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

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

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

 

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SCHEDULED PROGRAMS 

Date and Time Program Name Registration Fee
for Each
Individual
Oct 6, 2020
9:00am – 1:00pm Pacific

Southern California Online Workshop -- Better Together: How to Conduct a General Preservation Assessment with a Peer Institution

Live online webinar

Registration deadline: October 5, 2020
Maximum class size: 50
Instructor: NEDCC Staff

 

Evaluating your organization’s preservation practices—addressing weaknesses and building on existing strengths—is an essential part of moving any preservation program forward. This online workshop teaches representatives of cultural and historic resources organizations how to conduct a general preservation assessment with a peer institution. Participants will be introduced to a peer-to-peer model for preservation assessment, learn the skills needed to be an effective assessor of preservation practices, and gain experience through practical activities conducted as part of the workshop. Attendees will also receive a peer assessment handbook, a bibliography of preservation resources, and a template for sharing the findings of your assessments.

If you’re ready to work with your peers to find actionable solutions to difficult preservation challenges by conducting an assessment, this online workshop is for you. Participants will leave this workshop with an understanding of the following:

  • The core components of a general preservation peer-assessment
  • The tools an assessor can use to document and share their findings and recommendations
  • Where to find additional preservation resources
  • How to structure and schedule a visit for a peer assessment
  • How to create actionable recommendations for your peer

For complete details, visit: nedcc.org/ca-pa

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

Who should attend?

For organizations in southern California

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

REGISTRATION IS
CLOSED FOR THIS
WEBINAR.

Oct 9, 2020
10:00am – 12:00pm Pacific

San Mateo County - California Emergency Preparedness Online Course

Facilitated course

Registration deadline: September 30, 2020
Maximum class size: 100
Instructor: NEDCC Staff

Please note that this course has started but you will have access to recordings of sessions you may have missed. 

For Full Details

Orientation Meeting 

Wed, 08/19/2020,10:00am-12:00pm PST 

Webinar #1: Wed, 09/02/2020, 10AM-12PM PST 

Webinar #2: Wed, 09/16/2020, 10AM-12PM PST

Webinar #3: Wed, 09/23/2020, 10AM-12PM PST

Collection Salvage
Fri, 10/09/2020, 9AM-2PM PST 

Disaster Plan Stress Test
Fri, 11/13/2020, 9AM-2PM PST

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

 

Close Info

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

REGISTRATION IS
CLOSED FOR THIS
COURSE.

Oct 14, 2020
10:00am – 12:00pm Pacific

Sonoma County - California Emergency Preparedness Online Course

Facilitated course

Registration deadline: September 30, 2020
Maximum class size: 100
Instructor: NEDCC Staff

Please note that this course has started but you will have access to recordings of sessions you may have missed. 

For Full Details 

Orientation Meeting 
Fri, 08/21/2020,10:00am-12:00pm PST 

Webinar #1: Wed, 09/02/2020, 10AM-12PM PST 

Webinar #2: Wed, 09/16/2020, 10AM-12PM PST

Webinar #3: Wed, 09/23/2020, 10AM-12PM PST 

Collection Salvage
Wed, 10/14/2020, 9AM-2PM PST

Disaster Plan Stress Test
Wed, 11/18/2020, 9AM-2PM PST

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

Close Info

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

REGISTRATION IS
CLOSED FOR THIS
COURSE.

Oct 27, 2020
12:30pm – 1:30pm Eastern

Understanding the Conservation of Parchment Documents

Live online webinar

Registration deadline: October 26, 2020
Maximum class size: 50
Instructor: Kathryn Boodle, Associate Conservator, NEDCC


Parchment documents can be among the oldest and most challenging items to care for in our collections. This webinar provides participants with the knowledge needed to identify parchment documents, understand their history and construction, and make decisions for housing and possible conservation of their parchment collections. The presenter will use case studies from NEDCC’s own conservation projects to illustrate needs and solutions that may be relevant to participants’ own collections.

Note: Sign up for Caring for Vellum-Bound Books to explore solutions for parchment-bindings in your collections.
 
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

REGISTER

Oct 28, 2020
10:00am – 12:00pm Pacific

San Bernardino County - California Emergency Preparedness Online Course

Facilitated course

Registration deadline: September 30, 2020
Maximum class size: 100
Instructor: NEDCC Staff

Please note that this course has started but you will have access to recordings of sessions you may have missed.  

For Full Details 

Orientation Meeting 
Wed, 08/26/2020, 10:00am - 12:00pm PST 

Webinar #1: Wed, 09/02/2020, 10AM-12PM PST 

Webinar #2: Wed, 09/16/2020, 10AM-12PM PST

Webinar #3: Wed, 09/23/2020, 10AM-12PM PST 

Collection Salvage
Wed, 10/28/2020, 9AM-2PM PST 

Disaster Plan Stress Test
Fri, 12/04/2020, 9AM-2PM PST

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

 

Close Info

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

REGISTRATION IS
CLOSED FOR THIS
COURSE.

Oct 30, 2020
10:00am – 12:00pm Pacific

Ventura County - California Emergency Preparedness Online Course

Facilitated course

Registration deadline: September 30, 2020
Maximum class size: 100
Instructor: NEDCC Staff

Please note that this course has started but you will have access to recordings of sessions you may have missed. 

For Full Details 

Orientation Meeting 
Fri, 08/28/2020, 10:00am - 12:00pm PST 

Webinar #1: Wed, 09/02/2020, 10AM-12PM PST 

Webinar #2: Wed, 09/16/2020, 10AM-12PM PST

Webinar #3: Wed, 09/23/2020, 10AM-12PM PST 

Collection Salvage
Fri, 10/30/2020, 9AM-2PM PST 

Disaster Plan Stress Test
Fri, 12/09/2020, 9AM-2PM PST

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

 

Close Info

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

REGISTRATION IS
CLOSED FOR THIS
COURSE.

Nov 3, 2020
12:30pm – 1:30pm Eastern

Caring for Vellum-bound Books

Live online webinar

Registration deadline: November 2, 2020
Maximum class size: 50
Instructor: Terra Huber, Assistant Book Conservator, NEDCC
 
Vellum bindings are books bound in parchment covers, which creates unique vulnerabilities that collections managers need to consider when improving the preservation outlook of these specific materials. The instructor will walk participants through key terms, the mechanical structure of vellum bindings, common condition issues of vellum-bound books, and storage solutions for these materials. Participants will learn when it is appropriate to apply preventive care solutions in-house and when a collections manager should instead seek a conservator for treatment.
 
Note: Sign up for Understanding the Conservation of Parchment Documents to explore solutions for parchment documents in your collections.
 
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

REGISTER

Nov 6, 2020
10:00am – 3:00pm Central

Oklahoma Online Workshop - Preservation Management: Caring for Paper-based and Photographic Collections for Smaller Institutions

Live online webinar

Registration deadline: November 4, 2020
Maximum class size: 40
Instructor: Sean Ferguson, Preservation Specialist, NEDCC

 

Workshop sponsored in part by Oklahoma Department of Libraries, Oklahoma Museums Association, and the Oklahoma Historical Records Advisory Board, with funding support from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

This workshop will introduce participants to key concepts in managing the preservation of paper-based and photographic materials in their collections. In the morning, participants will learn an approach to planning for the improvement of their preservation programs over time and receive training on how to monitor and improve the preservation environment of their spaces.  In the afternoon, participants will learn how to identify and store a variety of formats, reinforcing these skills through an activity.

 

Who should attend?

Oklahoma organization staff, students, and volunteers interested in learning how to manage a preservation program for paper-based and photographic collections in smaller institutions

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

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Nov 17, 2020
2:00pm – 4:00pm Eastern

Strategies for Born-Digital Collections

Live online webinar

Registration deadline: November 16, 2020
Maximum class size: 50
Instructor: Sean Ferguson, Preservation Specialist, NEDCC
 
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.
 
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

REGISTER

Nov 20, 2020
12:30pm – 1:30pm Eastern

Writing Your Preservation Assistance Grant - FREE Webinar

Live online webinar

Registration deadline: November 19, 2020
Maximum class size: 297
Instructor: Ann Marie Willer, Director of Preservation Services, NEDCC

 

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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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

Jul 23, 2020

Disaster Planning for Extended Closures

Maximum class size: 50
Instructor: Sean Ferguson, Preservation Specialist, NEDCC


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

Closing a cultural heritage facility may be part of an institution’s seasonal schedule or caused by a disaster or stay-at-home order. Regardless of the cause, extended closures have serious implications for the preservation of an organization’s collections. This webinar introduces participants to collections concerns that arise when a building is not accessed regularly and recommends practical solutions for adapting an organization’s disaster plan and implementing practical mitigation and monitoring strategies in-house. A portion of the webinar will be reserved for attendees to ask questions and share their own experiences with extended closure, and participants are encouraged to contact the instructor with specific questions following the conclusion of the webinar.

 
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

Maximum class size: 50
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

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Jan 28, 2020

Building an Easy Digital Preservation Workflow with Small Tools

Maximum class size: 50
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. 

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 Bagger. 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. Watch Diving Deeper with Digital Preservation Tools using the Command Line to learn how to use more free digital preservation tools and gain a deeper insight into digital preservation workflows.

Duration: 2 hours

 

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

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Sep 17, 2019

Caring for Oversized Collections

Maximum class size: 50
Instructor: Kathryn Boodle, MA, AIC-PA
Location: Webinar Recording

  

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

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.

NEDCC also offers an in-person, hands-on workshop on caring for oversized collections that goes into greater detail than this one-hour webinar. If you are interested in receiving a cost proposal, please contact us at info@nedcc.org.

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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Aug 8, 2019

Caring for Scrapbooks

Maximum class size: 50
Instructor: Bexx Caswell-Olson, MLS, AIC-PA
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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Jul 25, 2019

Caring for Photographic Collections

Maximum class size: 50
Instructor: Amanda Maloney, MA, AIC-PA
Location: Webinar Recording
 
PLEASE NOTE: After purchase allow 24-48 hours to receive a login and password to access this webinar session.  
 
Amanda Maloney will offer 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.
 
Duration: 2 hours

 

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

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Feb 14, 2019

Caring for Framed Collections

Maximum class size: 50
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. 

Historic collections often have many framed items not currently on display, including paintings, art on paper, and photographic prints, and even three dimensional objects and ephemera. These objects can be difficult to store safely, and prioritizing them for re-framing or other treatment can be difficult. This session will discuss common problems with framed objects, guidance for reframing, and safe, effective storage options for items in frames and unframed oversized items.

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

Maximum class size: 50
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

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Sep 25, 2018

Caring for Digital Media

Maximum class size: 50
Instructor: Becky Geller, MLS, CA
Location: Webinar Recording
 
PLEASE NOTE: After purchase allow 24-48 hours to receive a login and password to access this webinar session.   
 

Originally developed by Tim Walsh at Concordia University, this webinar covers the identification of various removable media and organizing workflows for capturing and ingesting the data contained on these media at collecting institutions. For the capture of data, we will touch on disk imaging and digital forensics, and go over some of the programs that are being used to extract, package, and manage data for collections. We conclude with considerations for choosing whether to complete projects in-house or with a vendor.

Duration: 2 hours

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

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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: Webinar Recording

 

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

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.

Duration: 90 minutes

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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: Webinar Recording

 

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

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.

Duration: 90 minutes

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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: Webinar Recording

 

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

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.

Duration: 90 minutes

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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: Webinar Recording

 

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

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.

Duration: 90 minutes

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$45
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Oct 12, 2017

AMIA Continuing Education: The Environmental Impact of Archives

Maximum class size: 50
Instructor: Linda Tadic, CEO, Digital Bedrock
Location: Webinar Recording

 

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

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.

Duration: 90 minutes

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$45
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Free Available any time!

Apr 30, 2020

No Budget Preservation Tips

Instructor: Becky Geller, MLS, CA
Location: Webinar Recording
 

Preservation is an underlying responsibility of any collections caretaker, whether you are an archivist, a public librarian, a family collector, or anyone in between. Preservation has a lot to do with knowing your collections and prioritizing the materials that need the most help to survive. This webinar will discuss preservation activitiesthat require no additional funding or supplies, including collection management, assessment ofstorage environment, care and handling practices, and emergency preparedness.


Duration: 1 hr.

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

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Apr 28, 2020

Writing Grants for Audio Preservation and Reformatting

Instructor: Bryce Roe, MLIS
Location: Webinar Recording

 

Duration: 1 hr.

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

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Dec 12, 2019

Writing Your Preservation Assistance Grant

Instructor: Stephanie Garafolo, MA
Location: Webinar Recording

 

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 January 15, 2020 deadline! This webinar focuses on eligibility requirements, the application review process, scoping the project and preparing the grant narrative, and getting requisite information from consultants. Time will be included for Q&A.

Duration: 1 hour

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

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Apr 25, 2019

Long-Term Preservation for Early Record Books

Instructor: Bexx Caswell-Olson, MLS, AIC-PA
Location: Webinar Recording

 

Early record books contain important historical information that must be preserved for current and future generations. Proper care and maintenance of these records is required to ensure long term access to this information.  This webinar will discuss how to identify different types of early records that you may have in your collection and special considerations for their storage and handling, provide an overview of available preservation strategies, and outline how to find and work with a qualified vendor.


Duration: 1 hour

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

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Dec 13, 2018

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

Instructor: Frances Harrell, MLS
Location: Webinar Recording


Caring for digital collections can be a complex undertaking which involves many decisions about policies and responsible stewardship. A digital preservation assessment can help document the decision making process and the rationales behind our policies and activities. In this free webinar, you will learn about the framework for a digital preservation assessment and how it can help sustain our digital collections care. The information in this session will also cover resources and grants available to perform this activity, and will be useful for cultural heritage institutions of all sizes that are looking for resources for caring for digital collections. This program is one of the products of the Digital Preservation Assessment Training grant, funded by National Endowment for the Humanities.

Duration: 17 minutes

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

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Jul 18, 2018

Writing a Preservation Plan

Instructor: Sean Ferguson, MLIS
Location: Webinar Recording

 

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. 

Duration: 1 hour

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Free
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, MLS, CA
Location: Webinar Recording

PRESERVATION WEEK FREE 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.

Duration: 1 hour

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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, BA Historic Preservation
Location: Webinar Recording

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.

Duration: 45 Minutes

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

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Apr 3, 2018

Personal Digital Archiving

Instructor: Sean Ferguson, MLIS
Location: Webinar Recording

 

The Personal Digital Archiving 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 answer basic questions about preserving emails, photos, videos, and text messages. (Individuals interested in preserving their digital materials are welcome!)

Duration: 1 hour

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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 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

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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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