New Workshop for Fall 2020! Scrapbook Preservation

NCPC presents its first online workshop!

This two-part workshop will address both physical and intellectual control issues involved in scrapbook preservation. Beth Doyle, Head of the Conservation Services Department at Duke University Libraries and NCPC’s executive director will present the first session. Instruction will include information on care and handling and optimal storage environments, as well as stabilization techniques, such as interleaving and supportive housing. UNC’s Wilson Special Collections Library Technical Services staff will present the second session with a focus on accessioning, creating finding aids, and cataloging these unique composite objects.

Where? Zoom’s meeting format will allow participants to ask questions specific to the collections they steward.

When? Friday, October 16, 10 a.m. – noon and Friday, October 23, 10 a.m. – noon

How Much? $20 for NCPC members, $30 for non-members

Registration: click here

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.