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Online courses on collection care

From: Lori Foley <lfoley<-at->
Date: Thursday, September 12, 2013
Registration is now open for three new online courses in the "Caring
for Yesterday's Treasures Today" series. The series, launched in
January 2013, offers free online courses focused on the preservation
of archival and historical collections. Each course includes four to
six 90-minute, interactive webinars presented by preservation

Course Schedule:

Fundraising for Collections Care
September 23, 2013
September 25, 2013
October 1, 2013
October 3, 2013
2-3:30 p.m. EDT

   Registration deadline has been extended to Wed September 18, 2013

Caring for Audiovisual Materials
October 16, 2013
October 21, 2013
October 23, 2013
October 28, 2013
October 30, 2013
2-3:30 p.m. EDT

   Registration closes Tueseay, October 9, 2013

Outreach Activities for Collections Care
November 4, 2013
November 6, 2013
November 12, 2013
November 14, 2013
2-3:30 p.m. EST

   Registration closes Monday, October 28, 2013

Registration is free. Simply fill out our registration form on the
Connecting to Collections Online Community, where the courses are
conducted. If you've participated in a previous course, please
register with us again. You do not need to become a member of the
Online Community to participate you will never need a username or

Learn more and register at


Participants will earn a certificate of completion if they view all
the webinars in a course and submit simple homework assignments.

Since its launch in January 2013 five courses, on a range of topics
have been offered, and more than 1,500 certificates of completion
have been awarded. All previous courses have been archived on the
Online Community where webinar recordings, associated handouts, and
resources can be found. Past topics have included collections care
basics, risk evaluation, writing a disaster response plan, caring
for digital materials, and caring for photographs.

"Caring for Yesterday's Treasures Today" is made possible through an
Institute of Museum and Library Services Laura Bush 21st Century
Librarian Continuing Education grant to Heritage Preservation. The
website and webinars are produced by LearningTimes.

Lori Foley
Heritage Preservation
Washington, DC

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Received on Thursday, 12 September, 2013

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