Workshop: Preservation Management with Frances Harrell

Date(s) - 01/30/2020
8:30 am CST - 3:00 pm CST

Leroy Collins Leon County Public Library

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.

Draft Agenda:

  • 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.