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Wednesday, May 31 • 3:30pm - 4:00pm
081. (Book and Paper) Preservation Week - Ludwig von Mises, Library Francisco Marroquín, University Guatemala

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The library Ludwig von Mises began with a small preservation laboratory in 2006, in the next years the UFM has acquired different equipment, tools and materials needed to work with different procedures of preservation and conservation, making unique in the country. In the 2007, the staff of the preservation laboratory started to teach workshops and open lectures to the public and with the need of knowledge of training in themes of conservation and restoration of books and documents in the country, we liked the idea of the ALA, American Library Association and we implemented in Guatemala the preservation week like in USA, we offered and promoted the activities in the same dates that is in United States, these activities convert us unique in Central America. Preservation week, is a full week of activities. International experts are invited to teach lectures and workshops on conservation, preservation and restoration of books and documents. This year we celebrate 7 years offering different activities, with a total of 10 specialists from around the world, where we can mentioned: United States, Argentina, Chile, Ecuador, Mexico, Uruguay, with 17 conferences given and 20 workshops of different specialties. The conferences and some workshops can found it the recording in video in newmedia.ufm.edu with free access. The methodology of the event includes lectures open to the public and workshops of different themes. The principal objective is complement that emptied that is lives in Guatemala and Central America, promoting knowledge on conservation, preservation and restoration of paper materials, to conservators, rest orators, collectors, booksellers, archivists, museologists, librarians, and public in general, with the idea of encourage to them users to the paper care and good handling of books and documents and the people can increase their professional networking.

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Marisol Zuñiga

Collection Coordinator, Ludwig von Mises Library
Marisol Zuñiga is the collection´s coordinator at the Ludwig von Mises Library, Universidad Francisco Marroquín in Guatemala City. Her responsibilities involve to ensure the conservation of the collections in all supports, applying preventive techniques. She is currently in charge... Read More →

Wednesday May 31, 2017 3:30pm - 4:00pm CDT
Riverside West Exhibit Hall Exhibit Level, East Tower