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Preservation Peer Assessment Training

for California Cultural and Historic Resource Organizations

NEDCC will provide online preservation training in California during 2020 as part of a special program sponsored by the California State Library. This program is supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian.

This program is free for California cultural and historical organizations. Participants who are eligible Certified Archivists earn 2 Archival Recertification Credits (ARCs) through the Academy of Certified Archivists.

Better Together: How to Conduct a General Preservation Assessment with a Peer Institution

August 27, 2020, 9:00am - 1:00pm (Pacific Daylight Time)
Online workshop for organizations in northern California

September 15, 2020, 9:00am - 1:00pm (Pacific Daylight Time)
Online workshop for organizations in central California

October 6, 2020, 9:00am - 1:00pm (Pacific Daylight Time)
Online workshop for organizations in southern California


Evaluating your organization’s preservation practices—
addressing weaknesses and building on existing strengths—is an essential part of moving any preservation program forward. This online workshop teaches representatives of cultural and historic resources organizations how to conduct a general preservation assessment with a peer institution. Participants will be introduced to a peer-to-peer model for preservation assessment, learn the skills needed to be an effective assessor of preservation practices, and gain experience through practical activities conducted as part of the workshop. Attendees will also receive a peer assessment handbook, a bibliography of preservation resources, and a template for sharing the findings of your assessments.

If you’re ready to work with your peers to find actionable solutions to difficult preservation challenges by conducting an assessment, this online workshop is for you. Participants will leave this workshop with an understanding of the following:

  • The core components of a general preservation peer-assessment
  • The tools an assessor can use to document and share their findings and recommendations
  • Where to find additional preservation resources
  • How to structure and schedule a visit for a peer assessment
  • How to create actionable recommendations for your peer

Who Should Attend

This online workshop is open to individuals associated with California cultural and historic resource organizations only.

To broaden and strengthen your community of practice, we recommend that you attend the online workshop designated for your region. The workshop includes group activities that will provide opportunities for network-building.

Course Access

The course components will be held online using Adobe Connect or Zoom, with access provided only to those who have registered.

To access the course, you will need:

  • The email address that you registered with.
  • A stable, high-speed internet connection. Ethernet or "hard wired" is recommended over WiFi or wireless.
  • A computer. A laptop or desktop computer is recommended over a smart phone or tablet.
  • A headset or earbuds that includes a microphone is recommended over using your computer's built-in speakers and microphone.
  • A webcam or built-in computer camera is recommended so that you can get the most out of discussions and group work.
  • You will receive advance instructions for any additional downloads, account set-up, etc. that may be necessary for you to access the workshop.

Registration

There is no cost to attend, but you must register to reserve a seat.  

 

 

This program is supported in whole or in part by the 
U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the 
Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian.


 
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