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Washington, Apr 12 (Canadian-Media): Observance of Preservation Week by libraries all across the United States (U.S.) takes place during spring of each year, the Library of Congress (LOC) reports said.
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LOC, the oldest federal cultural institution in the US, is the research library officially serving the United States Congress and is the national library of the U.S.
Observance of Preservation Week by libraries all across US was initiated by LOC, Institute of Museum and Library Services, American Library Association, American Institute for Conservation, Society of American Archivists, and others how we can, individually and together, preserve our personal and shared collections.
During Preservation Week (usually the last week of April), visitors to the Library can pick up preservation bookmarks at the Library's visitor information desks.
Basic preservation information to raise awareness of preservation issues for both family heirlooms and for our communal cultural heritage and practical advice for caring for personal collections is offered by LOC by providing free public programs.
Most of the programs -- varied to cover different types of materials, such as books, paper, photographs, and digital files -- occur during Preservation Week (annually, in the springtime) and during the Library's National Book Festival (annually, at the end of summer).
LOC would celebrate Preservation Week 2019 with programming throughout the week, including behind-the-scenes tours of Preservation at the Library, a Preservation takeover of the Library’s main Twitter account, and tips presented by Library conservators.
Preservation staff from the Library occasionally participate in local K-12 programs, such as career day, National Reading Month, and other school, library, reading, and science initiatives.