Cultural Heritage Preservation Week 2014

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You are invited to attend the 4th Annual Cultural Heritage Preservation Week! The programs will be offered on two nights, April 18-19, at the West Waco Library & Genealogy Center (5301 Bosque Blvd #275, near Target).

Thursday, April 18, 7:00pm: Digitization Basics with Eric S. Ames, Curator of Digital Collections, Baylor University Libraries

Friday, April 19, 7:00pm: Storytelling with Vivian Rutherford, from the Heart of Texas Storytelling Guild and preserving your family heritage with Beth Farwell, Assistant Director for Baylor University's Central Libraries

Waco's Cultural Heritage Preservation Week is set aside each year to promote and educate our community on the
importance of protecting and preserving our local culture. This event is a joint project combining expertise from the Waco-McLennan County Library and Baylor University Libraries. This year we will explore the importance of recording and preserving our families' oral traditions, stories, and physical materials.

Did you know that individuals and communities hold 37% of our nation's cultural heritage collections? In 2005 the first comprehensive national survey of the condition and preservation needs of the nation's collections reported that U.S. institutions hold more than 4.8 billion items. Libraries alone hold 3 billion items (63 percent of the whole). A treasure trove of uncounted additional items is held by individuals, families, and communities. We look forward to seeing you!

For more information, please contact: Beth Farwell (; 254-710-3679) or Eric Ames (; 254-710-1576).