Topic: Karen Pavelka

Conserving Documents After a Flood: Act Quickly

Jan. 28, 2013
Conserving Documents After a Flood: Act Quickly

In the immediate aftermath of a fire or flood, recovering possessions may at first seem impossible. But according to conservation experts Karen Pavelka and Rebecca Elder at the university's School of Information, all hope is not lost.

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Wildfire Victims Offered Guidance on Salvaging Records

Sept. 8, 2011

Conservators in the School of Information at The University of Texas at Austin are hosting a free workshop from 2-5 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 11, at the School of Information, 1616 Guadalupe St., to help wildfire victims salvage some of their personal records that have been damaged by fire or water.

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A paper conservator's trip to Haiti

Aug. 12, 2010
A paper conservator's trip to Haiti

Six months after an earthquake devastated Haiti, Karen Pavelka, conservator and lecturer in the School of Information, spent 10 days in Port-au-Prince helping document and conserve the country's archives. Pavelka sat down for an interview with KUT's Erika Aguilar prior to her departure to Haiti.

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A paper conservator heads to Haiti

Aug. 12, 2010
A paper conservator heads to Haiti

Six months after an earthquake devastated Haiti, Karen Pavelka, conservator and lecturer in the School of Information, spent 10 days in Port-au-Prince helping document and conserve the country's archives. Pavelka sat down for an interview with KUT's Erika Aguilar prior to her departure to Haiti.

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Saving our stories

Dec. 8, 2008

The William and Margaret Kilgarlin Center for Preservation of the Cultural Record teaches students to preserve the record of human experience, creativity, and discovery. Students in the School of Information learn to save rare documents from 16th century texts to modern home movies.

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