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New York Times best-selling author, television host and library advocate Brad Meltzer will serve as 2015 Honorary Chair of Preservation Week, April 26 – May 2, 2015, a time when libraries throughout the country will provide information and expertise on how to archive and preserve individual and institutional treasures.
U.S. libraries hold 3 billion items, while other institutions hold an additional 1.8 billion items. A treasure trove of uncounted additional items are held by individuals, families, and communities. Of the 4.8 billion items, 1.3 billion are at risk of being lost due to light exposure, improper storage and lack of disaster planning.