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Current Training Programs

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 [email protected] 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 organizations and state agencies provide scholarship funding for NEDCC's training programs. Contact them directly for details: Digital Preservation Outreach & Education Network (DPOE-N), 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.

 

Scheduled Programs

On Demand Programs

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SCHEDULED PROGRAMS 

Date and Time Program Name Registration Fee
for Each
Individual
Aug 9, 2022
12:30pm – 1:30pm Eastern

Preventing and Responding to Mold in Book and Paper Collections

Live online webinar

Registration deadline: August 7, 2022
Maximum class size: 300
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 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 (ARC) through the Academy of Certified Archivists.

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Aug 30, 2022
2:00pm – 4:00pm Eastern

Strategies for Acetate and Nitrate Negatives and Film

Live online webinar

Registration deadline: August 28, 2022
Maximum class size: 300
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.
 
Participants who are eligible Certified Archivists earn 1 Archival Recertification Credit (ARC) through the Academy of Certified Archivists.

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Sep 27, 2022
12:30pm – 1:30pm Eastern

Validating Digital Files for Preservation

Live online webinar

Registration deadline: September 25, 2022
Maximum class size: 300
Instructor: Alison Fulmer, Preservation Specialist, NEDCC
Location: Live webinar


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.

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Oct 4, 2022
2:00pm – 4:00pm Eastern

Caring for Photograph Collections

Live online webinar

Registration deadline: October 2, 2022
Maximum class size: 300
Instructor: Alison Fulmer, Preservation Specialist, NEDCC
Location: Live webinar

 

An in-depth introduction to the preservation of photographs, including their identification, deterioration, and care. Participants will learn how to recognize various photographic formats and study the preservation problems associated with each format type. The webinar will also discuss storage concerns and preservation priorities, including environmental guidelines and proper care and handling.

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Oct 6, 2022
12:30pm – 1:30pm Eastern

Writing Your Preservation Assistance Grant - FREE webinar

Live online webinar

Registration deadline: October 4, 2022
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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Oct 18, 2022
12:30pm – 1:30pm Eastern

Getting Started with Digitizing Photos and Documents

Live online webinar

Registration deadline: October 16, 2022
Maximum class size: 298
Instructor: Tyi Marx, MSLIS, Special Collections and Rare Books Librarian, Historical Medical Library, The College of Physicians of Philadelphia
Location: Live webinar
 
This session is for anyone interested in learning the basics of how to start digitizing their photograph and document collections. Get tips about project planning, setting up a workspace, preparing materials for digitization, scanning and photographing materials, and organizing and preserving the resulting digital files

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Nov 3, 2022
2:00pm – 4:00pm Eastern

Strategies for Born-Digital Collections

Live online webinar

Registration deadline: November 1, 2022
Maximum class size: 300
Instructor: Alison Fulmer, Preservation Specialist, NEDCC
Location: Live webinar
 
This webinar is for anyone interested in developing or refining their organization’s collecting and preservation practices for content originating in a digital form. Emails, websites, and files stored on computers and removable media all require unique approaches for their acquisition and care. The instructor will guide participants through software, hardware, and practices designed to meet the challenges of various types of born-digital content. Participants will gain an understanding of the technical requirements to care for born-digital collections and how to prioritize born-digital content for preservation. The instructor will share examples of workflows for born-digital content to help participants develop practical solutions for the collections in their own institutions.

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Nov 8, 2022
12:30pm – 1:30pm Eastern

Creating an Integrated Pest Management System

Live online webinar

Registration deadline: November 6, 2022
Maximum class size: 300
Instructor: Stephanie Garafolo, Associate Preservation Specialist, NEDCC
Location: Live webinar

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Nov 17, 2022
12:30pm – 1:30pm Eastern

Writing a Preservation Plan

Live online webinar

Registration deadline: November 15, 2022
Maximum class size: 300
Instructor: Eli Boyne, Preservation Specialist, NEDCC
Location: Live webinar
 
This webinar introduces participants to the key considerations of writing a preservation plan, an essential tool for coordinating preservation activities over time. Participants will learn about the steps of preservation planning, including assessment, prioritization, and the identification of resource needs.  Different types of assessment for preservation planning will also be discussed as well as how to communicate the value of preservation planning to all stakeholders involved. Participants will also leave having seen a sample preservation plan.

