Preservation Week 2014: Preserving Family Photographs
On Wednesday, April 30, the Monmouth County Archives and the Monmouth County Library will sponsor a free program and lecture on preservation techniques for family photos. Attendees will also have the opportunity to visit the Archives and have a few personal documents or photos professionally digitized.
The program is part of the American Library Association's annual Preservation Week. The program will be held at the Monmouth County Library and the Monmouth County Archives (located in the lower level of the building), 125 Symmes Drive, Manalapan. No preregistration is required.
At 9:30 a.m., Monmouth County Archivist Gary Saretzky will give a presentation on "Preserving Family Photographs." Then, from 11 a.m. until 3:30 p.m., the public is invited to visit the archives and have up to three documents or photos scanned and saved to a CD to take home at no charge. Staff will also be on hand to answer questions on how to use the Archives to research family history.
"We want to help the public preserve their treasured family memories and also make the community more aware of the preservation work conducted by the library and the archives," said Gary Saretzky, Archivist at the Monmouth County Archives.
Family history in written documents and photos should last a lifetime and be passed on to future generations. Preservation Week is sponsored by the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services, a division of American Library Association (ALA). It is designed to raise awareness of the role libraries and other cultural institutions can play in providing ongoing preservation information.
For more information, call (732) 308-3771 ext. 5.