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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? Contact info@nedcc.org or 978-470-1010.

Webinars are recorded and are available for participants to view for a period of six months following the live session.

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Program Name Registration Fee
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Individual
Oct 12, 2017

AMIA Continuing Education: The Environmental Impact of Archives

Maximum class size: 50
Instructor: Linda Tadic, CEO, Digital Bedrock
Location: On Demand

What can institutions that house audiovisual collections do to mitigate their environmental impact while also preserving their collections according to professional best practices? This important question is one that preoccupies Linda Tadic, CEO of Digital Bedrock.  This webinar will explore the relationship between AV collections, digital storage, and the environment. In particular it will cover how things such as staff actions, technology choices, and environmental planning can enable archivists to care for their collections responsibly. Webinar attendees will leave with a working knowledge of and a vocabulary pertaining to the relationship between the responsible custody of collections and the larger environment in which we live. No previous knowledge of the subject is required. The webinar will be taught by Linda Tadic, CEO of Digital Bedrock and former AMIA President.

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

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Oct 24, 2017

AMIA Continuing Education: The Fundamentals of Copyright (Session 1)

Maximum class size: 50
Instructor: Hope O'Keeffe, Associate General Counsel, Library of Congress and Greg Cram, Associate Director of Copyright and Information Policy, New York Public Library
Location: On Demand

All too often researchers look to archivists and librarians for information regarding complex copyright law and fair use policies. This two-part webinar course aims to arm library and information professionals with a working knowledge of concepts relating to copyright and intellectual property, specifically as they relate to audiovisual collections, which present particular challenges. The webinar will begin at an introductory level—offering a basic discussion of copyright law, the public domain, and the implications for collections. The second webinar will be a “deep dive” into some of the broad concepts that are presented in Session 1. Issues such as creator and transfer rights and open access will be addressed. No previous knowledge of copyright law is required. Session 1 will be taught by Hope O’Keeffe, Associate General Counsel at the Library of Congress and Session 2 will be taught by Greg Cram, Associate Director of Copyright and Information Policy at the New York Public Library.

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

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Oct 26, 2017

AMIA Continuing Education: The Fundamentals of Copyright (Session 2)

Maximum class size: 50
Instructor: Greg Cram, Associate Director of Copyright and Information Policy, New York Public Library and Hope O'Keeffe, Associate General Counsel, Library of Congress
Location: On Demand

All too often researchers look to archivists and librarians for information regarding complex copyright law and fair use policies. This two-part webinar course aims to arm library and information professionals with a working knowledge of concepts relating to copyright and intellectual property, specifically as they relate to audiovisual collections, which present particular challenges. The webinar will begin at an introductory level—offering a basic discussion of copyright law, the public domain, and the implications for collections. The second webinar will be a “deep dive” into some of the broad concepts that are presented in Session 1. Issues such as creator and transfer rights and open access will be addressed. No previous knowledge of copyright law is required. Session 1 will be taught by Hope O’Keeffe, Associate General Counsel at the Library of Congress and Session 2 will be taught by Greg Cram, Associate Director of Copyright and Information Policy at the New York Public Library.

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

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Oct 17, 2017

AMIA Continuing Education: Processing of Oral Histories

Maximum class size: 50
Instructor: Mary Larson, Associate Dean for Special Collections, Oklahoma State University Library, and Sarah Milligan, Associate Professor and Head of the Oklahoma Oral History Research Program, Oklahoma State University
Location: On Demand

Oral histories, which are nearly ubiquitous in archival and cultural heritage collections, capture first-hand accounts of their subjects and are particularly valuable resources as they often record the histories and memories of underrepresented people and groups. However, oral history interviews may be maintained on a variety of media formats (both analog and digital), which can make them daunting to care for. This 90-minute webinar will offer guidance to those archivists charged with maintaining these important recordings and will present a workflow—from beginning to end—for how best to process, preserve, and make accessible oral history materials. The webinar will also introduce some important concepts that are particular to oral history collections, including conversations on ethical considerations, the use of outside vendors, and the role of transcription and index tagging. This is a beginner-level webinar and previous experience processing oral history and/or audiovisual collections is not required. The course will be taught by Mary Larson, Associate Dean for Special Collections at Oklahoma State University Library and former President of the Oral History Association and Sarah Milligan Associate Professor and Head of the Oklahoma Oral History Research Program at Oklahoma State University.

