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Preservation Week

From: Vanessa Haight Smith <haightv<-at->
Date: Wednesday, April 10, 2013
The Smithsonian Libraries, Washington D.C., will host a program
Preservation Matters! on April 24, 2013 in the S. Dillon Ripley
Center beginning at noon. This event is part of the Preservation
Week celebration April 21-27 and features Steve Berry, national
spokesperson for Preservation Week.

 >From superstorms to blizzards to tornados to wildfires, America
has frequently shuddered under the onslaught of natural disasters.
"Why Preserving History Matters" will be the focus of the keynote
lecture by New York Times and internationally bestselling author
Berry. A devoted student of history and member of the Smithsonian
Libraries Advisory Board, Steve and his wife, Elizabeth, founded
History Matters, a nonprofit organization dedicated to aiding the
preservation of the fragile reminders of our past.

   "History is more than what's in museums. It's what's lying on the
    side table in your den, or in a box in your attic--displayed in
    a frame on your nightstand, or stored in the basement. We are
    all custodians of history, and preserving these personal
    treasures, protecting them against loss and destruction is
    vitally important," said Berry.

Free and open to the public, Preservation Matters! will feature
presentations and discussions on disaster response, pest management,
and archives preservation by librarians, conservators and
preservation specialists from federal and local organizations.

Participating organizations include the Smithsonian Libraries,
Library of Congress, Folger Shakespeare Library, Defense
Acquisitions University, National Archives and Records
Administration, Smithsonian Institution Archives, National Portrait
Gallery and the American Institute for Conservation.

You'll learn how best to safeguard your family's history so that it
can be passed on to the next generation.

For more information, including RSVP information and the event
schedule, visit


Preservation Week is a presentation of the Association for Library
Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS), a division of the
American Library Association.

Vanessa Haight Smith
Book Conservator
Head, Preservation Services Dept
Smithsonian Institution Libraries

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