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.
Revised and updated for the 2016 session, 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.
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
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)
Registration Deadline: January 2, 2018
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.
Contact: Ann Marie Willer, Director of Preservation Services, 978-470-1010