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$45
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Nov 2, 2017

AMIA Continuing Education: Storage of Audiovisual Collections

Maximum class size: 50
Instructor: Jean-Louis Bigourdan, Senior Research Scientist, Image Permanence Institute
Location: On Demand

Many audiovisual and moving image collections are at risk due to their material instability and the ever-growing issue of technological obsolescence. While reformatting is a valuable tool for both preservation and access, preserving the original objects nevertheless remains important.  Perhaps the most important action that archivists can take to guarantee the long-term preservation of audiovisual objects is to ensure that they are held in the proper storage conditions. This webinar provides an introduction and overview of best storage practices. It will identify appropriate packing and storage containers and include a detailed discussion of proper environmental standards. Formats covered during the webinar will include magnetic tape, motion picture film, and photographs. It is suitable for both new and experienced professionals and will be taught by Jean-Louis Bigourdan, Senior Research Scientist at the Image Permanence Institute.

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

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Apr 25, 2018

How to Host a Community Scanning Day

Instructor: Becky Geller, Preservation Specialist, NEDCC

PRESERVATION WEEK FREE WEBINAR

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

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Apr 24, 2018

Creative Fundraising for Preservation

Instructor: Claire Grund, Associate Conservator, NEDCC

PRESERVATION WEEK FREE WEBINAR

Looking for creative fundraising ideas for your book conservation project or other conservation / preservation initiative? Join us for tips on developing an Adopt-a-Book, or Adopt-an-Artifact program, using web content, crowdfunding, and social media. We’ll provide examples of successful initiatives and give you a check-list to follow, as well as resources to help with your fundraising efforts.

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

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May 8, 2018

Audio Update: Audio Preservation at NEDCC

Instructor: Bryce Roe, Manager of Audio Preservation Services, NEDCC and Karl Fleck, Audio Preservation Engineer

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

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SCHEDULED Programs 

Date and Time Program Name Registration Fee
for Each
Individual
Jun 28, 2018
9:00am – 4:00pm

SD-Preservation Management and Collections Care

In-person workshop

Registration deadline: June 22, 2018
Maximum class size: 20
Instructor: Frances Harrell, Senior Preservation Specialist, NEDCC Becky Geller, Preservation Specialist, NEDCC
Location: South Dakota State University Hilton M. Briggs Library Brookings, SD 57007

June 28 & 29, 2018

This two day workshop provides a basic introduction to the concepts and standards used to build an effective preservation program. The curriculum covers preservation policies, environmental and storage conditions, care and handling of collection materials, reformatting, emergency preparedness, and program assessment. The instructors will discuss realistic approaches to preservation at small and medium sized organizations, and small group work will encourage participants to discuss their own preservation goals together.

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$80
Copy of student ID required. Please email a copy to ko'leary@nedcc.org

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Jul 12, 2018
12:30pm – 1:30pm

Preservation of Grooved Audio Media

Brown bag webinar

Registration deadline: July 11, 2018
Maximum class size: 50
Instructor: Bryce Roe, Manager of Audio Preservation Services, NEDCC
Location: Live Webinar

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

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Jul 18, 2018
12:30pm – 1:30pm

Writing a Preservation Plan

Brown bag webinar

Registration deadline: July 17, 2018
Maximum class size: 95
Instructor: Sean Ferguson, 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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Free
Copy of student ID required. Please email a copy to ko'leary@nedcc.org

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Aug 7, 2018
12:30pm – 1:30pm

