When Disaster Strikes! NCPC Annual Conference

This is the last chance to sign up for Friday’s Annual Conference.

When the Unthinkable Happens! Disaster Preparedness for Cultural Heritage Organizations

November 15, 2019

Registration and Continental breakfast 8:00 – 9:00 a.m.
Program 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (lunch provided)

McKimmon Center
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC

Recent weather events, such as Hurricanes Dorian and Florence, have brought the topic of disaster preparedness to the forefront for many who work cultural heritage institutions across North Carolina. Is your organization prepared for a disaster, large or small? This conference will delineate the fundamentals of disaster planning, provide ideas for training staff, review lessons learned from past events, and examine local, state, and national recovery resources. Learn from some of our state’s most experienced collections experts about preparing for and surviving disasters—crucial information, should the unthinkable happen.

See our conference page for registration information.

Announcing 2nd Round of Hurricane Relief Grants

The North Carolina Preservation Consortium (NCPC) and the North Carolina Museum Council (NCMC) have joined forces last year to create a two-year grant program to assist collecting institutions affected by Hurricanes Matthew, Florence, and Michael. NCPC and NCMC are happy to announce a second round of grants that includes support for member institutions who suffered damage due to Hurricane Dorian.

Purpose and Scope of Grant

To provide funds for collection supplies for institutions affected by Hurricane Matthew (September-October 2016), Hurricane Florence (September 2018), Tropical Storm Michael (October 2018), and Hurricane Dorian (September 2019).  Institutions within the North Carolina counties declared disaster areas that need collection preservation assistance are eligible to apply for this grant. Those counties can be found here:

The application deadline is January 15, 2020. More information on eligibility can be found on the Hurricane Relief Support Grant homepage.

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.