Friday, October 31, 2008

Slow Fires Film Screening

by Beth Ann Koelsch

On Tuesday, October 28, the Staff Development Committee sponsored a screening of the film Slow Fires: On the Preservation of the Human Record. The film is about how library and archival materials such as books, other paper-based materials, photographs, film, and sound recordings deteriorate due to the composition of the materials and environmental factors.

Information about the film can be found from The American Film Foundation website.

Afterwards, manuscripts curator Jennifer Motszko led a discussion about environmental and storage policy best practices.

25 staff and faculty attended the screening and enjoyed classic movie candy!

(photo by Dean Rhodes)

1 comment:

Mark said...

Nobody told me there was going to be "classic movie candy" !!