See you at SAA in Portland
Several NEDCC staff members will be out and about, and on hand in the exhibit hall to answer your questions and provide free advice on preserving your collections. Be sure to say hello!
Claire Grund, Associate Conservator - Claire has worked in the field of paper conservation since 2003, and can offer specific advice on treatment options and preservation planning. Claire is often on the road around the country visiting institutions - so feel free to check in with her to see if she might be in your region in the upcoming months.
Bryce Roe, Manager of Audio Preservation Services - Bryce has managed the exciting expansion of NEDCC’s Audio Preservation Service which now includes digitization of magnetic and digital audio tape, as well as optical scanning of grooved media with the IRENE system.
Ann Marie Willer, Director of Preservation Services - Ann Marie has worked as a professional in the field of library preservation since 2002, and previously served as Preservation Librarian at MIT. She recently joined the NEDCC team to manage the Center’s active preservation training programs, assessments, consultations, and free web resources. Ann Marie will also develop the department’s newest programs and initiatives.
Sean Ferguson, Preservation Specialist - Sean joined the NEDCC team in 2017 and provides preservation information and outreach, including assessments, consultations, training programs, and disaster assistance. You will often reach Sean if you use the “Ask NEDCC” references service, and he serves as one of the instructors for the current Preservation 101 Course.
WHAT’S NEW AT NEDCC?
DIGITAL DIRECTIONS Comes to the Pacific Northwest
Join the NEDCC Preservation Services staff and a faculty of experts at Digital Directions: Fundamentals of Creating and Managing Digital Collections, August 21-23, Seattle, WA. 2 ½ days of instruction on best practices and practical strategies for the creation, curation, and use of digital collections. Connect with colleagues who share similar challenges and interact with faculty one-on-one.
Registration deadline is approaching: August 10 !
NEDCC’S EXPANDED AUDIO PRESERVATION Service is Up and Running
The Center’s Audio Preservation Service now provides digitization of audio media using traditional and optical-scanning technologies for open reel quarter-inch audio tape; compact cassette tape; digital audio tape (DAT); wax cylinders; metal master discs; lacquer discs; and other rare formats. Best candidates for NEDCC’s specialized service include collections that demand a higher level of care and skill, such as ethnographic field recordings, oral histories, unique live recordings of music, speeches, etc, and recordings on fragile or damaged media.
DID YOU KNOW?
NEDCC's Book and Paper Conservation Labs work closely with the Center's Digital Imaging Studios
Optimum image capture often takes place during conservation treatment, and NEDCC's Book and Paper Conservation Laboratories work closely with the Center's In-house Imaging Studios. NEDCC's conservators consult with photographers to determine the best approach for imaging an object, and advise on careful handling of rare and fragile materials. NEDCC’s Imaging Studios perform high quality digitization in compliance with FADGI specifications.