Date(s) - 01/30/2020
8:30 am CST - 3:00 pm CST
Join us for a full-day in-person training addressing the major areas of preservation of library and special collections, with a discussion of how digital preservation fits into the larger program.
- Why do we need Preservation?
- Review of risks and strategies for mitigation
- What is Preservation?
- Administration: policies and practices including staffing, budgeting, and organizational infrastructure
- Physical plant: the building and systems that provide the foundation for preservation: hvac, fire prevention and suppression, preventive maintenance
- Collections care: materials and practices used in the storage and care of collections directly
- External programs: intersections with digitization and exhibiting that affect collections preservation
- Emergency preparedness: documentation and training strategy intended to protect collections during an unexpected disaster event.
- Exercise: doing a walk-through
- Assessment and Preservation Planning
- Types of Assessments
- Working with consultants
- How to write a preservation plan
- Exercise: create a prioritization for a set of scenarios
- Reflection followed by group discussion: self-assessment and prioritization
Frances Harrell is the lead consultant and instructor for Myriad Consulting and a consultant for Preserve South. She served as the Senior Preservation Specialist for the Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC), and was previously the Interim Director of Preservation Services and a Preservation Specialist for NEDCC. Frances has a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Florida and a Master of Library and Information Science with a specialty in Archives Management from Simmons College. Her full CV is also available.
Please note that sufficient time will be provided for attendees to go to lunch at area restaurants.