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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
Feb 4, 2020
12:30pm – 1:30pm Eastern

Strategies for Nitrate Negatives and Film

Live online webinar

Registration deadline: February 3, 2020
Maximum class size: 50
Instructor: NEDCC Staff
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
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WEBINAR.

Feb 11, 2020
2:00pm – 3:15pm Eastern

Caring for Scrapbooks

Live online webinar

Registration deadline: February 10, 2020
Maximum class size: 50
Instructor: NEDCC Staff
Location: Live webinar

 

Scrapbooks document personal moments alongside local and national history. The variety of records and materials inside--and the myriad methods of fastening them to the page--pose significant preservation challenges. Participants will learn about the structure of scrapbooks, the types of materials commonly found in them, methods of attachment, implications for preservation and conservation, and how to provide the best level of care for scrapbook collections. Low-cost, in-house preservation approaches are included. NEDCC’s Director of Book Conservation, Bexx Caswell-Olson, will join attendees for a Q&A session following the presentation.

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

REGISTRATION IS
CLOSED FOR THIS
WEBINAR.

Mar 16, 2020
9:00am – 4:30pm Pacific

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

In-person workshop

Registration deadline: March 9, 2020
Maximum class size: 60
Instructor: NEDCC Staff
Location: California State Library 914 Capitol Mall Room 500 (5th floor) Sacramento, CA


Evaluating your organization’s preservation practices, with the goal of addressing weaknesses and building on existing strengths, is an essential part of moving any preservation program forward. This one-day 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 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

Who should attend?

This workshop is open to individuals associated with California Cultural and Historic Resources Organizations only.

 

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

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Mar 24, 2020
2:00pm – 4:00pm Eastern

Diving Deeper with Digital Preservation Tools using the Command Line

Live online webinar

Registration deadline: March 23, 2020
Maximum class size: 50
Instructor: NEDCC Staff
Location: Live webinar

 

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.

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

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Apr 2, 2020
12:30pm – 1:30pm Eastern

Celebrate with Collections! Utilizing collections in your community's Anniversary Celebration

Live online webinar

Registration deadline: April 1, 2020
Maximum class size: 50
Instructor: NEDCC Staff
Location: Live Webinar

 

When your community is celebrating a major anniversary, the public and press will be interested in museum and archival collections related to that time period. Before you bring out your most precious items, though, you'll want to attend this introductory webinar to learn the basics about how to protect them during handling, scanning, and exhibition. The instructor will also explain how you can collaborate with other local organizations to save time and money as you engage the public in your community's history. It's never too early to begin planning!

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

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Apr 14–23, 2020
Day 1:
2:00pm – 4:00pm
Day 2:
2:00pm – 4:00pm Eastern

Writing Your Disaster Plan (2 webinars)

Facilitated course

Registration deadline: April 13, 2020
Maximum class size: 30
Instructor: NEDCC Staff
Location: Live Webinar

 

Part 1: April 14, 2019
Part 2: April 23, 2019

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.

 

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

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Apr 28, 2020
12:30pm – 1:30pm Eastern

Writing Grants for Audio Preservation and Reformatting

Live online webinar

Registration deadline: April 27, 2020
Maximum class size: 95
Instructor: NEDCC Staff
Location: Live 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 28, 2020
9:00am – 4:00pm Eastern

Capturing the Past: Identification and Care of Photographs

In-person workshop

Registration deadline: April 21, 2020
Maximum class size: 18
Instructor: Monique C. Fischer, Senior Photograph Conservator, NEDCC, Andover, MA
Location: Charleston Library Society Charleston, SC


This hands-on workshop offers an introduction to the preservation of photographs, including their identification, deterioration, and care. Participants will learn how to recognize various photographic processes ranging from daguerreotypes to 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 one-day workshop is intended for individuals who want to learn how to care for photographs including curators, collection managers, exhibit preparations, catalogers, archivists, photographers and collectors.

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

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Apr 30, 2020
12:30pm – 1:30pm Eastern

No Budget Preservation Tips

Live online webinar

Registration deadline: April 29, 2020
Maximum class size: 95
Instructor: NEDCC Staff
Location: Live Webinar

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.

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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

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Broadcast
Date
Program Name Registration Fee
for Each
Individual

Paid

Sep 17, 2019

Strategies for Oversized Collections

Maximum class size: 50
Instructor: Kathryn Boodle, Associate Conservator, NEDCC
Location: On-Demand

  

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.

 

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

PURCHASE

Aug 29, 2019

Preventing and Responding to Mold in Book and Paper Collections

Maximum class size: 50
Instructor: Bexx Caswell-Olson, NEDCC Director of Book Conservation
Location: On-Demand

 

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

Mold can pose a serious threat to cultural heritage materials. In this 1-hour webinar, participants will learn how to asses identify mold, how to safely clean moldy materials, and how to prevent future mold outbreaks through proactive preservation measures.

Duration: 60 minutes

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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

 

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: On Demand

 

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: On Demand

 

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: On Demand

 

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

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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: On Demand

 

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

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Free Available any time!

Dec 12, 2019

Writing Your Preservation Assistance Grant

Instructor: NEDCC staff

 

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: 60 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 25, 2019

Long-Term Preservation for Early Record Books

Instructor: Bexx Caswell-Olson, Director of Book Conservation, NEDCC

 

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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Apr 22, 2019

Writing Grants for Audio Preservation and Reformatting

Instructor: Bryce Roe, Manager of Audio Preservation Services, NEDCC and Becky Geller, Preservation Specialist, NEDCC

 

Duration: 53 minutes

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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: NEDCC Staff

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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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.

Duration: 60 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 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.

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