Concepts of AV Preservation

Brown bag webinar

Registration deadline: August 6, 2018
Maximum class size: 50
Instructor: Sean Ferguson, Preservation Specialist, NEDCC
Location: Live Webinar

With the proliferation of aging formats that are becoming increasingly difficult to playback and access, audiovisual media collections are among the most challenging for us to care for.  This webinar introduces participants to issues in audiovisual preservation, beginning with basic terminology and a broad discussion of developments in audiovisual preservation. This session will cover risks facing audiovisual materials and the major strategies being used in cultural heritage institutions to care for them over time.  Participants will walk away with a solid understanding of how to devise next steps for their AV collections and where to find more information. 

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

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Aug 8, 2018
2:00pm Eastern
(2 hrs)

Caring for Textile Collections

Live online webinar

Registration deadline: August 7, 2018
Maximum class size: 50
Location: Live Webinar

Historic collections of textiles require careful storage and handling to promote long-term preservation. Organic materials like wool and silk are especially sensitive to unstable environments and pest damage. This webinar will discuss basic concepts of caring for historic textiles, and methods of safe exhibition and storage.

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$95
Copy of student ID required. Please email a copy to ko'leary@nedcc.org

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Aug 9, 2018
2:00pm – 4:00pm

Preservation 101 (10 webinar sessions)

Facilitated course

Registration deadline: August 1, 2018
Maximum class size: 30
Instructor: Danielle Spalenka, Preservation Specialist, NEDCC
Location: 10 Live Webinars

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 is a hybrid course. A series of ten live webinars builds on self-paced study through assigned readings. Feedback will be provided by the instructor. The webinars are interactive, and are supported by NEDCC’s Preservation 101 Education Classroom. Participants will have access to webinar recordings, readings, and additional resources, and can communicate with the instructor and fellow participants.

08/09/2018  Introduction to Preservation
08/16/2018  The Building and the Environment
08/23/2018  Caring for Collections
08/30/2018  Caring for Paper Collections
09/06/2018  Caring for Photographs
09/13/2018  Media Collections
09/20/2018  Reformatting, Digitization, and Digital Preservation
09/27/2018  Emergency Preparedness
10/04/2018  Building a Preservation Program
10/11/2018   Final Assignment Due! Final Review and Discussion

 Meeting times are 2pm-4pm ET

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$650
Student fee: $500
Copy of student ID required. Please email a copy to ko'leary@nedcc.org

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Aug 21, 2018
2:00pm Eastern
(2 hrs)

Caring for Scrapbooks

Live online webinar

Registration deadline: August 20, 2018
Maximum class size: 50
Instructor: Frances Harrell, Senior Preservation Specialist, NEDCC
Location: Live Webinar

Scrapbooks are unique artifacts that often represent personal moments alongside local and national history. The variety of records and materials included along with the myriad methods of fastening items into a scrapbook pose significant preservation challenges. This webinar will cover the issues to consider in providing the best level of care for scrapbook collections, and will introduce the structure of scrapbooks, types of materials commonly found in them, methods of attachment, and the implications for preservation and conservation. Low-cost, in-house preservation approaches are discussed.

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$95
Copy of student ID required. Please email a copy to ko'leary@nedcc.org

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Aug 28, 2018
2:00pm Eastern
(2 hrs)

Assessing Digital Preservation Readiness

Live online webinar

Registration deadline: August 27, 2018
Maximum class size: 50
Instructor: Danielle Spalenka, Preservation Specialist, NEDCC
Location: Live Webinar

Are you preserving your digital collections and ensuring that they will survive for future generations to access? Your organization may have recordings of oral histories, digital or digitized photographs and documents, reformatted video files, and other materials in digital form. You can determine your next steps toward preserving these materials by learning about ways to assess your digital preservation readiness. In this session you will gain an understanding of the challenges of digital preservation and the ways that assessment can make those challenges more manageable. Participants will be introduced to newly-released, free resources for assessing digital preservation of your collections.

