Preservation 101 was developed with funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services and is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities. Designed as an introductory course, it grounds participants in the theory and practice of preserving library and archival collections.
The online course includes these topics:
Session 1: Introduction to Preservation
Session 2 : The Building and Environment
Session 3: Caring for Collections
Session 4: Caring for Paper Collections
Session 5: Care and Handling of Photographs
Session 6: Media Collections
Session 7: Reformatting and Digitization
Session 8: Emergency Preparedness
Session 9: Building a Preservation Program
Session 10: The Preservation Assessment Review
NEDCC is pleased to offer Preservation 101 in two formats:
The Preservation 101 course is an interactive online course designed to introduce preservation topics such as environmental management, deterioration of materials, emergency preparedness, and preservation of paper-based, audiovisual, and digital formats. The course prepares participants to complete a preservation needs assessment and offers structured guidance on developing an institutional disaster plan. A series of 10 live, instructor-led webinars builds on self-paced study between sessions, using assigned readings and other resources to supplement the “classroom” discussions.
The course uses NEDCC’s free online resource Preservation 101 as its textbook, with expanded resources and assignments. The instructor provides feedback on tasks throughout the course, although explicit homework is not assigned.
Putting theory into practice, participants develop recommendations for improvements that can be made within their institution, and they can use these recommendations to build a long-range preservation plan. Participants 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.
Who should attend?
Cost: $650 Regular rate
$500 Student rate (limited space available; copy of current student ID is required)
NEDCC is grateful for support from the National Endowment for the Humanities for its training programs, outreach activities and web resources.
(Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in these resources do no necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.)