Nominations Sought for Robert James Award for Preservation Excellence

Nominations are being accepted for the Robert James Award for Preservation Excellence. Libraries, museums, archives, historic sites, and other organizations in North Carolina with a mission to preserve tangible heritage of enduring value are eligible for nomination.

Excellence should be demonstrated through descriptions of projects and programs that highlight commitment to preservation. At least three letters of support are required. Individuals are not eligible to be nominated. Complete submission information can be found online. Deadline for submissions is October 11, 2019. The award will be presented at this year’s Annual Conference. 

New Workshop! Digital Preservation Assessment

DigitalCollectionsJoin instructor Annie Peterson, program leader at LYRASIS, to learn about a new tool designed for stewards of digital collections. The newly developed Digital Preservation Peer Assessment Framework will help participants understand the challenges of digital preservation, the ways that assessment can make those challenges more manageable, the steps of digital preservation assessment, and the tools to perform a basic peer assessment.

  • Where? Durham County Library – East Regional Library (Full Meeting Room)
  • When? Friday, October 4, 2019, 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • How much? $50 for NCPC members, $75 for nonmembers includes morning refreshments and lunch
  • Registration: click here
  • One scholarship will be available to attend this workshop! See our workshops page for more details.

 

New Photograph Preservation Workshop!

Cultural heritage collections typically contain photographs. Join instructor, Stephen Fletcher, Photographic Archivist for UNC’s North Carolina Collection, at Sandhills Community College in Pinehurst, September 13 to learn how to care for these important visual documents. The production of different technical formats across the 19th and 20th centuries involved varying chemical processes. As they age, those formats require different preservation strategies. This workshop is an introduction to identifying a variety of types of photographs: daguerreotypes, ambrotypes, tintypes, hand-colored silver gelatin prints, contemporary color, and digital photographs. Instruction will also focus on preservation methods and materials for proper handling, exhibition, and storage. 

  • WhereTeresa Wood Reading Room, Boyd Library, Sandhills Community College, Pinehurst
  • When? Friday, September 13, 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • How much? $50 for NCPC members, $75 for nonmembers includes morning refreshments and lunch.
  • Who should attend? Anyone who cares for a collection with photographs.
  • Registration: click here
  • One scholarship will be available to attend this workshop! See our workshops page for more details.