Natividad, Cordova and Yap attends training-workshop on preservation basics

Three librarians from De La Salle University, namely Ms. Karen Natividad, Ms. Cynthia Cordova and Mr. Joseph Yap, are among the 87 participants who attended the “Training-Workshop on the Basics of Preservation, Conservation, Restoration & Data Curation” from April 10-12, 2014 at the Aquinas University of Legazpi, Rawis, Legazpi City, Albay. The training-workshop was sponsored by the Special Libraries Association-Asian Chapter in partnership with the Association of Special Libraries of the Philippines (ASLP), Aquinas University of Legazpi and Goethe-Institut

The main objective of the said training-workshop is to bridge the gap of learning by linking respective institutions through collaboration and sharing of valuable ideas and expertise in the fields of preservation, conservation, restoration and data curation.

It specifically aims: 
  • To provide a training-workshop to better understand the theories and methodologies concerning preservation, conservation, restoration & data curation;
  • To know the fundamentals, philosophy, latest trends, best practices & international standards of preservation, conservation & restoration;
  • To better understand the trust and support of the respective governments in the field of preservation & conservation;
  • To address the preservation & restoration concerns for archives; artifacts; films, tapes & reels; paintings & photographs; and rare books & manuscripts;
  • To promote great interest in preserving & conserving National Heritage;
  • To prepare participants in cases of emergencies and disasters.

Six qualified resource persons were present to give lessons on the subject matter. To put the theories into practice, a two-phased workshop was also conducted. The first phase, which was a workshop on making photo corners and envelopes & encapsulation, was facilitated by Ms. Maita Reyes with the help of the archives staff from the University of Sto. Tomas. After making photo corners, the participants encapsulated the photos with the guide of Ms. Reyes and her assistants as well. The second phase of the workshop was facilitated by Mr. Benedict Olgado. A hands-on AV collection assessment was conducted. An evaluation sheet was provided as well as AV materials to be evaluated. Mr. Olgado guided the participants as to what should be written in the form and stressed on important points where archivists should pay much attention to.

The 3-day training-workshop ended with a half-day city tour of Legazpi. The participants witnessed the well preserved history and cultural heritage sites of the city.