26 October 2010

Accidental Archivist - Free Webinar October 29

Free Practical Archivist Web Chat – October 29, 2010

The Practical Archivist Is Offering a Complimentary Q&A Web Chat Just For “Accidental Archivists”  An Accidental Archivist is someone who inherits a large family photo collection and is unsure what to do next.

The Practical Archivist announced a new Q&A web chat happening on Friday, October 29, 2010 from Noon-1pm Central Time (10am-11am Pacific Time). The chat will be hosted on Sally’s Practical Archivist blog, http://practicalarchivist.com/accidentalarchivist2010. There is no charge to participate, no pre-registration required, and no software to download.

Keepers of ancestor photos are encouraged to bring questions about how to organize, preserve and scan these treasures. Not sure what kind of box to use? Wondering whether slip-in sleeves are a good idea? Skeptical about whether an ink pen is the right tool to mark the back of a photo? Confused about the difference between ppi and dpi? Sally can help.

“I’m offering this no-cost session to celebrate Family History Month and Archives Month while educating Family Archivists and encouraging them to do the best job they can,” explains Sally J. (The Practical Archivist).

“Early in my career as an archivist, I realized the vast majority of historical documents would never be cared for by a professionally trained archivist. I took it as a personal challenge to reach out to family historians and help become better family archivists.”

If you have a pressing questions, please ask it as soon as possible when you join the webinar. Sally will answer questions one at a time, as they come in. If you don't have a specific question, feel free to just say "hello" as you join. If you miss the live webchat, the link above will have an archive of the chat so you can see all the questions and the answers.
Sally Jacobs has a Master’s in Library Science with a Specialization in Archives Management, and has worked at the Library of Congress Prints and Photos Division, the Wisconsin Historical Society Archives, and American Girl. Her online CV is here: http://www.linkedin.com/in/sallyjacobs.

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