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Nov 29, 2022
2:00pm – 4:00pm Eastern

Metadata for Digital Preservation

Live online webinar

Registration deadline: November 27, 2022
Maximum class size: 300
Instructor: Alison Fulmer, 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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Dec 1, 2022
Day 1:
2:00pm – 4:00pm
Day 2:
2:00pm – 4:00pm Eastern

Managing an Environmental Monitoring Program (2 sessions)

Facilitated course

Registration deadline: November 29, 2022
Maximum class size: 298
Instructor: Tara Puyat, Preservation Specialist, NEDCC
Location: Live webinar
 
Part 1: 12/1/2022
Part 2: 12/8/2022
 
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.

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.

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Dec 6, 2022
2:00pm – 4:00pm Eastern

Storing Audiovisual Collections

Live online webinar

Registration deadline: December 11, 2022
Maximum class size: 300
Instructor: Alison Fulmer, 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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Dec 13, 2022
12:30pm – 1:30pm Eastern

Strategies for Oversized Collections

Live online webinar

Registration deadline: December 4, 2022
Maximum class size: 300
Instructor: Kathryn Boodle, Senior 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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Jan 10, 2023
12:30pm – 1:30pm Eastern

Care and Reformatting of Microfilm

Live online webinar

Registration deadline: January 8, 2023
Maximum class size: 300
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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Jan 12, 2023
12:30pm – 1:30pm Eastern

Creating Preservation-Quality Oral Histories

Live online webinar

Registration deadline: January 10, 2023
Maximum class size: 300
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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Jan 17, 2023
2:00pm – 4:00pm Eastern

Caring for Paper-Based Collections

Live online webinar

Registration deadline: January 15, 2023
Maximum class size: 300
Instructor: Eli Boyne, 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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Jan 23, 2023
2:00pm – 3:30pm Eastern

Fundamentals of Photograph Preservation (6 Sessions)

Facilitated course

Registration deadline: January 16, 2023
Maximum class size: 30
Instructor: Monique Fischer, Senior Photograph Conservator, NEDCC
Location: Live 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.

01/23/2023 Session 1: Introduction – Photograph Preservation Checklist

01/30/2023 Session 2: Paper, Glass and Plastic: Id and Care of Negatives

02/06/2023 Session 3: Finding a Balance: Caring for Cased Images

02/13/2023 Session 4: Black and White Photographic Processes: Salt to Silver Gelatin Print

02/27/2023 Session 5: Color and Contemporary Photography

03/06/2023 Session 6: Review of Course and Preservation Plans

Participants who are eligible Certified Archivists earn 10 Archival Recertification Credits (ARCs) through the Academy of Certified Archivists.

 

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$375
Student fee: $280
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Jan 26, 2023
2:00pm – 4:00pm Eastern

Caring for Object Collections

Live online webinar

Registration deadline: January 24, 2023
Maximum class size: 300
Instructor: Stephanie Garafolo, Associate Preservation Specialist, NEDCC
Location: Live webinar
 
An introduction to the basics of caring for object collections, this webinar will discuss common vulnerabilities of artworks and three-dimensional objects, as well as proper handling and storage conditions. Recommendations for specific material types will be provided, such as environmental standards for metals, ceramics, and textiles. The webinar will also explore preservation approaches that are appropriate for mixed-collections spaces.

