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Subject: Online course on preservation of library and archival materials

Online course on preservation of library and archival materials

From: Julie Carlson <jcarlson<-a>
Date: Wednesday, May 7, 2008
NEDCC announces Preservation 101
The free online preservation course

The Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC) is proud to offer
Preservation 101, a free, comprehensive, self-paced online course on
the preservation of paper collections and related formats.

The course is accessible free of charge at


and is intended to benefit professionals who are responsible for the
preservation of library and archival materials.  Participants will
learn how to put preservation basics to work in the context of small
and moderately-sized collections--how to identify deteriorated
materials, how to care for collections, and how to set priorities
for preservation.

Goals for Preservation 101:

    To educate those working with paper-based and related media
    collections about the basics of preservation

    To help users raise their level of knowledge about preservation
    and better understand their collections' preservation needs

    To enable and motivate users to take action, including
    implementing practices and planning, on both a short-term and
    long-term basis

    To help users make the case for preservation in their

    To provide access to more specialized information

Development of Preservation 101 was funded by an Institute of Museum
and Library Services National Leadership grant. A live version of
the course in workshop format was taught in the Pacific Northwest,
hosted by the University of Washington in Seattle. Faculty came from
the University of Washington, NEDCC, SOLINET, Amigos Library
Services, CCAHA, and the OCLC Western Service Center.  NEDCC and its
Web production / e-learning consultant, WGBH Educational Foundation
in Boston, produced this online version of the course.

We are interested in your feedback. Send your comments about
Preservation 101 to: jcarlson<-a t->nedcc< . >org

The Northeast Document Conservation Center is a nonprofit, regional
conservation center specializing in the preservation and
conservation of paper-based materials for libraries, archives,
museums, and other collections-holding institutions. The Center
presents preservation workshops and conferences including the
upcoming Digital Directions (The NEW School for Scanning) in
Jacksonville, Florida, June 10-12.

For more information about NEDCC and its extensive online resources
on preservation, visit <URL:>

Northeast Document Conservation Center
100 Brickstone Square
Andover, MA 01810

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