NCPC 30th Anniversary Celebration & Conference – Call for Proposals

The North Carolina Preservation Consortium is seeking session proposals for its upcoming conference on Monday, November 6, 2023. This year’s conference marks NCPC’s 30th Anniversary, a milestone traditionally celebrated with a gift of pearls. NCPC wants to hear your pearls of wisdom from the preservation field and welcomes proposals that explore the question, “what is the best preservation advice you have ever received, and how did you implement it?”

Proposals will be accepted through Friday, July 21 at 11:59 PM. NCPC will notify presenters if their session has been selected by mid-August 2023. To submit a proposal, please fill out the Conference Session Proposal Form. Thank you!

Digital Preservation Workshop

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An Introduction to Digital Preservation

This virtual workshop will focus on Digital Preservation best practices. Instructor Andrea Green, previously the Digital Collections Manager at the State Library of North Carolina, will discuss basic terminology, models and workflows, storage and access, and assessment. Participants will learn helpful tools and resources to assist in digital preservation development and maintenance throughout the talk. The first two hours will be a workshop providing an overview of digital preservation to help people get started on their own projects or navigate current situations. During an optional Q&A / consultation in the third hour, participants will have the opportunity to ask specific questions, share experiences, and talk through more specific concerns or areas of interest.

Date and Location

  • What? Online workshop about digital preservation
  • Where? Virtual via Zoom
  • When? Tuesday, May 23, 2023. 9:30am – 12:30pm
  • How much? $20 for NCPC members, $30 for nonmembers, $10 for students
  • Register Here

Introducing our NEW Executive Director

The North Carolina Preservation Consortium is pleased to announce the appointment of Ellie East as our new Executive Director. Ms. East is a seasoned professional with over a decade of experience in the non-profit and museum sector. She has a strong focus on long-term planning strategies and accessibility, and her true passion is community outreach and engagement. Her work history has involved cultivating public programs, caring for and storing artifacts, and managing special event operations. She holds an MFA in Fine Art and Museum Studies from Ohio University and a Bachelor of Science in Art from the University of Wisconsin, La Crosse.

In her free time, she enjoys visiting historically significant sites, studying archival materials, and volunteering within her community. Her love for history and culture also takes her to old cemeteries, where she can often be found taking rubbings from gravestones.

NCPC is absolutely thrilled to bring her onboard as the new Executive Director. Welcome, Ellie!