Digital Preservation Assessment
Join instructor Annie Peterson, program leader at LYRASIS, to learn about a new tool designed for stewards of large digital collections. The newly developed Digital Collections 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 (Children’s Programming 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
- Who Should Attend? Professionals with the responsibility to maintain unique digital collections, such as digitized photographs or audiovisual collections, born-digital images or records, web archives, or other digital collections. No prior experience with preserving digital collections is necessary. Please note this workshop will not cover digitization, and will focus only on long-term management of already digital collections
- Registration: https://ncpc.formstack.com/forms/digital_preservation_assessment_workshop
- Scholarships: NCPC offers a limited number or workshop scholarships, which cover full 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 August 23, 2019.
Stephen Fletcher, Photographic Archivist for UNC’s North Carolina Collection, will teach participants how to care for these important visual documents at Sandhills Community College in Pinehurst, September 13. 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.
Where? Teresa 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: https://ncpc.formstack.com/forms/photo_preservation
- Scholarships: NCPC offers a limited number or workshop scholarships, which cover full 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 August 2, 2019.
NCPC Cancellation and Refund Policy
All questions regarding registration should be directed to Adrienne Berney, NCPC Education Committee, firstname.lastname@example.org. All fees listed on the registration form are in US dollars. There is a cancellation fee of 10% of the Registration Fee up to 10 days before the workshop. No refunds are given for cancellations made within the 10 days prior to the workshop. NCPC Member Institutions may substitute a staff member in the event the registrant cannot attend. Please inform NCPC within 24 hours of the workshop if you will be sending a substitute. No other substitutions are permitted without the permission of NCPC. No refunds will be issued for no-shows. In the event that a workshop is canceled due to low attendance, adverse weather, or other causes beyond NCPC’s control, registrants will be notified and may opt to either have their registration fee applied to another class or conference, or have their fees refunded. NCPC accepts no responsibility in such cases beyond the refund of the workshop registration fees.
Workshop Wait List Policy
If a workshop is full, NCPC will maintain a wait list on a first-come first-served basis. You must register within 24 hours of notification to reserve your seat. The wait list will close 48 hours prior to the workshop, however NCPC reserves the right to add registrants within that period. NCPC reserves the right to add additional seats to a workshop at its discretion. In the event additional seats are added to a workshop, the next person on the wait list will be contacted and registrations accepted until the workshop is filled.
North Carolina Preservation Consortium
The North Carolina Preservation Consortium (NCPC) promotes the preservation of collections in libraries, museums, archives, and historic sites; monuments, memorials, and outdoor art; archaeological sites and collections; historic and cultural architecture; and private collections of family treasures. Our preservation mission addresses proper care and handling; storage and environmental control; disaster preparedness and recovery; the repair, reformatting and conservation of damaged items; and collection security.
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We invite you to join NCPC. Our annual institutional membership fee is only $100.00. Higher levels of support are voluntary. Individual memberships are also available. Benefits of membership include registration discounts on workshops and the annual conference. Members are eligible to hold leadership positions as officers and may serve on the consortium’s board of directors and committees. Member institutions are eligible for NCPC preservation grants. The success of our state wide preservation program depends on the talents, diversity, and generosity of our colleagues. Together we can make a difference in the survival of our heritage collections. Join NCPC today!
Our programs are made possible by the generous financial support of institutional and individual members, corporate sponsors, and the Friends of NCPC. If you would like to make a tax deductible donation to NCPC please visit our Preservation Philanthropy web page or contact:
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If you are interested in hosting a workshop, please contact NCPC.
- Digital Preservation Assessment (Durham County Library, Durham), 10/4/19)
- Photograph Preservation (Boyd Library, Sandhills Community College, Pinehurst), 9/13/19
- Paintings Conservation (NC Museum of Art, Raleigh), 8/1/2019
- Special Collections Book Preservation (UNC-Wilmington), 3/13/2019
- Intermediate Cemetery Preservation (Mooresville Public Library), 11/1-2/2018
- Basic Book Repair (Eastern Carolina University, Joyner Library), 9/21/2018
- Summer Storage Camp (Wake Forest University Museum of Anthropology), 7/30/2018
- Costume Mounts (Raleigh, NC), 5/21/18
- Historic Buildings Workshop (Wilmington, NC), 4/23/2018
- Disaster Planning, Response and Recovery (National Guard Museum, Raleigh), 11/6-7/2017
- Introduction to the Care of Historic Cemeteries (High Point Museum), 11/3/2017
- Intermediate Book Repair (Z. Smith Reynolds Library), 9/29/2017
- Preservation of Textiles (Page-Walker Arts and History Center), 9/8/2017
- Condition Reporting Workshop (NC Natural and Cultural Resources Western Office), 8/18/2017
- Boxmaking Workshop (Earl Scruggs Center), 7/28/2017
- Preservation of Scrapbooks (High Point Museum), 4/21/2017
- Care of Archaeological Collections (UNC-Chapel Hill), 3/13/2017
- Preserving the Historic Building, 7/20/2016
- Introduction to the Care of Historic Cemeteries, 7/22/2016