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NEDCC workshops

From: Aimee Primeaux <aprimeaux<-a>
Date: Wednesday, August 24, 2005
The Northeast Document Conservation Center is pleased to announce
its fall series of preservation workshops. All workshops will be
held at the Center's headquarters in Andover, MA. Cost: $140.00. For
detailed descriptions and registration information, please visit the
NEDCC website at <URL:>.

Basic Book Repair
Wednesday, September 28, 2005
Instructor: Lori Foley, Director of Field Service, NEDCC

    This course is designed to provide information about managing a
    book repair program and hands-on experience in basic book and
    paper repair techniques for general library collections. The
    place of book repair within a larger preservation program will
    be discussed, along with selection and treatment
    decision-making, appropriate materials for book repair, and
    setting up in-house capabilities. In the hands-on component,
    participants will learn to:

        *   Mend tears using a variety of techniques
        *   Tighten loose hinges
        *   Tip in and hinge in loose or replacement pages

    This workshop is designed for staff who perform book repair
    and/or supervisors of book repair units for general collections.
    This workshop will *not* cover techniques for the repair of
    research collections or materials that are rare, special, or
    archival. Class size is limited to 20 students.

Identification and Care of Photographs
Wednesday, October 5, 2005
Instructor: Monique C. Fischer, Senior Photograph Conservator, NEDCC

    This workshop, an introduction to the preservation of
    photographs, will focus on historical photographic prints,
    including their identification, deterioration, and conservation.
    Participants will learn to recognize various photographic
    formats and will study the preservation problems associated with
    each format type. The workshop will culminate with a discussion
    of storage concerns and an examination of photographs brought in
    by participants.

    This workshop is designed for those who are responsible for the
    care and use of photographic collections and is also informative
    for people who wish to preserve their personal photographs.
    Class size is limited to 25 students.

Introduction to Digitization
Thursday, October 6, 2005
Instructor: David Green, Principal, Knowledge Culture Consulting

    This course will give newcomers the tools they need to best
    position their institution in the evolving digital ecology. What
    are the key questions to be asked throughout the process of
    digitizing cultural material? Discover the ways to make
    resources most visible, useful, and sustainable for a wide
    universe of potential users. The course will cover:

        *   Project planning
        *   Strategies for selecting material
        *   The role of rights issues and rights management
        *   Digital capture in several media
        *   Preservation issues
        *   Opportunities and keys for successful collaboration
        *   How your digital assets will be managed and sustained
            over time

    This workshop is designed for decision makers in all cultural
    heritage institutions, and is not designed to recommend specific
    equipment or software options. Class size is limited to 40

Holdings Maintenance
Wednesday, October 19, 2005
Instructor: Aimee Primeaux, Field Service Representative, NEDCC

    Holdings maintenance--simple procedures that can prolong the
    life of records--is essential to any preservation program. These
    actions, such as upgrading boxes and folders and removing metal
    fasteners, can be incorporated into the daily work of an
    institution's staff. This workshop will examine ways to
    implement a successful holdings maintenance program at minimal
    cost. Topics will include:

        *   Levels of collections care
        *   Nature of materials and causes of deterioration
        *   Storage and handling options
        *   Procedures involved in holdings maintenance
        *   Selection for preservation

    This course is designed for staff and volunteers who are
    involved in archival activities and would like an introduction
    to preservation issues and maintenance procedures. Class size is
    limited to 25 people.

Basic Paper Repair
Thursday, October 20, 2005
Instructor: Christopher Sokolowski, Assistant Paper Conservator,

    This course will introduce participants to the basic procedures
    of paper conservation and their place in a comprehensive
    preservation program. The session will cover the nature of paper
    and will describe responsible solutions to common problems of
    unbound materials such as prints, drawings, maps, and documents.
    Participants will be given hands-on experience with:

        *   Handling
        *   Surface cleaning
        *   Mending
        *   Flattening
        *   Encapsulation

    Popular repair techniques to avoid will be discussed, and a
    materials and suppliers list will be provided.

    This workshop is designed for staff working with manuscript
    collections and other unbound paper. This workshop may also be
    pertinent to people concerned with their own family papers.
    Class size is limited to 20 people.

Aimee Primeaux
Field Service Representative
Northeast Document Conservation Center
100 Brickstone Square
Andover, MA 01810-1494
978-470-1010 ext. 220
Fax: 978-475-6021

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Received on Wednesday, 24 August, 2005

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