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.

Paintings Preservation Workshop Scholarship Available–But Hurry!

We have extended the scholarship application deadline for our Paintings Preservation workshop to July 17, 2019.  We have one scholarship available. The scholarship covers registration for the workshop. It does not cover travel, lodging, or other expenses.

Applicants must be employees by or volunteers at a North Carolina institution, with a preservation mission that has little or no funding for professional development, or be a graduate student enrolled in a preservation-related program at a university in N.C. To apply for this scholarship, send an email explaining why attendance is important to you along with a current resume to the NCPC Executive Director. Deadline for scholarship applications is July 17, 2019.