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Workshops on preservation management

From: Gay Tracy <tracy>
Date: Tuesday, July 13, 1999
Managing Preservation: A Coordinated Series of Five Workshops
Presented by the Northeast Document Conservation Center.

If your institution has had a preservation planning survey and is
ready to take the next step, if it has not yet developed a
systematic preservation program, if it needs to make the current
program more effective, or if you feel the need for additional
preservation education, NEDCC has designed a program just for you.
The cycle of workshops is designed to provide systematic
preservation training to staff of small to mid-sized museums,
historical organizations, archives, libraries, and records
repositories. As a series, the workshops will provide the
information needed to design, implement, and maintain an effective
preservation program for documents, books, photographs, and other
paper-based materials.  When the series is completed, each
participant will have the tools to prepare a basic preservation plan
with concrete, realistic goals for future activities.

The program is designed for the full-time professional with
part-time preservation responsibilities.  Institutions may be small
to mid-sized archives, museums, historical organizations, records
repositories, or public, academic, or special libraries with
paper-based materials of enduring value for research.  The series is
not designed to address the specific needs of general circulating
collections or large academic research libraries.

Faculty will include Steve Dalton, NEDCC's Director of Field
Service; Karen E.K. Brown, NEDCC's Field Service Representative;
Beth Patkus, Preservation Consultant; and Jane Hedberg, Serials
Librarian and Preservation Administrator, Wellesley College Library.
Guest lecturers will include Nick Artim, Fire Safety Network; James
Reilly, Image Permanence Institute; Robert Schnare, The Naval War
College Library; Deb Wender, Northeast Document Conservation Center;
and Todd Pattison, Northeast Document Conservation Center; and

All sessions will be held at NEDCC's facility in Andover,
Massachusetts. If you require accommodations, a block of rooms has
been reserved for each session at the Andover Inn 978-475-5903),
approximately 2 miles from NEDCC.  Participants are responsible for
their own reservations.

Curriculum And Schedule

    October 13-15, 1999     Fundamentals of Preservation
    January 10-12, 2000     Emergency Preparedness
    April 5-7, 2000         Collections Maintenance
    June 1-2, 2000          Selection For Preservation
    September 21-22, 2000   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.  Instruction will
strongly emphasize decision-making and application of information to
the participant's institution.  Sessions will include a combination
of lectures, discussion, and small group exercises; with some
"hands-on" training.

The cost of the full series is $500.  Each participant is expected
to attend all sessions.  Lunches will be provided.  Transportation,
lodging, and other meals are the responsibility of participants.
Full payment is required upon notification of acceptance.

The Managing Preservation series is limited to twenty participants
selected based on their applications.  Acceptance to this program is
not guaranteed. A flier with application information and a more
detailed agenda and an application form is now posted at
<URL:>.  It can be downloaded and used
to apply.

If you have questions, contact

    Karen Brown
    Northeast Document Conservation Center
    100 Brickstone Square
    Andover, MA 01810
    kebrown [at] nedcc__org

The program is made possible by the generous support of the National
Endowment for the Humanities.

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