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NCPC Conference 2021

Adapting to a New Reality: How Cultural Institutions
are Responding to Covid-19

November 5, 2021

Virtual Zoom Conference
Program 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

NCPC’s 2021 annual conference will focus on how we as a community are working to maintain and keep our organizations moving forward in a challenging time.

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Thank you to Society of North Carolina Archivists, the North Carolina Museums Council, and Hollinger Metal Edge for their sponsorship of the NCPC Annual Conference.

Agenda (printable program)

9:00a.m. Welcome

Morning sessions: How COVID-19 impacted services and work for cultural heritage institutions

  • Session 1: Silver Linings: Reference and Instruction in Academic Archives during COVID-19 (Leah Tams, Accessions Coordinator, Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University, and also Librarian, North Carolina Collection, Durham County Library)
  • Break
  • Session 2: All Hands on Deck at Duke Libraries’ Digital Production Center (Giao Luong Baker, Digital Production Services Manager, and Jen Jordan, Library Intern, Duke University Libraries Digital Production Center)
  • Panel Q & A with audience questions for Sessions 1 & 2
  • Updates and announcements

12:00p.m. Lunch break

1:00 p.m. Afternoon overview

Afternoon sessions: Collecting and preserving resources about COVID-19’s impact

  • Session 3: Preserving COVID-19-Related Institutional Records at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (Jonathan Lawler, Archivist and Digital Collections
    Manager, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary)
  • Break
  • Session 4: Documenting COVID-19 in Eastern North Carolina (Alston Cobourn, University Archivist, Jennifer Daugherty, North Carolina Collection Librarian, and Jo Overstreet, Outreach and Instruction Librarian for Special Collections, East Carolina University)
  • Panel Q & A with audience questions for Sessions 3 & 4
  • 2021 NCPC Awards presented
  • Conference wrap-up

4:00 p.m. Adjourn


Registration Deadline: November 3, 2021
Suggested Registration Fee: $30 per person, or pay what you can

We understand many people and organizations are in tough financial times right now. You can choose to pay the suggested rate, attend for free, or pay any amount that you decide.

Please note: Registration is a two-step process. Once you complete your registration online you will be sent a separate link to register for the Zoom webinar. Once registered in Zoom, you will receive a personalized link to access the live webinar that can be added to your calendar. Please do not forget to complete this Zoom registration step.

To register and pay online: Go to our online registration form and submit the form. You will be taken to PayPal to enter your payment information. You do not need a PayPal account to pay with a credit or debit card. NOTE: If you choose to attend for free, you will receive a PayPal Error message when you submit your form. Just close the window. We will send you the information to complete your registration.

To pay with a check: Fill out the online registration form, click on “submit form.” Close the PayPal Error message window. Mail your check to NCPC, PO Box 2651, Durham NC 27715-2651. Please write “2021 Conference” on the memo line. If you post your check after October 20, 2021, please be sure to contact us so we can send you the Zoom information.

Cancellation and Refund Policy: Registration fees are nonrefundable; however, substitutions are permitted. In the unlikely event that the conference is canceled (due to adverse weather or other causes beyond our control) registrants will be notified and fees promptly refunded. NCPC accepts no responsibility in such cases beyond the refund of conference registration fees.

About the North Carolina Preservation Consortium

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Previous Conferences

2021 Annual Conference
Printable Program
Conference Presentation: Duke University Libraries Digital Production Center (PPT)
Conference Presentation: Silver Linings, Reference and Instruction in Academic Archives during COVID-19, Tams (PPT)
Conference Presentation: Documenting COVID-19 in Eastern North Carolina, Daugherty and Overstreet (PPT)
Conference Presentation: Preserving COVID-19-Related Institutional Records, Lawler (PPT)
Conference Session Videos: Silver Linings; Preserving COVID-19 Institutional Records; Documenting COVID-19 in Eastern North Carolina

2020 Annual Conference
“Hindsight is 20/20: Lessons learned from successes and failures in preservation”
Conference Agenda
Conference Presentation: Burwell School Powerpoint
Conference Presentation: Burwell School Script
Conference Presentation: Lake Phelps Canoes PowerPoint | Slide Descriptions
Conference Presentation: Time Capsule Preservation PowerPoint | Narrative

