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Current Training Programs

COVID-19 Update: NEDCC will continue to provide our webinars as scheduled.

In addition to the upcoming and on-demand programs listed below, NEDCC can customize programs to meet the interests and training needs of your institution and region. See About Preservation Training at NEDCC for more information about customized training programs. Questions about program content? Need accommodation for hearing or visual differences? Contact info@nedcc.org or 978-470-1010.

Please note the registration deadline and register early! These programs can fill up quickly. Webinars are recorded and are available for participants to view for a period of three months following the live session.

Some state agencies provide scholarship funding for NEDCC's training programs. Contact them directly for details: Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives(KDLA), Oklahoma Department of Libraries, Rhode Island Historical Records Advisory Board (RIHRAB), and Western New York Library Resources Council (WNYLRC).

Participants who are eligible Certified Archivists can earn Archival Recertification Credits (ARCs) through the Academy of Certified Archivists for many of our programs.

 

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Individual
Apr 12, 2021
12:30pm – 1:30pm Eastern

Digitizing Photographic Collections

Live online webinar

Registration deadline: April 8, 2021
Maximum class size: 100
Instructor: David Joyall, Senior Collections Photographer, NEDCC
 
This webinar provides an overview of digitizing photographs. Digitized photographic collections can foster research and engage users, but a one-size-fits-all approach to reformatting will not provide the best results for all photographic formats . This one-hour webinar covers methods for prioritizing materials for reformatting based upon equipment needs, addresses the benefits and drawbacks of various digitization methods, and presents considerations related to file formats and resolution to assist you in choosing an approach that is right for your project.
 
Participants who are eligible Certified Archivists earn 1 Archival Recertification Credit (ARC) through the Academy of Certified Archivists.

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$45
Copy of student ID required. Please email a copy to ko'leary@nedcc.org

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Apr 21 – Jul 14, 2021
10:00am – 12:00pm Pacific

Central Coast CA - Emergency Preparedness Training

Facilitated course

Registration deadline: April 19, 2021
Maximum class size: 100
Instructor: Stephanie Garafolo, Preservation Specialist, NEDCC
Location: Online course

 

From March 2021 – June 2021, NEDCC is providing free emergency preparedness training for California cultural heritage organizations sponsored by the California State Library and funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

By attending this unique training series, you will—over a period of a few short months—prepare your organization to protect cultural heritage materials during the next disaster. 

Course Components

Please plan to attend all workshops and webinars in the course, as they build on one another.

Orientation Meeting - March 31, 2021 - 10am-12pm
Webinar #1  - April 21, 2021 - 10am-12pm
Webinar #2 - April 28, 2021 - 10am-12pm
Webinar #3 - May 5, 2021 - 10am-12pm
Collection Salvage - June 16, 2021 9am-1pm 
Disaster Plan Stress Test - July 14, 2021 9am-1pm

Who should attend?


This course is open to individuals associated with California cultural heritage organizations, county government departments and personnel, and offices involved with emergency management and public safety. See https://www.nedcc.org/cal-ep21 for more information.

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Free
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Apr 21 – Jul 13, 2021
10:00am – 12:00pm Pacific

South CA - Emergency Preparedness Training

Facilitated course

Registration deadline: April 19, 2021
Maximum class size: 100
Instructor: Stephanie Garafolo, Preservation Specialist, NEDCC
Location: Online course

 

From March 2021 – June 2021, NEDCC is providing free emergency preparedness training for California cultural heritage organizations sponsored by the California State Library and funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

By attending this unique training series, you will—over a period of a few short months—prepare your organization to protect cultural heritage materials during the next disaster. 

Course Components

Please plan to attend all workshops and webinars in the course, as they build on one another.

Orientation Meeting - March 30, 2021 - 10am-12pm
Webinar #1  - April 21, 2021 - 10am-12pm
Webinar #2 - April 28, 2021 - 10am-12pm
Webinar #3 - May 5, 2021 - 10am-12pm
Collection Salvage - June 15, 2021 9am-1pm 
Disaster Plan Stress Test - July 13, 2021 9am-1pm

Who should attend?


This course is open to individuals associated with California cultural heritage organizations, county government departments and personnel, and offices involved with emergency management and public safety. See https://www.nedcc.org/cal-ep21 for more information.

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Free
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Apr 21 – Jul 20, 2021
10:00am – 12:00pm Pacific

North CA - Emergency Preparedness Training

Facilitated course

Registration deadline: April 19, 2021
Maximum class size: 100
Instructor: Stephanie Garafolo, Preservation Specialist, NEDCC
Location: Online course

 

From March 2021 – June 2021, NEDCC is providing free emergency preparedness training for California cultural heritage organizations sponsored by the California State Library and funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

By attending this unique training series, you will—over a period of a few short months—prepare your organization to protect cultural heritage materials during the next disaster. 

Course Components

Please plan to attend all workshops and webinars in the course, as they build on one another.

Orientation Meeting - April 6, 2021 - 10am-12pm
Webinar #1  - April 21, 2021 - 10am-12pm
Webinar #2 - April 28, 2021 - 10am-12pm
Webinar #3 - May 5, 2021 - 10am-12pm
Collection Salvage - June 22, 2021 9am-1pm 
Disaster Plan Stress Test - July 20, 2021 9am-1pm

 

Who should attend?


This course is open to individuals associated with California cultural heritage organizations, county government departments and personnel, and offices involved with emergency management and public safety. See https://www.nedcc.org/cal-ep21 for more information.

