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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.

 

Scheduled Programs
Registration Fees and Policies 
On Demand Programs
Payment Options
  Technical Information

SCHEDULED PROGRAMS 

Date and Time Program Name Registration Fee
for Each
Individual
Apr 1, 2021
2:00pm – 4:00pm Eastern

Digital Preservation Planning

Live online webinar

Registration deadline: March 30, 2021
Maximum class size: 50
Instructor: Stephanie Garafolo, Preservation Specialist, NEDCC
 

Participants who attend this webinar will learn about the stages of building and sustaining a digital preservation program in order to make optimal use of their available resources. The instructor will introduce a variety of assessment methods that will help an organization launch their planning process and will introduce policies and procedures that form the foundation of a mature digital preservation program. In addition to assessment and policy-making, participants will conclude the webinar knowing how to identify and work with stakeholders and to engage with communities of practice that support skill- and resource-sharing.

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

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

REGISTRATION IS
CLOSED FOR THIS
WEBINAR.

Apr 8–15, 2021
Day 1:
2:00pm – 4:00pm
Day 2:
2:00pm – 4:00pm Eastern

Writing a Disaster Plan (2 webinars)

Facilitated course

Registration deadline: April 6, 2021
Maximum class size: 50
Instructor: Stephanie Garafolo, Preservation Specialist, NEDCC


Part 1: April 8 2021
Part 2: April 15, 2021

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

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.

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

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$200
Copy of student ID required. Please email a copy to ko'leary@nedcc.org

REGISTRATION IS
CLOSED FOR THIS
COURSE.

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

REGISTRATION IS
CLOSED FOR THIS
WEBINAR.

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

REGISTER

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

REGISTER

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

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

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

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On Demand Programs

Original
Broadcast
Date
Program Name Registration Fee
for Each
Individual

Paid

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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$70
Copy of student ID required. Please email a copy to ko'leary@nedcc.org

PURCHASE

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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$35
Copy of student ID required. Please email a copy to ko'leary@nedcc.org

PURCHASE

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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$70
Copy of student ID required. Please email a copy to ko'leary@nedcc.org

PURCHASE

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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$35
Copy of student ID required. Please email a copy to ko'leary@nedcc.org

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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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$35
Copy of student ID required. Please email a copy to ko'leary@nedcc.org

PURCHASE

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

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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

 


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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