 

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$95
Copy of student ID required. Please email a copy to ko'leary@nedcc.org

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Sep 18, 2018
2:00pm Eastern
(2 hrs)

Caring for Paper-Based Collections

Live online webinar

Registration deadline: September 17, 2018
Maximum class size: 50
Instructor: Danielle Spaklenka, 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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$95
Copy of student ID required. Please email a copy to ko'leary@nedcc.org

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Sep 24, 2018
9:00am – 4:00pm

KY-Preservation Management & Collections Care Workshop

In-person workshop

Registration deadline: September 14, 2018
Maximum class size: 20
Instructor: Danielle Spalenka, Preservation Specialist, NEDCC
Location: John James Audobon Museum and Nature Center 3100 US Highway 41 N Henderson, KY 42419


September 24 & 25, 2018

This two day workshop provides a basic introduction to the concepts and standards used to build an effective preservation program. The curriculum covers preservation policies, environmental and storage conditions, care and handling of collection materials, reformatting, emergency preparedness, and program assessment. The instructors will discuss realistic approaches to preservation at small and medium sized organizations, and small group work will encourage participants to discuss their own preservation goals together.

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$80
Copy of student ID required. Please email a copy to ko'leary@nedcc.org

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Sep 25, 2018
2:00pm Eastern
(2 hrs)

Caring for Digital Media

Live online webinar

Registration deadline: September 24, 2018
Maximum class size: 50
Instructor: Sean Ferguson, Preservation Specialist, NEDCC
Location: Live Webinar

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$95
Copy of student ID required. Please email a copy to ko'leary@nedcc.org

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Oct 2, 2018
2:00pm Eastern
(2 hrs)

What could go wrong? Risk assessment for libraries, archives and museums

Live online webinar

Registration deadline: October 1, 2018
Maximum class size: 50
Instructor: Frances Harrell, Senior Preservation Specialist, NEDCC
Location: Live Webinar

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$95
Copy of student ID required. Please email a copy to ko'leary@nedcc.org

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Oct 30, 2018
2:00pm Eastern
(2 hrs)

Caring for Photographic Collections

Live online webinar

Registration deadline: October 29, 2018
Maximum class size: 50
Instructor: Amanda Maloney, Associate Photograph and Paper Conservator, NEDCC
Location: Live webinar

From daguerreotype portraits to poster-sized panoramas, photographs are an integral part of many archival collections.  This webinar provides an introduction to the preservation of photographs, focusing on photographic prints and including a discussion of identification, deterioration, and conservation treatment.

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$95
Copy of student ID required. Please email a copy to ko'leary@nedcc.org

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Nov 1, 2018
12:30pm – 1:30pm

Concepts in Digital Preservation

Brown bag webinar

Registration deadline: October 31, 2018
Maximum class size: 50
Instructor: Sean Ferguson, Preservation Specialist, NEDCC
Location: Live Webinar

This webinar introduces issues in digital preservation, beginning with basic terminology and a broad discussion of digital collections. This session will cover risks facing digital objects and the major strategies being used in cultural heritage institutions to care for them over time.

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

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Nov 7, 2018
12:30pm – 1:30pm

Digitizing Scrapbooks

Brown bag webinar

Registration deadline: November 6, 2018
Maximum class size: 50
Instructor: David Joyall, Senior Photographer, NEDCC
Location: Live Webinar

This session provides an overview of digitizing scrapbooks, photo albums, and other unique bound items. Selecting, preparing, and imaging scrapbooks requires careful planning and the right equipment. Scrapbooks often include fragile binding, adhesives, and folded or tucked-in elements that require careful handling during the digitization process. This one-hour webinar addresses the benefits and drawbacks of various digitization methods, as well considerations related to file formats and resolution, in order to help you decide on an approach that is right for your project.