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Apr 27, 2021
12:30pm – 1:30pm Eastern

Personal Digital Archiving - FREE Webinar

Live online webinar

Registration deadline: April 25, 2021
Maximum class size: 295
Instructor: Alison Fulmer, Preservation Specialist, NEDCC

 

Free for Preservation Week!

This webinar will offer guidance and resources about preserving our “digital lives” – after all, digital files are today’s scrapbooks and personal collections. These digital assets represent a significant investment in both time and resources, and are often more fragile than we realize. This webinar will prepare you to collect your emails, photos, videos, and text messages and create a personal plan to ensure they are cared for well into the future

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Apr 30, 2021
12:30pm – 1:30pm Eastern

Writing Grants for Audio Preservation and Reformatting - FREE Webinar

Live online webinar

Registration deadline: April 28, 2021
Maximum class size: 298
Instructor: Bryce Roe, Director of Audio Preservation Services, NEDCC

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Free
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May 11, 2021
2:00pm – 3:30pm Eastern

In Perpetuity: Tips for Municipal Clerks and Government Agencies

Live online webinar

Registration deadline: May 9, 2021
Maximum class size: 50
Instructor: Annie Matthys, Preservation Specialist, NEDCC

Town, municipal, and county clerks care for historic ledgers, documents, and other records, while fulfilling everyday responsibilities to the community. By applying the preservation practices in this training webinar, municipal records holders can make the best decisions for the care and handling of their records today, while ensuring that they will be accessible for future generations. The methods and goals discussed in this webinar will help take the worry out of your responsibilities to your records.

Participants who are eligible Certified Archivists earn 1 Archival Recertification Credit (ARC) through the Academy of Certified Archivists.

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$70
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May 25, 2021
2:00pm – 4:00pm Eastern

Salvaging Damaged Books, Paper, & AV Collections

Live online webinar

Registration deadline: May 23, 2021
Maximum class size: 98
Instructor: Annie Matthys, Preservation Specialist, NEDCC
Location: Live webinar

 

Disasters in or around our institutions can lead to loss in cultural heritage collections. While preventing and planning for disasters are important pieces of an overall preservation strategy, there may come a time when you need to recover your collections following an incident. This webinar covers strategies for prioritizing and triaging your collections for recovery, as well as techniques for salvaging books, works on paper, and audiovisual materials.

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$95
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Jun 15, 2021
12:30pm – 1:30pm Eastern

Surface Cleaning Techniques for Paper-based Materials: A "Hands-On Webinar"

Live online webinar

Registration deadline: June 1, 2021
Maximum class size: 50
Instructor: Bexx Caswell-Olson, Director of Book Conservation, NEDCC
PLEASE NOTE: When registering be sure to provide the appropriate address for supply kit mailing.   

In this 1-hour “hands on” webinar, participants will learn about various surface cleaning methods that can be safely used to clean books and paper. Using a combination of lecture and live demonstration, the pros and cons and appropriate application of each method will be discussed. Each participant will receive a supply kit in the mail and will have the opportunity to participate in a unique hands-on experience. This class is appropriate for anyone responsible for the care of paper-based collections – no previous conservation experience is necessary. The registration fee includes supply kit and shipping.

Participants who are eligible Certified Archivists earn 1 Archival Recertification Credit (ARC) through the Academy of Certified Archivists.

 

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$70
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Jun 22, 2021
2:00pm – 4:00pm Eastern

Building an Easy Digital Preservation Workflow with Small Tools

Live online webinar

Registration deadline: June 20, 2021
Maximum class size: 50
Instructor: Sean Ferguson, Preservation Specialist, NEDCC
Ready to move from theory to practice with digital preservation at your institution? This webinar shows attendees how to implement a simple, free workflow with user-friendly tools, including DataAccessioner, Fixity by AVP, and Exactly by AVP. Participants will learn about the preservation activities that these tools support and receive a step-by-step instructional demonstration of the workflow in action. Attendees will finish the webinar with a strong idea of how to implement and build on this workflow at their institution with handouts and guidance on next steps.
 
Participants who are eligible Certified Archivists earn 2 Archival Recertification Credits (ARCs) through the Academy of Certified Archivists.

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$95
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Jul 13, 2021
12:30pm – 1:30pm Eastern

Preventing and Responding to Mold in Book and Paper Collections

Live online webinar

Registration deadline: July 11, 2021
Maximum class size: 100
Instructor: Bexx Caswell Olson, Director of Book Conservation, NEDCC
Location: Live webinar

 

Mold can pose a serious threat to cultural heritage materials. In this 1-hour webinar, participants will learn how to asses identify mold, how to safely clean moldy materials, and how to prevent future mold outbreaks through proactive preservation measures.

Participants who are eligible Certified Archivists earn 1 Archival Recertification Credit (ARCs) through the Academy of Certified Archivists.

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$45
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Jul 15, 2021
2:00pm – 4:00pm Eastern

Preservation 101 (10 webinar sessions)

Facilitated course

Registration deadline: July 10, 2021
Maximum class size: 25
Instructor: Annie Matthys and Alison Fulmer, Preservation Specialists, NEDCC
Location: Live webinar course

 

The Instructor-led Preservation 101: Preservation Basics for Paper and Media Collections course gives participants the foundation needed to be effective collections stewards. This comprehensive introduction prepares participants to complete a preservation needs assessment and provides structured guidance on developing an institutional disaster plan. Revised and updated, the course uses the free online version of Preservation 101 as its textbook, adding expanded resources and assignments, interactive discussions, and new content covering audiovisual and digital formats and digital preservation. Putting theory into practice, participants will develop recommendations for improvement and a long-range preservation plan.

