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About Preservation Training at NEDCC

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NEDCC offers a wide range of educational programs to help cultural institutions and individuals preserve their valuable collections. These are made possible in part by grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

Scheduled and On-Demand Training

NEDCC offers webinars (ranging from 1 hour to multi-session courses), workshops, and on-demand webinar recordings. See our Current Training Programs for more information and to register.

Customized training

Your institution can coordinate an NEDCC workshop, webinar, series, or other program for your region, anywhere in the country. NEDCC will provide the faculty, tailor the program to meet the interests and training needs of your institution and region, and help you promote the event to your audience. Contact us at to discuss options for customization.



NEDCC presents half-day, full-day, and multi-day in-person workshops at your institution or a nearby venue. Onsite workshops can include interactive, hands-on activities or topics that require in-depth exploration and discussion of specific content areas. 


Our 1–2 hour webinars address preservation topics ranging from collections care to digitization to AV preservation. We also offer multi-session series and courses to help fill in the gaps in your preservation training. 

Self-guided instruction

Explore our online textbooks for free, self-guided, online learning: Preservation 101 and Fundamentals of Audiovisual Preservation. 


NEDCC has presented conferences on creating and managing digital collections in locations around the country and internationally since 1995. Digital Directions: Fundamentals of Creating and Managing Digital Collections is our current 2 ½ day conference on best practices and practical strategies for the creation, curation, and use of digital collections. It is presented annually at different locations around the country.




See what people are saying about NEDCC’s preservation training programs.


Contact: Ann Marie Willer, Director of Preservation Services,, or 978-470-1010 ext. 223.

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 not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.)