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.

Registration is closed for this event.

For FY2021-22, 70% of the total costs for the PLAN Continuing Education program ($220,000) is supported by federal money, and 30% of this program ($92,991) is supported by state money. The total budget of the project is $312,991.