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How to Salvage Wet Materials

4-Week Course starts July 15, 2019

Course Description:

Learn how to salvage wet items of all types in your collection. Detailed, step-by-step instructions will provide participants with the knowledge to salvage books, paper, photographs, film, textiles, sound and video recordings, and much more. Quizzes and homework assignments allow participants to put their new-found knowledge to use.


Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the main methods of recovery involved in salvaging wet materials.
  • Categorize wet materials by priority.
  • Recall and apply salvage techniques for various types of materials.
  • Discriminate between items that can and cannot be salvaged


Your Instructor


Carmen Cowick
Carmen Cowick

Carmen Cowick provides training, support and consulting services for libraries in the areas of preservation and collections care. She previously worked as a preservation specialist at Amigos Library Services and in the library and archives of The American Irish Historical Society, The Seamen's Church Institute, and the Special Collections department at CUNY Queens College. She received a bachelor's degree in art history and a master's degree in library science with a certificate in archives and preservation of cultural materials from CUNY Queens College in New York City.

Ms. Cowick has written numerous scholarly articles on preservation-related topics and is the author of the books Digital Curation Projects Made Easy and Crash Course in Disaster Preparedness.


Frequently Asked Questions


When is the last day for enrollment?
July 12, 2019
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us within 14 days of the course start date and we will give you a full refund.

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