Preservation 101: Preservation Basics for Paper and Media Collections 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 live, instructor-led webinars builds on self-paced study between sessions, using assigned readings and other resources to supplement the “classroom” discussions. The instructor provides feedback on tasks throughout the course, although explicit homework is not assigned. Participants will have access to webinar recordings, readings, and additional resources, and can communicate with the instructor and fellow participants.

07/15/2021  Introduction to Preservation
07/22/2021  The Building and the Environment
07/29/2021  Caring for Collections
08/12/2021  Caring for Paper Collections
08/19/2021  Caring for Photographs
08/26/2021  Media Collections
09/02/2021  Reformatting, Digitization, and Digital Preservation
09/09/2021  Emergency Preparedness
09/16/2021  Building a Preservation Program
09/23/2021  Final Assignment Due! Final Review and Discussion

Participants who are eligible Certified Archivists earn 20 Archival Recertification Credits (ARCs) through the Academy of Certified Archivists.

 Meeting times are 2pm-4pm ET

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$650
Student fee: $500
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Jul 27, 2021
12:30pm – 1:30pm Eastern

Getting Ready for Preservation Grant Season! - FREE webinar

Live online webinar

Registration deadline: July 25, 2021
Maximum class size: 298
Instructor: Preservation Specialist, NEDCC
Location: Live Webinar

 

Many applications for preservation grant opportunities are due in the Winter. Get a head start on the application process and join NEDCC for an overview of preservation grants, including eligible projects, important deadlines, and administrative steps, like creating a Grants.gov account. The presenter will also provide application tips that are useful for all programs, no matter the grant you plan to apply to.

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Aug 10, 2021
12:30pm – 1:30pm Eastern

Introduction to Audio Preservation

Live online webinar

Registration deadline: August 8, 2021
Maximum class size: 100
Instructor: Alison Fulmer, Preservation Specialist, NEDCC
Location: Live webinar

 

This webinar introduces participants to issues in audio preservation, beginning with an overview of common formats and their preservation risks. The instructor will describe basic care and handling techniques, briefly discuss reformatting-as-preservation, and share tools for format identification, inventory, and storage. Note that many of these concepts apply to moving image collections as well. Participants will gain a solid understanding of how to devise next steps for their audio collections and where to find more information.

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$45
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Aug 24, 2021
12:30pm – 1:30pm Eastern

Behind the Scenes: NEDCC's New Microfilm Reformatting Service - FREE webinar

Live online webinar

Registration deadline: August 22, 2021
Maximum class size: 298
Instructor: Terrance D'Ambrosio, Director of Imaging Services, NEDCC
Location: Live webinar

 

Come behind the curtain to learn all about NEDCC’s newest imaging service - microfilm digitization. In this free webinar, participants will learn the basics of microformats, including both fiche and rolls, and have an opportunity to learn more about the work involved in digitizing them. This will include seeing equipment and workflows in action, meeting the staff involved, and hearing about the unique challenges these formats can present. If you’re new to microfilm this will be an excellent introduction to the format and the process involved in migrating it into the 21st century.

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Sep 21, 2021
12:30pm – 1:30pm Eastern

Caring for Framed Collections

Live online webinar

Registration deadline: September 19, 2021
Maximum class size: 100
Instructor: Annajean Hamel, Lead Preparator, Paper Conservation Technician, NEDCC
Location: Live webinar

 

Framed collections offer a unique set of challenges for institutions like museums and historical societies as well as collectors with framed works who all have a range of challenges to overcome in order to properly maintain and care for these complex objects. From how to identity poor quality framing materials, triaging failing frames, effective storage techniques and working with conservation professionals and framers; this session will offer practical advice on caring for collections of framed works.

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Sep 28, 2021
12:30pm – 1:30pm Eastern

Digital Preservation Storage 101

Live online webinar

Registration deadline: September 26, 2021
Maximum class size: 100
Instructor: Sean Ferguson, Associate Preservation Specialist, NEDCC
Location: Live webinar

 

Providing the right kind of storage with the right number of copies for your digital files can make the difference between losing and saving your orgnaization's digital cultural heritage. If you are completely new to digital preservation storage, or simply need a refresher or tips for how to work with your IT department, this webinar will help you improve storage at your institution. The instructor will cover requirements for storage environments as well as several affordable and scalable options to meet small and mid-size orgnaization's needs for storage.

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Oct 5, 2021
12:30pm – 1:30pm Eastern

10 Tips for Providing Safe Access to Collections

Live online webinar

Registration deadline: October 3, 2021
Maximum class size: 100
Instructor: Annie Matthys, Preservation Specialist, NEDCC
Location: Live webinar

 

Having scholars, students, genealogists, and others research our collections is the reason we preserve them, but how do we make sure our collections remain safe when we provide access to them? This 1-hour webinar will give 10 quick tips for making your reading room a safer place for your materials. Participants will learn strategies for improving security, providing the right supplies for the right collections, and empowering your researchers to make smart handling decisions. Example policies for reading room access will also be provided.

