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Subject: Course on archival preservation management

Course on archival preservation management

From: Kim Andrews <kandrews<-a>
Date: Tuesday, January 8, 2008
Managing and Preserving Archival Collections

Presented by the Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts
Held at Johns Hopkins University
Homewood Campus
Charles Commons Conference Center
10 East 33rd Street
Baltimore MD 21218
April 17-18, 2008
9:30 am - 5 pm

Cosponsored by The Johns Hopkins Sheridan Libraries

Proper archival procedures and preservation actions enable safe and
effective management of archival collections.  Attendees at this
two-day program will gain insight into management and preservation
activities that will improve intellectual control over collections,
increase collections accessibility, and assist in long-term
preservation initiatives.

Thursday, April 17
An Introduction to Archival Management: Appraisal, Arrangement, and

    Managing archival collections can be a daunting task.  Whether
    an archives has procedures in place or is just being
    established, day-to-day decisions about the management of the
    collections must be made.  Program participants will be
    introduced to theories and practical applications that will help
    them make thoughtful choices about what materials to accession
    into their collections and how to physically organize the
    materials.  Developing finding aids and other tools for
    increased collection access will also be addressed.

    Speaker: Beth Bensman, a Certified Archivist and private
    consultant, has taught several workshops on the care and
    management of archival collections.  In her past positions,
    Bensman has worked as a Technical Archivist, a University
    Archivist, and most recently as Manager of Public Services and
    Outreach at the Presbyterian Historical Society where she was
    responsible for overseeing reference services and coordinating
    outreach activities.

Friday, April 18
Archives Preservation: Maintaining and Protecting Collections

    Archival repositories around the country hold priceless and
    irreplaceable documents, photographs, books, and scrapbooks.
    The task of preserving these materials often falls to those with
    little formalized training.  This program will introduce
    participants to the fundamentals of archival preservation.
    Topics covered will include the nature of archival materials
    that affect preservation and access to collections; environment;
    storage materials; storage solutions; handling; reformatting
    options; and conservation of archival materials.

    Speaker: Hilary A. Kaplan is a Senior Conservator at the
    National Archives and Records Administration.  She received her
    M.S. and Certificate in Library and Archives Conservation from
    Columbia University's School of Library Service Conservation
    Education Program and is a Professional Associate of the
    American Institute for Conservation.  Her interest in archives
    preservation has resulted in numerous publications,
    presentations, and assessments.  Kaplan frequently presents
    archives preservation workshops and classes for organizations
    across the country.

Registration Deadline: Thursday, April 3, 2008

Registration Fee: $180.00 CCAHA member fee/$200.00 Non-member fee

A program brochure with registration form can be accessed at:

For information about CCAHA, its programs and services, please see
<URL:> or contact CCAHA's Preservation Services
Office at 215-545-0613 or pso<-a t->ccaha< . >org

Kim Andrews
Preservation Services Officer
Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts
264 South 23rd Street
Philadelphia, PA  19103
Fax: 215-735-9313

                  Conservation DistList Instance 21:39
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Received on Tuesday, 8 January, 2008

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