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Enhancing ePADD with Preservation Functionality - ePADD+

Digital Preservation Services is delighted to announce a new collaborative project between Harvard University, the University of Manchester, and Stanford University to enhance our collective capacity to archivally acquire, process, preserve, and make available email collections. As critical documentation of life in the digital age, the preservation of email is central to the mission and values of archives and archivists. This project, entitled ...

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Association of Moving Image Archivists Annual Conference 2020

By Robert Vaszari, Assistant Film Conservator at Media Preservation Services

Ask any university-based film archivist, film conservator, or audiovisual preservation specialist about their must-attend yearly conferences and chances are they’ll mention the Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA) annual conference held in late Fall. In a normal year, moving image archivists from across the globe make the trek to an interesting and vibrant city to share research, special projects, catch up with colleagues, and stay current with emerging trends in the field.

In 2020...

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Guidelines for Careful Handling During Remote Consultations

By Nora Dempsey, Associate Collections Conservator 

Toward the end of 2020, Harvard Library Preservation Services (HLPS) staff shared guidelines for handling collection materials during virtual consultations. These guidelines were created in response to COVID-19-related restrictions on access to library materials and in-person meetings. We welcomed the...

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Caring for Collections 2020

by Christopher Sokolowski, paper conservator at the Weissman Preservation Center

Like in-person events everywhere last year, Harvard’s preservation community came together in 2020 to learn—and laugh—on Zoom. The annual Caring for Collections speaker’s event modified its format to three online live sessions this past fall, giving staff a view of preservation...

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