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Oct 7, 2021
2:00pm – 4:00pm Eastern

Metadata for Digital Preservation

Live online webinar

Registration deadline: October 5, 2021
Maximum class size: 100
Instructor: Stephanie Garafolo, Preservation Specialist, NEDCC
Location: Live webinar

 

Metadata, and especially preservation metadata encompassing the technical and administrative aspects of description, is essential for providing continued access to your digital objects. It provides assurance that digital objects are authentic, renderable, and useable. This webinar serves as a starting point for understanding the kinds of information you will want to gather to support digital preservation, using current guidelines, standards, and models in the field to identify core information required to steward digital objects over time.

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Oct 26, 2021
9:00am – 4:00pm Eastern

Capturing the Past: Identification and Care of Photographs

In-person workshop

Registration deadline: October 15, 2021
Maximum class size: 18
Instructor: Monique C. Fischer, MS, AIC-Fellow
Location: Charleston Library Society Charleston, SC


PLEASE NOTE:  This workshop, originally scheduled to take place on April 20, 2021, has been postponed to October 26, 2021.

This hands-on workshop offers an introduction to the preservation of photographs, including their identification, deterioration, and care. Participants will learn how to recognize various photographic processes ranging from daguerreotypes to inkjet prints. Preservation problems associated with specific processes will also be studied. The workshop will address storage concerns and preservation priorities, including environmental guidelines, enclosures, and proper care and handling. Participants are encouraged to bring photographs for examination and discussion. 

The one-day workshop is intended for individuals who want to learn how to care for photographs including curators, collection managers, exhibit preparations, catalogers, archivists, photographers and collectors.

Participants who are eligible Certified Archivists earn 2 Archival Recertification Credits (ARCs) through the Academy of Certified Archivists.

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$150
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Oct 26, 2021
12:30pm – 1:30pm Eastern

Planning for Reformatting Field Recordings

Live online webinar

Registration deadline: October 24, 2021
Maximum class size: 100
Instructor: Karl Fleck, Associate Audio Preservation Engineer, NEDCC
Location: Live webinar

 

Field recordings, audio recordings made outside a recording studio, are unique; they are oftentimes created in uncontrolled environments with consumer-grade equipment by untrained audio recordists. This makes their long-term management and preservation especially challenging. This webinar explores the special technical challenges presented in field recordings and offers solutions for caring for your one-of-a-kind recordings. Participants will also see case studies that show a variety of audio formats and their preservation concerns.

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$45
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Oct 28, 2021
2:00pm – 4:00pm Eastern

Digitization: Planning for Success

Live online webinar

Registration deadline: October 26, 2021
Maximum class size: 100
Instructor: Sean Ferguson, Associate Preservation Specialist, NEDCC
Location: Live webinar

 

This session covers digitization project stages; selection criteria for converting paper, audio, video, and film collections; and handling considerations for vulnerable media across these format categories. How existing descriptive metadata and available institutional resources factor into conversion planning will also be covered. Learning goals for this webinar include understanding how to outline a conversion project plan, evaluate collections for conversion, and articulate special requirements for unique media.

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Nov 2, 2021
12:30pm – 1:30pm Eastern

Creating Preservation-quality Oral Histories

Live online webinar

Registration deadline: October 31, 2021
Maximum class size: 100
Instructor: Karl Fleck, Associate Audio Preservation Engineer, NEDCC
Location: Live webinar

 

Making sure the stories of your oral history subjects will be available long into the future starts before you even press “record.” This session teaches participants about the technical considerations that go into making an oral history recording preservation-quality. This includes selecting the right equipment, capturing audio that is clear and with as few ambient noises as possible, and making sure your recordings are in file formats that support digital preservation. The instructor will cover practical and achievable recommendations that meet different resource levels and budget needs so that both small and large organizations can improve the preservation quality of their oral history recordings.

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Nov 4, 2021
2:00pm – 4:00pm Eastern

Caring for Paper-based Collections

Live online webinar

Registration deadline: November 2, 2021
Maximum class size: 100
Instructor: Annie Matthys, Preservation Specialist, NEDCC
Location: Live webinar

 

An introduction to the preservation of paper-based collections, this webinar focuses on books, documents, photographs, and works of art on paper. It will include information on paper manufacture, deterioration, and proper storage. Also discussed are inks and colorants, adhesives, and image layers.

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Nov 9, 2021
12:30pm – 1:30pm Eastern

Strategies for Oversized Collections

Live online webinar

Registration deadline: November 7, 2021
Maximum class size: 100
Instructor: Kathryn Boodle, Associate Conservator, NEDCC
Location: Live webinar

 

This webinar instructs participants on good practices for caring for oversized materials in their collections, including those made of paper (e.g. posters, maps, large books, architectural plans) and textiles (e.g. flags, quilts). Storage and handling methods will be covered in detail. Participants will gain a solid understanding of how to protect oversized collections and will receive a decision-making tree and a bibliography.

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Nov 12, 2021
12:30pm – 1:30pm Eastern

Writing Your Preservation Assistance Grant - FREE webinar

Live online webinar

Registration deadline: November 10, 2021
Maximum class size: 298
Instructor: Ann Marie Willer, Director of Preservation Services, NEDCC
Location: Live webinar

 

NEH Preservation Assistance Grants for Smaller Institutions are relatively easy to apply for and have launched successful preservation projects and programs in institutions across the country. Be ready for the round of applications! This webinar is presented by an NEDCC Preservation Specialist and covers the issues that should be considered when preparing to submit an NEH Preservation Assistance Grant. Emphasis will be on preparing the grant narrative, making the case for your project, and getting requisite information from consultants.