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Feb 2, 2023
2:00pm – 4:00pm Eastern

Digital Forensics for Preservation: With Disk Imaging Demo

Live online webinar

Registration deadline: January 31, 2023
Maximum class size: 300
Instructor: Alison Fulmer, 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 16, 2023
12:30pm – 1:30pm Eastern

Handling Book and Paper-Based Collections: A Primer for Staff, Interns, & Volunteers

Live online webinar

Registration deadline: February 14, 2023
Maximum class size: 300
Instructor: Bexx Caswell-Olson, Director of Book Conservation, NEDCC
Location: Live webinar
 
As stewards of our historic resources and cultural heritage materials, we are responsible for the long-term preservation of our collections materials. But how to handle different types or materials can be confusing. Unsure about when to wear gloves? Need to know more about how to use book cradles and how to handle fragile materials? The best way to shelve bound volumes or store maps?
 
Using a relaxed and straightforward approach, Bexx Caswell-Olson will guide you through proper care and handling techniques for a wide variety of collections materials including documents, works of art on paper, maps, photographs, and bound volumes. This webinar is great for anyone new to handling rare/fragile materials and for anyone in need of a quick refresher.

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Mar 2, 2023
12:30pm – 1:30pm Eastern

Metadata for Audio Collections

Live online webinar

Registration deadline: February 28, 2023
Maximum class size: 300
Instructor: TBD
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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Mar 9, 2023
2:00pm – 4:00pm Eastern

10 Practical Steps for Getting Started with Digital Preservation

Live online webinar

Registration deadline: March 7, 2023
Maximum class size: 300
Instructor: Eli Boyne, 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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Mar 21, 2023
2:00pm – 3:30pm Eastern

Community-Driven Archives: Empowering Historically Marginalized Communities

Live online webinar

Registration deadline: March 19, 2023
Maximum class size: 298
Instructor: Jessica Salow, Curator, Black Collections, Community-Driven Archives Initiative, Arizona State University Library
Location: Live webinar
 

An archive is a time capsule and active space where past and present merge. It contains primary resources that preserve the history of several generations. An archivist appraises, arranges, describes, and preserves these important historical photographs, documents, and artifacts. In this class, individuals will learn how to be Community Archivists and preserve local history. Activities in this class include how to appraise archival material for historical value, how to arrange and organize archival material by subject, date, or size, how to create a finding aid for archival material, and how to analyze a photograph by identifying people, places, and dates.

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Mar 23, 2023
12:30pm – 1:30pm Eastern

FADGI Demystified

Live online webinar

Registration deadline: March 21, 2023
Maximum class size: 300
Instructor: Terrance D'Ambrosio, Director of Imaging Services
Location: Live webinar
 
Have you heard the word "fad-gee” used in reference to a digitization project but unsure what it meant? Or are you an old pro when it comes to digitization guidelines but interested in hearing more about their application and implementation? This new webinar will provide both an introduction to and a critical engagement with the Technical Guidelines for Digitizing Cultural Heritage Materials (2016), published by the Still Image Working Group - aka FADGI. The webinar will begin with a history of image quality standards and guidelines in the US and abroad. It will then proceed to consider the intentions behind standards-based digitization and the specific aspects of image quality of concern. Finally the intended application and practical implementation of FADGI will be discussed, considering both the advantages and disadvantages of strict adherence to standards-based workflows. Please note that while technical standards are the subject of discussion, the webinar is designed for audience members of varying backgrounds and skill levels.

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Mar 30, 2023
2:00pm – 4:00pm Eastern

Fundamentals of AV Preservation (6 sessions)

Facilitated course

Registration deadline: March 25, 2023
Maximum class size: 30
Instructor: Stephanie Garafolo, Associate Preservation Specialist, NEDCC
Location: Live webinar
 
The Instructor-led Fundamentals of Audiovisual Preservation course give participants the foundation needed to be effective collections stewards for audiovisual materials. Over 6 sessions, this course covers risks to audiovisual materials; care and handling; inventory and assessment; planning, preparing, and implementing reformatting projects; managing digital audiovisual collections; and disaster preparedness and response. Fundamentals of Audiovisual Preservation provides participants with information they need to create inventories of audiovisual holdings, to develop a reformatting timeline for priority materials, and to outline a Statement of Work. The six live webinars supplement the online course textbook, which is available for self-guided study.
 
