The Preservation 101 course is an interactive online course designed to introduce preservation topics such as environmental management, deterioration of materials, and emergency preparedness. A series of 10 webinars builds on self-paced study between sessions, using assigned readings and other resources to supplement the “classroom” discussions. The new course features expanded coverage of audiovisual and digital formats.
The course uses NEDCC’s free online resource Preservation 101 as its textbook, with expanded resources and assignments. The course prepares participants to complete a preservation needs assessment, and offers structured guidance on developing an institutional disaster plan. An instructor provides lesson plans and feedback on tasks throughout the course, although explicit homework is not assigned.
Putting theory into practice, participants will develop recommendations for improvements that can be made within their institution, and can use these recommendations to build a long-range preservation 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.
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
Meeting times are 2pm-4pm ET (Eastern Time)
Who should attend?
Cost: $650 Regular rate
$500 Student rate (limited space available; copy of current student ID is required)
Preservation 101: Preservation Basics for Paper and Media Collections was developed with funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services and is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities.