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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 three months following the live session.

Scheduled Programs
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SCHEDULED PROGRAMS 

Date and Time Program Name Registration Fee
for Each
Individual
Jan 15, 2019
12:30pm – 1:30pm Eastern

Strategies for Nitrate Negatives and Film

Live online webinar

Registration deadline: January 14, 2019
Maximum class size: 50
Instructor: Terrance D'Ambrosio, Director of Imaging Services, NEDCC
Location: Live Webinar

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

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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.

Jan 17, 2019
12:30pm – 1:30pm Eastern

Caring for Architectural Records

Live online webinar

Registration deadline: January 16, 2019
Maximum class size: 50
Instructor: Claire Grund, Associate Conservator, NEDCC
Location: Live Webinar

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.

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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.

Jan 29, 2019
2:00pm – 4:00pm Eastern

Digital Preservation: Concepts and Standards

Live online webinar

Registration deadline: January 28, 2019
Maximum class size: 50
Instructor: Sean Ferguson, Preservation Specialist, NEDCC
Location: Live Webinar

 

This webinar provides an overview of digital preservation concepts and standards that guide digital preservation practices at cultural heritage organizations. Participants will learn how to identify common threats to digital collections and the appropriate strategies to address them.  Standards that inform digital preservation policies, procedures, metadata, and storage infrastructure will also be discussed, and participants will complete the webinar having received a list of resources that help them apply the standards and concepts to their own digital preservation programs. 

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

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Jan 29, 2019
9:00am – 4:00pm Eastern

AL-Preservation Management and Collections Care Workshop

In-person workshop

Registration deadline: January 22, 2019
Maximum class size: 20
Instructor: Frances Harrell, Senior Preservation Specialist, NEDCC
Location: Alabama Department of Archives and History Montgomery, AL
January 29-30, 2019
 

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.

NEDCC is offering a limited number of scholarships to reimburse workshop participants for the $80 registration fee as well as travel expenses up to $100. Applicants must commit to attending both days of the workshop. You do not need to have already registered for the workshop in order to apply for a scholarship; you can register for the workshop after the scholarships are awarded so that you are fully informed of your personal cost. To be considered for a scholarship, fill out this online form: https://goo.gl/forms/XOrU20XqIzT9rq9i1.

 

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

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Feb 7, 2019
12:30pm – 1:30pm Eastern

Introduction to Born-Digital Collections

Live online webinar

Registration deadline: February 6, 2019
Maximum class size: 50
Instructor: Katherine Fisher, Digital Preservation & Social Change Collection Archivist, Special Collections & Archives, Georgia State University Library
Location: Live Webinar

Cultural heritage institutions are increasingly required to care for born-digital materials, but it can be difficult to know where to start when acquiring born-digital content or dealing with a born-digital backlog. This webinar will review the wide range of born-digital content and formats you may encounter in your collections, outline some of the many logistical and technical challenges involved in caring for these materials, and discuss initial steps and key strategies for preserving them.

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

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Feb 14, 2019
12:30pm – 1:30pm Eastern

Caring for Framed Collections

Live online webinar

Registration deadline: February 13, 2019
Maximum class size: 50
Instructor: Sean Ferguson, Preservation Specialist, NEDCC
Location: Live Webinar

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.

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

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Feb 15, 2019
9:30am – 3:30pm Eastern

Digital Preservation Peer Assessment Workshop - Mexico City

In-person workshop

Registration deadline: February 7, 2019
Maximum class size: 20
Instructor: Frances Harrell, Senior Preservation Specialist, NEDCC
Location: National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Following the PASIG Conference

Building a digital preservation program can be a complex undertaking, but performing an assessment can help manage the many steps needed to create a sustainable digital preservation program. Self-assessment and working with a consultant can both be valuable, but a peer assessment goes one step further to create a community of support for building and sustaining a digital preservation program. Participants will leave this workshop with a peer assessment tool to implement in their own communities and will gain valuable practice using the tool during the workshop.

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

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Feb 25, 2019
9:30am – 4:30pm Eastern

NH-Preservation Management and Collections Care Workshop

In-person workshop

Registration deadline: February 18, 2019
Maximum class size: 30
Instructor: Sean Ferguson, Preservation Specialist, NEDCC
Location: New Hampshire Historical Society Concord, NH


"PLEASE NOTE: IF YOU ARE A NEW HAMPSHIRE HISTORICAL SOCIETY MEMBER, PLEASE SELECT THE STUDENT OPTION FOR MEMBERSHIP PRICING.”

February 25 & 26, 2019

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. 

The cost for this workshop is $150 for members of the New Hampshire Historical Society and $200 for nonmembers.  If you have any questions regarding registration please contact Technology and Events Coordinator Kim O’Leary (Email: koleary@nedcc.org Phone:978-470-1010 ex. 226)

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$200
Student fee: $150
Copy of student ID required. Please email a copy to ko'leary@nedcc.org

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Feb 28, 2019
12:30pm – 1:30pm Eastern

Preservation Reference Desk: Personal Digital Archiving

Live online webinar

Registration deadline: February 27, 2019
Maximum class size: 50
Instructor: Danielle Spalenka, Preservation Specialist, NEDCC
Location: Live webinar

The Preservation Reference Desk series enables you to provide basic answers for the public’s most common preservation questions. Register for these webinars if you work at a reference desk, frequently answer questions from the public, or if you will be celebrating Preservation Week or have other preservation-related programming coming up at your institution. 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!)

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

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Mar 5, 2019
2:00pm – 4:00pm Eastern

How to Interpret Your Environmental Data

Live online webinar

Registration deadline: March 4, 2019
Maximum class size: 50
Instructor: Jeremy Linden, Owner/Principal, Linden Preservation Services
Location: Live Webinar

This webinar explains to participants how to understand the environmental data gathered by institutions to monitor the storage environments for their collections. By reviewing patterns and fluctuations in temperature and relative humidity throughout collections areas, those tasked with caring for collections can identify problems in the storage environment and address them more effectively. 

Jeremy Linden of Linden Preservation Services is a consultant and sustainable preservation services provider, as well as an international leader in the application of material science and research pertaining to the built environment surrounding cultural heritage collections, and will be the instructor for this webinar.

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

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Mar 7, 2019
2:00pm – 4:00pm Eastern

Moving and Renovation: Collection Concerns

Live online webinar

Registration deadline: March 6, 2019
Maximum class size: 50
Instructor: Danielle Spalenka, Preservation Specialist, NEDCC
Location: Live Webinar

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

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

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Mar 12, 2019
2:00pm – 4:00pm Eastern

Writing a Disaster Plan (2 webinars)

Facilitated course

Registration deadline: March 11, 2019
Maximum class size: 50
Instructor: Sean Ferguson, Preservation Specialist, NEDCC
Location: Live Webinar

Part 1 - March 12, 2019
Part 2 - March 26, 2019

A disaster plan is an integral component of effective collections stewardship, but preparation of a plan can be daunting. This two session course will be an in-depth coverage of risk assessment and steps involved in creating a disaster plan.  The first session webinar introduces the central elements of emergency preparedness and explores ways to identify internal and external hazards in order to assess and mitigate the risks they pose. Natural, industrial, technological, building, and human hazards will be examined for mitigation and planning purposes. The second session will cover parts of a disaster plan, updating the plan, and training methods. Following the course, NEDCC will review and provide feedback on draft disaster plans submitted by participants.

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

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Mar 14, 2019
9:00am – 3:30pm Eastern

Identification & Care of Photographic Materials: Daguerreotypes to Inkjet Prints (2 Day Workshop)

In-person workshop

Registration deadline: March 7, 2019
Maximum class size: 21
Instructor: Monique Fischer, Senior Photograph Conservator, NEDCC and Amanda Maloney, Associate Photograph and Paper Conservator, NEDCC
Location: Addison Gallery of American Art Andover, MA

March 14 & 15, 2019

March 14 - 9:00AM - 3:30PM
March 15 - 9:30AM - 3:30PM


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

The two-day workshop is a beginner to intermediate workshop intended for individuals who want to learn how to care for photographic materials including curators, collection managers, exhibit preparations, catalogers, archivists , photographers and collectors. 

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$375
Copy of student ID required. Please email a copy to ko'leary@nedcc.org

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Mar 19, 2019
12:30pm – 1:30pm Eastern

In Perpetuity: Tips for Municipal Clerks & Government Agencies

Live online webinar

Maximum class size: 50
Instructor: Becky Geller, Preservation Specialist, NEDCC
Location: Live Webinar

Town, municipal, and county clerks care for historic ledgers, documents, and other records, as well as fulfilling everyday responsibilities to the community. By applying training in preservation planning, municipal records holders can protect these historically significant materials and ensure accessibility for years to come. The methods and goals discussed in this webinar will help local record keepers care for the formats and materials found in their collections.

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

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Mar 27, 2019
12:30pm – 1:30pm Eastern

Writing a Preservation Plan

Live online webinar

Registration deadline: March 27, 2019
Maximum class size: 50
Instructor: Sean Ferguson, Preservation Specialists, NEDCC

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

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On Demand Programs

Available any time! 

Original
Broadcast
Date
Program Name Registration Fee
for Each
Individual
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

PURCHASE

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

PURCHASE

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
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: 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

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

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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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Nov 13, 2018

Writing Your Preservation Assistance Grant

Instructor: Ann Marie Willer, Director of Preservation Services at NEDCC and Mary Downs, Senior Program Officer, National Endowment for the Humanities

 

Be ready for the new grant deadline on January 15, 2019! This webinar 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, getting requisite information from consultants, and putting together a good budget.

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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: $45 per person
"On Demand" webinar recordings: $45 per person
Two-hour webinars: $95 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 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

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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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(Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in these resources do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.)