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.

Workshop Announcement: Special Collections Book Preservation

tuxedo box 3NCPC is partnering with the Society of North Carolina Archivists (SNCA) for a pre-conference workshop at UNCW’s Randall Library! As a complement to NCPC’s regular book repair workshops, this session will focus on caring for books in special collections. Larry Houston (pictured below), Preservation Librarian at East Carolina University’s Joyner Library, will lead instruction. Join in to learn new skills in creating supportive and protective enclosures for rare books and more.