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Preservation 101

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Next Session Begins in January - Register Now
Seats are Limited!

Preservation 101 

Preservation Basics for Paper and Media Collections

Preservation 101 is an interactive online course. A series of 10 webinars builds on self-paced study between sessions, using assigned readings and other resources to supplement the “classroom” discussions.  The course is designed to provide a foundation for effective collections stewardship by guiding participants through preservation topics such as environmental management, deterioration of materials, and emergency preparedness. The new course features expanded coverage of audiovisual and digital formats.

The instructor provides lesson plans and feedback on tasks throughout the course, although explicit homework is not assigned. Participants will have access to webinar recordings and additional tools, while engaging in a weekly dialogue with the instructor and fellow students. The course prepares participants to complete a preservation needs assessment, and provides structured guidance on developing an institutional disaster plan.

Participants will have access to webinar recordings and additional tools while engaging in a weekly dialogue with the instructor and fellow students. Weekly lectures are recorded so participants can review the content at their convenience. Sessions are presented from 2 – 4 PM Eastern Time.

Class Dates and Topics: 
01/11/2018  Session 1:  Introduction to Preservation
01/18/2018  Session 2:  The Building and Environment
01/25/2018  Session 3:  Caring for Collections
02/01/2018  Session 4:  Caring for Paper Collections
02/08/2018  Session 5:  Care and Handling of Photographs
02/15/2018  Session 6:  Media Collections
02/22/2018  Session 7:  Reformatting and Digitization
03/01/2018  Session 8:  Emergency Preparedness
03/08/2018  Session 9:  Building a Preservation Program
03/22/2018  Session 10: The Preservation Assessment Review

Who Should Attend:
–  Staff and volunteers at libraries, archives, museums, historical societies, and other organizations who care for collections
–  Town clerks, county commissioners, and other municipal records holders
–  Corporate archivists and records managers in need of preservation training
–  Students or graduates of library and information science or Public History programs

Certificate of Completion provided, and 20 Archival Recertification Credits (ARCs) for eligible certified archivists. 

Registration Deadline:
January 2, 2018 (But register early, the course fills very quickly!)
Seats are limited to 30 people for optimum interaction with instructor and other participants.

$650  (Student rate: $500, with valid ID)


Contact Sean Ferguson, Preservation Specialist, 978-470-1010

NEDCC, 100 Brickstone Square, Andover, MA 01810-1494 • 978-470-1010 • nedcc.org


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