Class Dates:
3/30/2023 Session 1: Introduction to AV Preservation Challenges
4/06/2023 Session 2: Care and Handling of Physical Carriers
4/13/2023 Session 3: Inventory and Assessment of Audiovisual Collections
4/27/2023 Session 4: Reformatting
5/04/2023 Session5: Managing Digital Audiovisual Collections
5/11/2023 Session 6: Disaster Preparedness and Response
 
Participants who are eligible Certified Archivists and who complete the final assignments earn 25 Archival Recertification Credits (ARCs) through the Academy of Certified Archivists.

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$375
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Apr 4, 2023
2:00pm – 3:30pm Eastern

Caring for Scrapbooks

Live online webinar

Registration deadline: April 3, 2023
Maximum class size: 300
Instructor: Alison Fulmer, Preservation Specialist, NEDCC
Location: Live webinar
 
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. NEDCC’s Director of Book Conservation, Bexx Caswell-Olson, will join attendees for a Q&A session following the presentation.

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Apr 11, 2023
12:30pm – 1:30pm Eastern

How to Host a Community Scanning Day - Free Webinar

Live online webinar

Registration deadline: April 9, 2023
Maximum class size: 298
Instructor: Eli Boyne, Preservation Specialist, NEDCC
Location: Live webinar
 
As members of the cultural heritage community, we want our collections and activities to reflect all people in our communities . Hosting a community scanning day is an interactive, participatory way to collect--and digitize--memories from our communities for the sake of documenting our own history.
 
However, a lot of planning goes into hosting one, with a set of logistics consider, as well as selecting equipment, determining access and delivery systems of scanned content, and ensuring the rights to view and disseminate information online. This webinar provides an overview of each of these tasks and will help you organize your next event.

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Apr 25, 2023
12:30pm – 1:30pm Eastern

Thinking Outside the Box When Boxing

Live online webinar

Registration deadline: April 23, 2023
Maximum class size: 300
Instructor: Bexx Caswell-Olson, Director of Book Conservation
Location: Live webinar
 
Custom enclosures can be time consuming and costly to outsource, and commercially available options may not meet the needs of more unusual artifacts. However, with a little bit of creativity and a few basic tools and supplies, commercially available boxes can often be modified to suit the needs of a variety of artifacts. This talk is geared towards library, archives, and museum professionals charged with collections care. We will discuss how to navigate archival supply catalogs to find the necessary tools and supplies to create customized enclosures on-site, give examples of some innovative boxing solutions, explain how to use easily accessible laser cutting technologies to create custom storage mounts, and provide an overview of available vendor solutions.

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May 2, 2023
12:30pm – 1:30pm Eastern

Writing Grants for Audio Preservation and Reformatting - Free Webinar

Live online webinar

Registration deadline: April 30, 2023
Maximum class size: 298
Instructor: Bryce Roe, Director of Audio Preservation Services, NEDCC
Location: Live webinar
 
Audio collections are at a high-risk of loss due to the relatively short lifespan of their carriers and dependence on obsolete media for playback, but reformatting is a challenging and technical process, which can require the involvement of vendors whose services might be difficult to afford without outside funding. This webinar will introduce participants to a variety of grants that fund audio preservation and reformatting activities and offer guidance on selecting a grant-worthy project for their institution. Director of Audio Preservation Bryce Roe will also walk participants through each major section of a grant with tips and advice for preparing a successful application.

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May 3, 2023
12:30pm – 1:30pm Eastern

Personal Digital Archiving - Free Webinar

Live online webinar

Registration deadline: May 1, 2023
Maximum class size: 298
Instructor: Stephanie Garafolo, Preservation Specialist, NEDCC
Location: Live webinar
 
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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May 23, 2023
2:00pm – 4:00pm Eastern

Digitization: Planning for Success

Live online webinar

Registration deadline: May 21, 2023
Maximum class size: 300
Instructor: Eli Boyne, 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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May 25, 2023
2:00pm – 4:00pm Eastern

Exhibiting Your Collections

Live online webinar

Registration deadline: May 23, 2023
Maximum class size: 300
Instructor: Alison Fulmer, 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.