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Nov 16, 2021
12:30pm – 1:30pm Eastern

Caring for Vellum-bound Volumes

Live online webinar

Registration deadline: November 14, 2021
Maximum class size: 100
Instructor: Terra Huber, Assistant Book Conservator, NEDCC
Location: Live webinar

 

Vellum bindings are books bound in parchment covers, which creates unique vulnerabilities that collections managers need to consider when improving the preservation outlook of these specific materials. The instructor will walk participants through key terms, the mechanical structure of vellum bindings, common condition issues of vellum-bound books, and storage solutions for these materials. Participants will learn when it is appropriate to apply preventive care solutions in-house and when a collections manager should instead seek a conservator for treatment.

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Nov 18, 2021
12:30pm – 1:30pm Eastern

Writing Your Preservation Assistance Grant - FREE webinar

Live online webinar

Registration deadline: November 17, 2021
Maximum class size: 298
Instructor: Ann Marie Willer, Director of Preservation Services, NEDCC
Location: Live webinar

 

NEH Preservation Assistance Grants for Smaller Institutions are relatively easy to apply for and have launched successful preservation projects and programs in institutions across the country. Be ready for the round of applications! This webinar is presented by an NEDCC Preservation Specialist and covers the issues that should be considered when preparing to submit an NEH Preservation Assistance Grant. Emphasis will be on preparing the grant narrative, making the case for your project, and getting requisite information from consultants.

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Dec 2–9, 2021
Day 1:
2:00pm – 4:00pm
Day 2:
2:00am – 4:00pm Eastern

Managing an Environmental Monitoring Program (2 webinar sessions)

Facilitated course

Registration deadline: November 30, 2021
Maximum class size: 100
Instructor: Stephanie Garafolo, Preservation Specialist, NEDCC
Location: Live webinar

 

Part 1: 12/2/2021
Part 2: 12/9/2021

Who should attend: Anyone who wants to learn how to start an environmental monitoring program or refine their existing program. Maintaining an environmental monitoring program is among the most impactful activities collections stewards can undertake. This two-part webinar teaches participants how to understand their building’s environment and make changes that help to preserve the collections in their care.

Part 1 of 2 provides participants with the background knowledge needed to start collecting data, including key terms, how to understand your building’s current systems, and how the environment impacts different collections. Participants will also learn about environmental monitoring equipment and software and best practices for its placement.

Part 2 of 2 guides participants through the analysis of environmental monitoring data and how to make improvements to the environment using techniques appropriate for both small and large organizations. This session will conclude with guidance on advocacy techniques and funding sources to achieve resource-intensive goals.

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$200
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Dec 7, 2021
12:30pm – 1:30pm Eastern

Care and Reformatting of Microfilm

Live online webinar

Registration deadline: December 5, 2021
Maximum class size: 100
Instructor: Terrance D'Ambrosio, Director of Imaging Services, NEDCC
Location: Live webinar

 

Have you inherited a microfilm collection but are unsure how to properly preserve and provide access to it? Or maintaining the collection you’ve had for years but seeking options for improving access and minimizing wear to the originals? This new webinar will provide an introduction to micro formats (including both fiche and film) and the role they’ve played in the preservation and dissemination of information, from their introduction until today. From this introduction the webinar will move on to cover the best practices of microfilm storage, housing, handling, and use, and conclude with the methods available and questions to consider when planning a microfilm reformatting (aka digitization) project.

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$45
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Dec 14, 2021
12:30pm – 1:30pm Eastern

Metadata for Audio Collections

Live online webinar

Registration deadline: December 12, 2021
Maximum class size: 100
Instructor: Preservation Specialist, NEDCC
Location: Live webinar


Metadata is essential to the care of audio collections at every stage of stewardship, from planning a reformatting project to managing and providing access to digital files for the long-term. This webinar will provide instruction on metadata best-practices for physical and digital audio collections, with guidance on when and how to gather and record essential metadata. A variety of metadata standards for audio collections will be introduced, and considerations for adopting or selectively incorporating elements of audio-specific standards into your metadata strategy will be discussed.

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Dec 16, 2021
2:00pm – 4:00pm Eastern

Strategies for Acetate and Nitrate Negatives and Film

Live online webinar

Registration deadline: December 14, 2021
Maximum class size: 100
Instructor: Terrance D'Ambrosio, Director of Imaging Services, NEDCC
Location: Live webinar


Do you need to start working on the nitrate and acetate in your stacks, but don’t know where to start? This webinar, presented by NEDCC’s Director of Imaging Services, will cover all of the logistical complexities involved in a digitization/reformatting project that includes nitrocellulose- and cellulose acetate-based film, from packing and shipping to long-term storage and maintenance to the ethical dilemma of retention vs. disposal. The concepts and approaches will be applicable to any nitrate or acetate digitization project, from the very small to the very large, and while the webinar will focus on still photographic film, the information will be applicable to motion picture nitrocellulose and cellulose acetate film as well.

Note: this webinar does not address in detail digitization methods or specifications for film-based media; see NEDCC’s webinar “Digitizing Photographic Collections” for information on this subject.

