Posts Tagged 'Workshops'

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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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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Introduction to Book Repair for Circulating Collections

Introduction to Book Repair for Circulating Collections
Location: UCLA Library Conservation Center
Date: Thursday and Friday, November 20 – 21, 2008, starting at 9:00 am
This two day workshop will introduce participants to basic book repair for circulating or general collections.
  • Thursday, day one: Book nomenclature and common types of damage, hinge tightening, hinge repair, page replacement, and tipping-in loose pages.
  • Friday, day two: Introduction to adhesives, page mending, hinging-in loose pages, book repair selection and decision making, and how to set up a repair station.
All participants will receive a set of tools necessary to complete the treatments covered in the workshop
Workshop fee is $150.00. Parking is not included. UCLA day permits are $9.00/day
Lunch will not be provided.
There are many dining options in Westwood Village as well as an area outside the Conservation Center where participants may eat lunches brought from home.
Holly Moore, Rare Book Conservator, Huntington Library
Kristen L. St. John, Conservator, University of California, Los Angeles
This UCLA Library Conservation Center
11000 Kinross Blvd, Room 111/126
(major cross streets are Veteran and Wilshire Blvd.)
Los Angeles, CA 90095-7230

Flat Paper Care and Repair

Flat Paper Care and Repair
Location: UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies
Date: Friday & Saturday, November 3-4, 2006 starting at 9:00 am
This two-day workshop will introduce participants to basic paper care and repair. Participants may sign up for Friday only or both Friday and Saturday. This workshop is co-sponsored by the UCLA GSEIS Friday Forum series.
Friday, day one, topics will include:
  • paper as a material
  • the environment
  • housing and storage
  • special concerns for oversized materials and other formats
Saturday, day two, will focus on hands-on instruction in a variety of basic repair techniques including:
  • surface cleaning
  • flattening
  • paper repair
  • Selection issues such as when not to repair, what techniques may be damaging and when to consult a conservator will also be addressed
Participants are invited to bring samples of problems for discussion. Participants will receive basic tools required for paper repair. There is a materials fee of $15.00 for participants of the second day payable to instructors.
Who should attend?
Library, archives, and other repository staff who have responsibility for the preservation of paper based collections.
No previous hands-on paper repair experience required.
Richenda Brim, Head of Collection Maintenance, Getty Research Institute
Kristen L. St. John, Collections Conservator, University of California, Los Angeles
This program will be held at The UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies building next to the Young Research Library. The workshop will be held in Room 111.
For driving directions and campus maps:
While the Friday workshop has no enrollment limitation, the Saturday, hands-on workshop is limited to the first 15 registrants.

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