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Preservation Week 2015: State Archives and Government and Heritage Library

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pwk_logoThe Government and Heritage Library part of the State Library of North Carolina and State Archives are celebrating the ways they help preserve information whether created physically or digitally. It’s part of National Preservation Week, April 26 – May 2, which highlights the role libraries, archives and other cultural institutions play in preserving our information. A week of activities await you.

A social media campaign, daily preservation trivia question, exhibits and other activities are available. Discover activities from the State Archives here and from the State Library here. The State Archives and State Library are located at 109 E. Jones St., where they will offer Preservation Week programs on site:

Preservation Exhibit at the State Archives of North Carolina

April 28—May 1, 2015, 8am—5:30pm and May 2, 2015, 9am—2pm

State Archives Search Room, 2nd floor

The State Archives will be displaying a recently conserved 1864 payroll for Company G of the 38th North Carolina Infantry, Confederate States Army. The exhibit will highlight the extensive conservation treatment this payroll received after being donated to the State Archives and will show examples of preservation techniques used to protect paper based materials.


Government and Heritage Library’s Museum of Obsolete Media

April 27— May 1, 2015, 8:30am—5:00pm

Government and History Research Room, 1st floor

Media becomes so out of date—or “obsolete”— that modern-day computers and machines can’t access them. Visit the library’s display of obsolete media including floppy disks, ZIP drives, 8 track tapes and other out of date hardware. The exhibit will be on display at the Government and History Research Room of the Government and Heritage Library.

Webinar viewing: Digital Preservation for Individuals and Small Groups

April 30, 2015, 2pm—3pm

Room 208, 2nd floor
The Government and Heritage Library and State Archives will be hosting a viewing of this online webinar, led by the Library of Congress’s Mike Ashenfelder.



109 E. Jones Street, Raleigh, NC

For more information please

call (919)807-7450 or email




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