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Jan 11, 2022
12:30pm – 1:30pm Eastern

Identifying and Assessing Grooved Media

Live online webinar

Registration deadline: January 9, 2022
Maximum class size: 100
Instructor: Julia Hawkins, Audio Preservation Intern, NEDCC
Location: Live webinar
 

Early grooved audio formats may be found in many unexpected places, and their management can be intimidating due to their variety, fragility and the general lack of standardization in their production. This webinar will provide a brief overview of the history of grooved audio media, and provide guidance on the identification and management of these formats. This webinar will cover how to identify different cylinders, discs and dictation formats, and provide relevant details on their composition, characteristics and manufacturing history. Participants will finish this webinar with a better understanding of grooved audio formats and how to pragmatically prioritize and plan for their long-term preservation.   

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$45
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Jan 24, 2022
2:00pm – 3:30pm Eastern

Fundamentals of Photograph Preservation (6 sessions)

Facilitated course

Registration deadline: January 19, 2022
Maximum class size: 30
Instructor: Monique Fischer, Senior Paper Conservator, NEDCC
Location: Live webinar course

The six-session online course offers an in-depth introduction to the preservation of photographs, including their identification, deterioration, and care. Participants will learn how to recognize various photographic processes ranging from daguerreotypes to contemporary prints. Preservation problems associated with specific processes will also be studied. The course will address storage concerns and preservation priorities, including environmental guidelines, enclosures, and proper care and handling. The course will include an optional assignment in which participants create a preservation plan for a selected photographic collection within their institution. This course is intended for individuals who want to learn in more detail how to care for photographs including curators, collection managers, exhibit preparations, catalogers, archivists , photographers and collectors.

01/24/2022 Session 1: Introduction – Photograph Preservation Checklist
01/31/2022 Session 2: Paper, Glass and Plastic: Id and Care of Negatives
02/07/2022 Session 3: Finding a Balance: Caring for Cased Images 02/14/2022 Session 4: Black and White Photographic Processes: Salt to Silver Gelatin Print
02/28/2022 Session 5: Color and Contemporary Photography
03/07/2022 Session 6: Review of Course and Preservation Plans

 

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$375
Student fee: $280
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Jan 27, 2022
2:00pm – 4:00pm Eastern

10 Practical Steps for Getting Started with Digital Preservation

Live online webinar

Registration deadline: January 25, 2022
Maximum class size: 100
Instructor: Sean Ferguson, Associate Preservation Specialist, NEDCC
Location: Live webinar

 

The task of establishing a digital preservation program at your institution can be daunting. Join NEDCC's Preservation Services Department to learn about 10 tips to help move your program and its practices forward. The first half of this webinar will address introductory concepts to digital preservation, making this an ideal webinar for beginners. The second half will cover 10 achievable tips for launching a digital preservation initiative, addressing topics such as policy writing, developing intelectual control over digital collections, and storing and providing access to the files your organization preserves.

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Feb 3, 2022
2:00pm – 4:00pm Eastern

Digital Forensics for Preservation: With Disk Imaging Demo

Live online webinar

Registration deadline: February 1, 2022
Maximum class size: 100
Instructor: Sean Ferguson, Associate Preservation Specialist, NEDCC
Location: Live webinar
 
Digital forensics provide powerful tools when working with born-digital media, including disk imaging, the gold standard for ensuring data integrity when working with digital content in archives. This webinar will introduce participants to fundamental concepts in digital forensics for archives, libraries, museums and other cultural heritage organizations. While not an introduction to digital preservation, participants do not need prior experience in digital foensics to benefit from this course. The webinar will conclude with a demo of imaging a disk, walking through steps for the creation and analysis of the disk using Bitcurator.

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Feb 10, 2022
2:00pm – 4:00pm Eastern

Moving and Renovation: Collections Concerns

Live online webinar

Registration deadline: February 8, 2022
Maximum class size: 100
Instructor: Stephanie Garafolo, Preservation Specialist, NEDCC
Location: Live webinar

 

Renovation and construction projects in your facility can present significant risks to your collections. In this webinar, you will learn the most common risks for collections, risks for personnel, strategies for risk mitigation, and issues with temporary storage.

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Feb 15, 2022
12:30pm – 1:30pm Eastern

History of the Book & Its Structure

Live online webinar

Registration deadline: February 13, 2022
Maximum class size: 100
Instructor: Bexx Caswell-Olson, Director of Book Conservation, NEDCC
Location: Live webinar
 

This webinar will provide an overview of the history of the book with a focus on the evolution of Western binding styles and techniques. Materials and methods from antiquity to the present will be reviewed, providing important context for the cataloging, care, and handling of bound collections. Research tools and resources that provide further insight into historical binding structures will also be discussed.

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Feb 17, 2022
2:00pm – 4:00pm Eastern

Storing Audiovisual Collections

Live online webinar

Registration deadline: February 15, 2022
Maximum class size: 100
Instructor: Annie Matthys, Preservation Specialist, NEDCC
Location: Live webinar
 

This session provides attendees with an in-depth introduction to developing and implementing a storage plan for audiovisual media, including grooved media, motion picture film, magnetic tape, and optical discs. The instructor will cover fundamental activities needed to carry out a storage plan from start to finish, including inventorying materials, proper handling, selecting the right enclosures, and improving the storage environment. Attendees will receive guidance on how to track the condition of materials in storage, understand each format’s unique vulnerabilities, and how to implement cold storage. Prioritization for storage will also be covered to help participants make optimal use of their resources.

