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Workshops on preservation management

From: Gay Tracy <tracy>
Date: Tuesday, August 6, 1996
NEDCC will present a series of five coordinated workshops to provide
systematic training in preservation management for small to
mid-sized museums, archives, and libraries.  All sessions will be
held at NEDCC's Andover, Massachusetts facility.  As a series, the
workshops will provide the information needed to design, implement,
and maintain an effective basic preservation program for documents,
books, photographs, and other paper-based materials.  The program is
made possible by the generous support from the National Endowment
for the Humanities.

The first workshop is from October 9-11, 1996 and covers core
concepts in preservation; the second is December 5-6, 1996 on
emergency preparedness; the third is March 26-28, 1997 on
collections maintenance; the fourth is June 12-13, 1997 on selection
for preservation; and the final workshop is September 25-26, 1997
and will cover preservation administration.  Each session will
include pre-workshop readings and exercises.  Assignments between
meetings will put concepts to practical use and supply information
for subsequent sessions.  The program strongly emphasizes
decision-making and application of information to the participant's
institution.  Workshops will be based on a combination of lectures,
discussion, and small group exercises; each will include a
"hands-on" component.

The program is designed for the full-time professional with
part-time preservation responsibilities.  At the completion of the
series, each institution can expect to have a basic preservation
plan, with concrete, realistic goals for future action.

Faculty will include Steve Dalton, NEDCC's Director of Field
Service; Beth Patkus, NEDCC's Field Service Representative; Lisa
Fox, Preservation Consultant; Karen Motylewski, Director,
Preservation & Conservation Studies, Graduate School of Library and
Information Science, The University of Texas at Austin; Jane
Hedberg, Serials Librarian and Preservation Administrator, Wellesley
College Library; and William Ross, Head of Special Collections,
Dimond Library, University of New Hampshire.

Participation will be limited to twenty participants selected on the
basis of an application provided by NEDCC.  The application deadline
is September 4, 1996.  Participants will be notified by September
10, 1996.  Each participant is expected to attend the entire series.
The cost of the full series is $450.  Applications are available.
For additional information or to request an application contact

    Beth Patkus
    Northeast Document Conservation Center
    100 Brickstone Square
    Andover, MA  01810
    Fax-508 475-6021

                  Conservation DistList Instance 10:16
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