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

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Nov 9, 2018

Digital Preservation & Assessment Symposium

In-person workshop

Registration deadline: November 1, 2018
Maximum class size: 50
Location: The Nonprofit Center Boston, MA

Join us for a thought-provoking, one-day meeting grounded in the National Digital Stewardship Agenda. To ensure opportunities for discussion groups and interaction, attendance will be limited to 50 people. Coverage will include:

  • the elements of the National Digital Stewardship Agenda
  • how the Digital Assessment Training (DAT) program supports the goals of the agenda
  • how the DAT program can be sustained over time and grow to address needs as they develop
  • presentations from individuals and organizations that are working towards supporting the Agenda

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$50
Copy of student ID required. Please email a copy to ko'leary@nedcc.org

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Nov 15, 2018
2:00pm Eastern
(2 hrs)

ID & Care of Photographic Negatives

Live online webinar

Registration deadline: November 14, 2018
Maximum class size: 50
Instructor: Monique Fischer, Senior Photograph Conservator, NEDCC
Location: Live webinar

This webinar offers an in-depth introduction to the preservation of negatives, including their identification, deterioration, and care. Participants will learn how to recognize various 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. Participants are encouraged to submit negatives for examination and discussion.

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$95
Copy of student ID required. Please email a copy to ko'leary@nedcc.org

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Nov 27, 2018
12:30pm – 1:30pm

Introduction to Digitization Standards

Brown bag webinar

Registration deadline: November 26, 2018
Maximum class size: 50
Instructor: Frances Harrell, Senior Preservation Specialist, NEDCC
Location: Live Webinar

The first step to creating digital collections that are built to last is choosing appropriate methods and preferred outcomes for transfer, file formats, metadata, and more. Understanding community standards for these processing ensures digital collections are useful and preservable and supports simple,effective communication with vendors. This session will cover digitization standards for still images, recorded sound, and moving image collections.

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$45
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Dec 4, 2018
2:00pm Eastern
(2 hrs)

Coping with Pests and Mold

Live online webinar

Registration deadline: December 3, 2018
Maximum class size: 50
Instructor: Sean Ferguson, Preservation Specialist, NEDCC
Location: Live Webinar

Pests and mold are common culprits for damage and loss in cultural heritage collections. While preventing infestation is central to good preservation practice, there may come a time when you discover pests or mold (or both) in your collections. This webinar covers strategies for preventing and mitigating issues in your library, archives and museum collections, as well as larger institutional policies and procedures that can be implemented to reduce the chance of infestation.

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$95
Copy of student ID required. Please email a copy to ko'leary@nedcc.org

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Dec 11, 2018
12:30pm – 1:30pm

Digital Preservation Tools

Brown bag webinar

Registration deadline: December 10, 2018
Maximum class size: 50
Instructor: Danielle Spalenka, Preservation Specialist, NEDCC
Location: Live Webinar

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

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Dec 13, 2018
12:30pm – 1:30pm

Moving to the Next Step with Digital Preservation: The Digital Collection

Brown bag webinar

Registration deadline: December 12, 2018
Maximum class size: 95
Instructor: Danielle Spalenka, NEDCC Preservation Specialist
Location: Live webinar

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Free
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Technical Information

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  • 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 six months following the live session.
  • To listen to the webinar session you will need earplugs, 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

Registration fees and policies

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Registration fees

Fees are for individual registrants.

One-hour and Brown Bag webinars: $45 per person
"On Demand" webinar recordings: $45 per person
Two-hour webinars: $95 per person
Multi-session courses: varies; student discount available
In-person workshops: varies

Discounts

NEDCC offers a student discount for our multi-session courses, Preservation 101 and Fundamentals of Audiovisual 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.
  • Registration will close at noon Eastern Standard Time on the deadline date, or earlier if the class becomes fully enrolled.
  • 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

Payment Options

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  • 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.

Contact us

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

 


NEDCC is grateful for support from the National Endowment for the Humanities for its training programs, outreach activities, and web resources.

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