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Mar 1, 2022
12:30pm – 1:30pm Eastern

Celebrating with Collections! FREE webinar

Live online webinar

Registration deadline: February 27, 2022
Maximum class size: 298
Instructor: Annie Matthys, Preservation Specialist, NEDCC
Location: Live webinar
 

When your community is celebrating a major anniversary, the public and press will be interested in museum and archival collections related to that time period. Before you bring out your most precious items, though, you'll want to attend this introductory webinar to learn the basics about how to protect them during handling, scanning, and exhibition. The instructor will also explain how you can collaborate with other local organizations to save time and money as you engage the public in your community's history. It's never too early to begin planning!

 

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Mar 3, 2022
2:00pm – 4:00pm Eastern

Exhibiting Your Collections

Live online webinar

Registration deadline: March 1, 2022
Maximum class size: 100
Instructor: Stephanie Garafolo, Preservation Specialist, NEDCC
Location: Live webinar
 

Now including exhibition of 3-D objects and textiles! Cultural heritage organizations often look to their collections to create public exhibitions, but putting the spotlight on rare books and documents is inherently at odds with preservation. Exhibits, though, provide a powerful avenue for outreach and also present opportunities for collection advocacy. Preparing collections for safe exhibition ensures that these materials remain accessible into the future. This webinar will help you understand the risks of exhibition so that you can develop policies and guidelines to mitigate those risks. Selection for exhibition will be covered, along with space considerations, safe handling, and display methods.

Note: Sign up for Exhibit Cradles for Bound Volumes to explore designing and implementing display solutions for books

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Mar 10, 2022
2:00am – 3:30pm Eastern

Exhibit Cradles for Bound Volumes

Live online webinar

Registration deadline: March 8, 2022
Maximum class size: 100
Instructor: Bexx Caswell-Olson, Director of Book Conservation, NEDCC
Location: Live webinar
 
In the first half of this workshop we’ll review options for commercially available exhibit cradles and how to choose materials for use in constructing exhibit mounts. In the second half of the workshop, participants will learn how to make their own custom exhibit cradles using archival materials. A list of tools and materials will be provided. No experience is necessary.
 
Note: Sign up for Exhibiting your Collections to explore best practices for environmental conditions, light levels, security, and display for collections in general.

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Mar 22, 2022
2:00pm – 4:00pm Eastern

Assessing & Improving Collections Security

Live online webinar

Registration deadline: March 20, 2022
Maximum class size: 100
Instructor: Annie Matthys, Preservation Specialist, NEDCC
Location: Live webinar
 

Providing access to collections and mounting exhibits are great ways to expand the reach and impact of your collections, but also come with inherent security risks. This webinar will explore the nature of these security risks; provide guidance for assessing your building, reading room, and storage spaces; and cover basic policies that help protect your collection from theft and vandalism.

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Mar 24, 2022
2:00pm – 4:00pm Eastern

Digitizing Photographs

Facilitated course

Registration deadline: March 22, 2022
Maximum class size: 100
Instructor: David Joyall, Senior Photographer, NEDCC
Location: Live webinar
 
This webinar provides an in-depth overview of photograph digitization. Digitizing photographic collections can foster research, engage users, and help preserve the original objects, but a one-size-fits-all approach to reformatting will not provide the best results given the variety of photographic formats and processes that exist. This two-hour webinar will address prioritizing materials for reformatting based upon preservation needs, the benefits and drawbacks of various digitization methods, equipment options and workflows, and present considerations related to file formats and resolution to assist you in choosing an approach that is right for your project. While not exhaustive, the webinar will address glass- and film-based negatives and slides; daguerreotypes, ambroytpes, and tintypes; photographic prints ranging from carte-de-visites to panoramas; and photograph albums.
 
 

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Mar 31, 2022
2:00pm – 4:00pm Eastern

Writing a Collection Management Policy: Step-by-Step

Live online webinar

Registration deadline: March 29, 2022
Maximum class size: 100
Instructor: Sean Ferguson, Associate Preservation Specialist, NEDCC
Location: Live webinar
 
Does your organization need to write its first collection management policy or update one that's already been written? NEDCC's Preservation Services is here to help. This webinar will cover the essentail components of a collection management policy for libraries, archives, and other cultural heritage organizations. Participants will learn how to write a collection management policy that standardizes the acquisition, management, preservation, and provision of access to collections in their organization.

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On Demand Programs

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Broadcast
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Mar 25, 2021

Surveying, Selecting, & Testing Digital Preservation Software

Instructor: Sean Ferguson, Associate Preservation Specialist, NEDCC
Location: Webinar Recording
 
PLEASE NOTE: After purchase allow 24-48 hours to receive a login and password to access this webinar session. 
 
The proliferation of digital preservation tools can make it difficult to select the software--or combination of software--that meets your organization’s needs. This webinar provides participants with a process to identify and evaluate digital preservation software, addressing topics that include working with IT, open-source vs. proprietary, the sustainability of tools, and which elements of a digital preservation workflow a tool supports. Procedures for testing tools will also be covered, and tools with robust testing opportunities, such as Archivematica, will be demonstrated. Participants will conclude the webinar with a strong understanding of how to articulate their needs and identify software that builds their digital preservation capabilities.
 
 

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Mar 2, 2021

Validating Files for Digital Preservation

Instructor: Sean Ferguson, Associate Preservation Specialist, NEDCC
Location: Webinar Recording

 

PLEASE NOTE: After purchase allow 24-48 hours to receive a login and password to access this webinar session. 
 

This session will introduce participants to a critical part of any digitization project or digital preservation program: ensuring the digital files in your care are well-formed and valid. The instructor will define file validation and its benefits and discuss how and when an institution can implement validation into their digitization and digital preservation workflows. Participants will receive an overview of available file validation tools and watch a demo of the popular free validation tool JHOVE. Participants will receive a package of files and an activity sheet that they may choose to complete after the webinar to gain hands-on experience with validation.