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Jun 6, 2023
12:30pm – 1:30pm Eastern

Surface Cleaning Techniques for Paper-Based Materials: A "Hands-on Webinar"

Live online webinar

Registration deadline: May 24, 2023
Maximum class size: 75
Instructor: Bexx Caswell-Olson, Director of Book Conservation
Location: Live webinar

When registering be sure to provide the appropriate address for supply kit mailing. PLEASE NOTE: Supply kits can only be mailed within the Continental United States.
 
 
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.
 
 

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Jun 8–15, 2023
Day 1:
2:00pm – 4:00pm
Day 2:
2:00pm – 4:00pm Eastern

Writing a Disaster Plan (2 sessions)

Facilitated course

Registration deadline: June 6, 2023
Maximum class size: 50
Instructor: Tara Puyat, Preservation Specialist,NEDCC
Location: Live webinar
 
Part 1: June 8, 2023
Part 2: June 15, 2023
 
Having a disaster plan is an important part of collections stewardship. This two-part course empowers participants to complete the critical stages of becoming more prepared for the unexpected.
 
Part 1 of 2 guides participants through the prerequisite stage of writing a disaster plan: conducting a comprehensive risk assessment that identifies and evaluates potential threats based on an organization’s region, building, collections, and history.
 
Part 2 of 2 walks participants through the elements of writing a disaster plan, including forming a response team, creating salvage priorities, putting together a supplies kit, drafting salvage procedures, and making floor plans.
Participants will finish this two-part series with a method for risk assessment and a disaster plan template having all the knowledge necessary to move forward with the planning process.
 
At the end of the series, participants can share their organization’s disaster plan with the instructor for feedback and review.
 

Who should attend?

 
Anyone who wants to write a disaster plan for their organization or have NEDCC review their current disaster plan

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$200
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Jun 20, 2023
12:30pm – 1:30pm Eastern

Digital Preservation Storage 101

Live online webinar

Registration deadline: June 18, 2023
Maximum class size: 300
Instructor: Alison Fulmer, 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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On Demand Programs

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Free Available any time!

NEDCC Preservation Training Videos

Maximum class size: 500

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.nedcc.org/preservationvideos 

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Jun 22, 2021

Building an Easy Digital Preservation Workflow with Small Tools

Maximum class size: 100
Location: Webinar recording
 
PLEASE NOTE: After purchase allow 24-48 hours to receive a login and password to access this webinar session. 
 
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.
 
Duration: 2 hours

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May 25, 2021

Salvaging Damaged Books, Paper, and AV Collections

Maximum class size: 100
Instructor: Annie Matthys, 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. 
 
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.
 
Duration: 2 hours

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May 11, 2021

In Perpetuity: Tips for Municipal Clerks and Government Agencies

Maximum class size: 100
Instructor: Annie Matthys, NEDCC Preservation Specialist
Location: Webinar Recording
 
PLEASE NOTE: After purchase allow 24-48 hours to receive a login and password to access this webinar session. 

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.

 

Duration: 1.5 hours

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Mar 25, 2021

Surveying, Selecting, & Testing Digital Preservation Software

Maximum class size: 100
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.
 
 
Duration: 2 hours

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Mar 24, 2020

Diving Deeper with Digital Preservation Tools Using the Command Line

Maximum class size: 100
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

Maximum class size: 100
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

Maximum class size: 100
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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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 if cancellation is made at least 48 hours before the start of the program. A cancellation made less than 48 hours before an event will not be refunded.
  • Questions about registration? Contact Kim O’Leary, [email protected], 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 [email protected] 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 attending a webinar session, we recommend that you review and test your connection to ensure that you will be able to run the program successfully.

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Contact us

Questions about registration or need technical assistance? Contact Kim O’Leary, [email protected], or 978-470-1010, ext. 226

 


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