Workshop

Location: Los Angeles Public Library, Central Library
Date: May 2, 2014, 1-4 pm
Instructor: Julie Page

Synopsis: Half-day workshop on preventing and recovering from a water disaster event.

A presentation by Julie Page will be followed by hands-on salvage of wet books, flat paper, and photographs.

Julie Page is Co-Coordinator of both the California Preservation Program (CPP) and the Western States and Territories Preservation Assistance Service (WESTPAS). She presents disaster preparedness and response workshops through WESTPAS and California’s IMLS-funded Connecting to Collections project.  Page has published in the areas of preservation education and disaster preparedness and established the San Diego/Imperial County Libraries Disaster Response Network. She currently serves on the Board of Heritage Preservation and their advisory committee for the Alliance for Response and is a member of the AIC Collections Emergency Response Team.

Refreshments will be provided during a break.

Parking information:

Public Transportation: The Metro Blue Line (7th St./Metro Center/Julian Dixon Station) and Metro Red Line (7th St./Metro Center/Julian Dixon Station and Pershing Square Station) both have stops near Central Library. Most buses which come downtown stop near the Central Library. Check the MTA web site for rates, routes and schedules.

Workshop cost: $50.00
Registration by mail only, limited to 25 non-LAPL participants on a first come first serve basis.
Registration deadline:  April 25, 2014

Complete the following information and send with payment to:

Linda Harris Mehr
Margaret Herrick Library Director
Fairbanks Center for Motion Picture Study
333 S. La Cienega Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90211

Name:  __________________________________________________
Institution:  __________________________________________________
Address:  __________________________________________________
E-Mail:  __________________________________________________
Phone:  __________________________________________________


Registration questions contact:
Linda Mehr at (310) 247-3000 ext.2200

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Ceramic Conservation Workshop This Weekend!

Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm at the American Museum of Ceramic Art in Pomona, CA



Earthquakes Workshop

The Los Angeles Preservation Network (LAPNet) and the Glendale Library, Arts & Culture Department invites you to register now!

Earthquakes: What Are They and How Do They Affect Our Buildings and Collections 

Date: Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Location: Glendale Central Library Auditorium

Registration fee: $20.00


Lucy Jones, USGS:  Earthquakes and Los Angeles: What is at Risk

Anders Carlson, School of Architecture, USC: Earthquake Response of Buildings and Their Contents: Improvement and Sustainability Through Design and Retrofit

Tony Gardner, retired Head of Special Collections and Archives, CSUN: The Northridge Earthquake: The case of Special Collections and Archives, California State University, Northridge


The workshop starts at 9:30 and ends at noon.  Refreshments will be served during registration.


Glendale Central Library
222 E. Harvard St.
Glendale, CA 91205

Directions: The Central Library is located in downtown Glendale, easily accessed from the 2, 5 and 134 freeways and by the following MTA bus lines: 92 (Brand/Harvard); 180/181 (Brand/Broadway); 780 (Brand/Broadway); and 183 (Brand/Colorado). For more information and a map visit The auditorium is on the second floor with easy elevator access.

Parking: Library Visitors receive 3 hours FREE parking across Harvard Street at the Marketplace parking structure with ticket validation at the Loan Desk. Metered parking is available on the west side of the building in Lot #10 and on Harvard Street. Handicapped parking is available at the front of the building. 

REGISTRATION BY MAIL ONLY: To register send the following information to Linda Mehr at the address below along with a check for $20.00 made payable to LAPNet.

 Name ____________________________

 Institution _________________________



 Phone __________________________


 Fax ______________________________


 Registration deadline: January 17, 2014

 Mail to: Linda Harris Mehr

Margaret Herrick Library Director
Fairbanks Center for Motion Picture Study
333 S. La Cienega Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA  90211

 Registration questions contact:

Linda Mehr at (310) 247-3033

 LAPNet was established in January 1987 to meet the preservation needs of librarians, conservators, archivists and records managers in Los Angeles City and County. It is managed by a Steering Committee drawn from libraries and other record repositories.  LAPNet aims to serve as a forum of information exchange and foster the development of preservation and cooperative programs among all the libraries in the area, irrespective of their type or size.

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Preservation Best Practices for Collections Stewardship

FREE Webinar series sponsored by the California Preservation Program – first one Thursday, November 21
Preservation Best Practices for Collections Stewardship


Librarians, archivists, collections managers, curators, and other staff members involved in collections care must manage a variety of tasks, including implementation of collections management plans and policies, management of environmental controls and storage conditions, and provision for safe use and exhibition of collections.  This webinar series will provide participants with an overview of the preservation standards for the many aspects of collections care, will give benchmarks for measuring and improving preservation within an organization, and give guidelines for establishing a preservation program.

Webinars are free of charge. You can pre-register at the links below. If registering with less than 30 MINUTES from the start of the webinar, you can join directly by clicking the Join Now button. If you pre-register, you will receive an email with login link and a reminder email the day before the event. Webinars will be archived the following day and available for viewing before the next session in the series.

Webinar Presenter: Laura Hortz Stanton,Director of Preservation Services, Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts

Session 1: Fundamentals and Facilities                                

     Thursday, November 21, 2013 12:00-1:00 PM Pacific


The first in a series of four webinars, this session will cover basic preservation and collections care concepts and will give participants an introduction to establishing a preservation program within their institution.  In addition, this session will discuss the role that facilities, security, and housekeeping have in the long-term preservation of collections.


Session 2: The Role of Environment in Collections Care: Temperature & RH, Lighting, and Pest Management

     Thursday, December 5, 2013 12:00-1:00 PM Pacific


Understanding and having control over environmental conditions for collections is a significant factor in good stewardship.  This webinar will explain the role that temperature, relative humidity, and light have in collections care and give tips for monitoring storage and display environments.  Integrated pest management will also be discussed. 


Session 3: Collections Care: Handling, Access, Storage, and Exhibition

                     Thursday, December 12, 2013 12:00-1:00 PM Pacific


Providing access to collections for patrons and visitors is fundamental to the work of librarians, archivists, and collections managers.  However, if access is not thoughtfully approached it can be detrimental to collections preservation.  In this webinar attendees will learn tips for providing effective storage, handling, and exhibition strategies that marry preservation and access.


Session 4: Planning and Prioritizing: Tools for Success

                     Thursday, December 19, 2013 12:00-1:00 PM  Pacific


Establishing a formal, or informal, preservation program can be overwhelming.  This final webinar in the series will discuss the role of policies in establishing a systematic approach to preservation within an institution.  Various planning tools and resources, including those available through the California Preservation Program, will be covered to help with setting preservation priorities.

An Infopeople Webinar series, sponsored by the California Preservation Program, a project of the California State Library, supported in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian.

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