2019 Annual conference
“When the Unthinkable Happens! Disaster Preparedness for Cultural Heritage Organizations”
Conference Agenda
Conference Presentation: Amspacher and Gilbert
Conference Handout: Amspacher
Conference Presentation: Battle Jackson
Conference presentation: Fansler
Conference presentation: Henderson Bell
Conference Presentation: OSARC
Conference Presentation: Peterson
Conference Presentation: CREST
Conference Presentation: Unger_Goist_10 Points of Protocol
Conference Presentation: Unger_Goist_Recovery Company Tip Sheet
Conference Presentation: Goist_Salvaging Paintings
Conference Presentation: Unger_Goist_IMLS
Conference Presentation: Waldrop_Williams
NCPC Sponsors

2018 Annual Conference
“Preserving Community Heritage”
Conference presentation: Catawba County
Conference presentation: Community Histories Workshop
Conference presentation: UNC-Charlotte
Conference presentation: UNC-Greensboro

2017 Annual Conference
“Battling the Bloom: Mold Protections for Collections”
Conference handout_Duhl_keynote
Conference handout_Duhl_bibliography
Conference handout_Thomas
Conference handout_Goist
Conference handout_Riley
Conference handout_Stavroudis (Goist) 
Conference handout_Thomann
Conference photos on Flickr

2016 NCPC Annual Conference
“Unbroken Threads: Preserving our Textile Heritage”
Conference handout (Myers)
Conference handout (Callahan)
Conference handout_storage (Richardson)
Conference handout_stitching (Richardson)
Conference handout_vacuuming and hydrating (Richardson)
Conference handout_supplies (Richardson)
Conference handout_dry cleaning (Richardson)
Conference handout_care after opening (Richardson)
Conference handout_wet cleaning (Richardson)
Conference handout_exhibit overview (Richardson)

2015 NCPC Annual Conference
“Monuments and Memorials: Preserving, Protecting and Documenting our Collective History”

2014 NCPC Annual Conference
“Significant Preservation: Inventories and Assessments for Strategic Planning”

2013 NCPC Annual Conference
“First Voice: Collaborative Heritage Preservation with Descendant Communities”

2012 NCPC Annual Conference
“Preserving Digital Heritage Collections”

2011 NCPC Annual Conference
“Advocating for Collections Preservation”

2010 NCPC Annual Conference
“Preserving Objects and Artifacts: Conservation Science, Collection Care, and Outreach”

2009 NCPC Annual Conference
“Fundraising for Collections Preservation and Conservation”

2008 NCPC Annual Conference
“Cultural Respect in Preservation and Conservation”

2007 NCPC Annual Conference
“The Great Migration: Audio Preservation in the Digital Age”

2006 NCPC Annual Conference
“Preserving the Artifact: Book, Manuscript and Paper Document Conservation”

2005 NCPC Annual Conference
“The Promise and Perils of Digital Preservation”

2004 NCPC Annual Conference
“Battling the Bloom: Mold in Archives, Libraries and Museums”

2003 NCPC Annual Conference
“Photographic Memory: Preserving Photograph Collections”

2002 NCPC Annual Conference
“Audio Heritage Preservation: The Survival of Recorded Sound in Folklore, Music and Oral History Collections”

2001 NCPC Annual Conference
“Security Issues in Libraries, Museums and Archives”

2000 NCPC Annual Conference
“The Wrath of Floods: Preparedness and Recovery for Archives and Library Collections”

1999: The Future of NCPC (8th Annual Meeting; Feb 26, 1999)

1998: The Changing Face of Preservation: A Dialogue (7th Annual Meeting; Feb 10, 1998)

1997: NCPC Annual Meeting and “Healthy Archives, Libraries, and Lives: A workshop on Creating Safe environments for records and their keepers” (6th Annual Meeting; Jan 27, 1997)

1996: NCPC Annual Meeting and “Access and Its Risks: Making our libraries, archives and records centers secure” (5th Annual Meeting; Jan 30, 1996)

1995: January 10, 1995 (4th Annual Meeting)*

1994: NCPC Annual Meeting and Photo Workshop (3rd Annual Meeting; Jan 25, 1994)

Editor’s note: Early meetings were combined with a workshop or presentation around a theme. For purposes of the archives, we have grouped these early meetings-with-workshops under “Conferences.” 

*In 1994 it was noted that the Annual Meeting would take place in January 1995, but we haven’t found the record of that meeting.

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