For those LIPA members looking to learn more about preservation they can apply to their library’s collection, both the Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC) and LYRASIS have several offerings. The NEDCC is a non-profit organization that specializes exclusively in the conservation and preservation of paper and film-based collections. The NEDCC provides professional conservation treatment for books, maps, photographs, documents, parchment, papyrus, manuscripts, architectural plans, and works of art on paper. Lyrasis is a nonprofit organization that has as its mission to support access to shared academic, scientific and cultural heritage. They hope to do this through open technologies, content services, digital solutions, and collaboration with archives, libraries, museums and knowledge communities worldwide.
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NEDCC is offering the following webinars that may be of interest to LIPA members.
PRESERVATION 101: Preservation Basics for Paper and Media Collections Ten Live Webinars, January 11, 2018 – March 22, 2018 This comprehensive introduction prepares participants to complete a preservation needs assessment and provides structured guidance on developing an institutional disaster plan. Certificate of Completion/ 20 ARCs for eligible archivists.
WRITING A DISASTER PLAN Two Live Sessions, May 2 and May 17, 2018 In-depth coverage of risk assessment and the steps involved in creating a disaster plan.
LYRASIS is offering the following online courses that may be of interest to LIPA members.
Audio Visual Preservation
December 7, 2017 2:00pm-4:00pm EST Live Online$100.00 / $125.00 Register
This two-hour class will discuss the issues to consider and questions to ask in planning and managing an audio visual digitization project.
Crowdsourcing for Digital Collections
12/12/2017 1:00 PM- 3:00 PM EST Live Online$100.00 / $125.00 Register
This class will introduce the various pieces associated with crowdsourcing aspects of a digital project, such as metadata or transcriptions. Basic definitions, becoming comfortable with a number of different examples and practices in the field, defining workflows, lessons learned and locating tools will also be included in this two-hour conversation.
The complete schedule for the NEDCC can be found here or you can join their mailing list for email updates. The full calendar of events for Lyrasis is here. Be sure to check these sources on a regular basis to stay abreast of new training opportunities.