18 June 2021


Although NALIS’ walk-in services remain suspended at this time, the Authority’s Preservation and Conservation (PAC) Laboratory continues its free Preservation Webinar Series targeted to librarians, archivists, heritage keepers and members of the public. The series provides participants with information and techniques for caring for their collections.


On Wednesday June 16, the session titled, Reducing the Risk - Part 1: Measures for Protecting Library and Archival Collections from Disasters, was held.  This session, which coincided with the start of the Atlantic Hurricane Season, explored strategies for assessing the factors, such as natural and manmade disasters, which pose a risk to the preservation of collections.  


On Wednesday June 30, at 1:00 PM T&T (AST), the PAC Laboratory will conduct another session titled, Family Heirloom Preservation Clinic (CDs and DVDs).  This will explore tips and techniques for the long-term care and storage of optical discs, namely compact discs (CDs) and digital video discs (DVDs). To participate, persons are invited to visit https://tinyurl.com/PAC-Clinic-CDs-DVDs.


Those unable to attend the live webinars can view them after on Preservation Webinar Series Playlist on the NALIS YouTube Page.


For additional information about the series and NALIS’ preservation and conservation services, email: nalis@nalis.gov.tt.