Duration 1 hour

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Mar 24, 2020

Diving Deeper with Digital Preservation Tools Using the Command Line

Instructor: Sean Ferguson, MLIS
Location: Webinar Recording


PLEASE NOTE: After purchase allow 24-48 hours to receive a login and password to access this webinar session. 
 

Most digital preservation software uses free, smaller tools that run on the command line. This webinar introduces attendees to Windows command line tools, including ROBOCOPY, MD5DEEP, FIDO, EXIFTOOL, and BagIt. Participants will receive an introduction to the command line and a demonstration of these tools in a workflow that breaks down the steps most digital preservation software automates for you. Watch this webinar if you want to learn more about the command line, gain a deeper practical understanding of digital preservation activities, and make more informed decisions about the workflows you build. Watch Building an Easy Digital Preservation Workflow with Small Tools to learn how to use more free digital preservation tools and build your workflow.

Duration: 2 hours

 

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Aug 8, 2019

Caring for Scrapbooks

Instructor: Bexx Caswell-Olson, Director of Book Conservation, NEDCC
Location: Webinar Recording
 
PLEASE NOTE: After purchase allow 24-48 hours to receive a login and password to access this webinar session. 
  

Scrapbooks document personal moments alongside local and national history. The variety of records and materials inside--and the myriad methods of fastening them to the page--pose significant preservation challenges. Participants will learn about the structure of scrapbooks, the types of materials commonly found in them, methods of attachment, implications for preservation and conservation, and how to provide the best level of care for scrapbook collections. Low-cost, in-house preservation approaches are included.  

Duration: 1 hour

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Jan 17, 2019

Caring for Architectural Records

Instructor: Claire Grund, BA Historic Preservation
Location: Webinar Recording
 
PLEASE NOTE: After purchase allow 24-48 hours to receive a login and password to access this webinar session.  
 

Oversized items proliferate in historic collections, as well as in the records of municipal and business organizations. They are found rolled in boxes, loose in drawers, and folded in files. The size of these records pose challenges to handling and storage, and the materials and processes used in various modes of production complicate preservation. This webinar will present characteristics of oversized architectural records, address both ideal and practical solutions for storage, and prepare you for proper care and handling so that these materials in your collection remain usable for as long as possible.

Duration: 1 hour 

 

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Free Available any time!

NEDCC Preservation Training Videos

Visit NEDCC's YouTube Channel for Free Training Videos, Conservation Shorts, and more. You’ll find the playlist of free preservation training videos at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLSqxpHY476Jy1ffYgdE6JahUxhHvoK155.

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Registration fees and policies

Registration fees

Fees are for individual registrants.

One-hour webinars, live: $45 per person
One-hour webinars, "On Demand" recordings: $35 per person
Two-hour webinars, live: $95 per person
Two-hour webinars, "On Demand" recordings: $70 per person
Multi-session courses: pricing varies; student discount may be offered
In-person workshops: pricing varies

Discounts

NEDCC offers a student discount for our multi-session courses, Preservation 101, Fundamentals of Audiovisual Preservation, and Fundamentals of Photograph Preservation. We do not offer any other discounts (e.g. early bird, group, etc.).

Registration Policies

  • Early registration is strongly recommended due to limited capacity. See registration deadline listed for each class. 
  • No registrations will be accepted after the deadline date.
  • Your registration will be confirmed after your credit card is processed, so please do not consider yourself registered until you receive a confirmation from NEDCC.
  • Payment must be received before the start of class.
  • Cancellation: If you need to cancel your webinar or workshop registration, the registration fee will be refunded minus a $25 processing fee when cancellation is made at least 48 hours before the start of the program.
  • Questions about registration? Contact Kim O’Leary, koleary@nedcc.org, or 978-470-1010, ext. 226

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Payment Options

  • Credit Card: MasterCard, VISA, or American Express are accepted. Credit card transactions will be accepted and processed online only. This is the fastest way to secure a space in the class. 
  • Institution Check, Personal Check, or Money Order: Please complete the online registration form and mail a copy of your confirmation email and check or money order, made payable to “NEDCC” to: NEDCC, Attention: Kim O’Leary, 100 Brickstone Square, Andover, MA 01810-1494.
  • Purchase Order, Invoice, or Vendor Request: Please contact us well in advance . This process can take weeks or months to facilitate.
  • Wire Transfer: NEDCC can accept wire transfers for international registrations. Please contact Kim O'Leary at koleary@nedcc.org for instructions.
  • Phone or Fax: No fax or telephone registrations will be accepted.

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TECHNICAL INFORMATION

  • Scheduled webinars are presented live on Eastern Standard Time.
  • Instructions to access each webinar will be sent the day before the class.
  • Webinars are recorded and are available for participants to view for a period of three months following the live session.
  • To listen to the webinar session you will need earbuds, a headset, or speakers that connect to your computer. Be sure to test your audio connection in advance.
  • Before registering for a webinar session we recommend that you review and test your connection to Adobe Connect to ensure that you will be able to run the program successfully.
  • Need technical assistance? Contact Kim O’Leary, koleary@nedcc.org, or 978-470-1010, ext. 226

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Contact us

Questions about registration or need technical assistance? Contact Kim O’Leary, koleary@nedcc.org, or 978-470-1010, ext. 226

 


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