Caring for Yesterdayâ€™s Treasuresâ€”Today is a new series of free, online courses about the preservation of archival and historical collections. Tailored to the needs of staff and volunteers at libraries and archives, each course includes four to six interactive webinars presented by preservation experts. The instructors will address the specific questions that you and your fellow participants have about the care of collections at your institution. Each course will have its own Web page with handouts and links to additional resources. When the course concludes, participants will be able to continue the conversation with instructors and classmates via the Connecting to Collections Online Community.
- Collections Care Basics: Where Do I Begin? â€“ January 2013 (course has concluded, view recordings here)
- Risk Evaluation: First Step in Disaster Planning â€“ February 2013 (course has concluded, view recordings here)
- Protecting Your Collections: Writing a Disaster Response Plan â€“ March 2013 (course has concluded, view recordings here)
- Caring for Digital Materials: Preventing a Digital Dark Age â€“ April 2013 (course has concluded, view recordings here)
- Caring for Photographic Materials â€“ May 2013 (registration is now closed)
- Caring for Audiovisual Materials â€“ Fall 2013 (registration to open Summer 2013)
- Fundraising for Collections Care â€“ Fall 2013 (registration to open Summer 2013)
- Outreach Activities for Collections Care â€“ Fall 2013 (registration to open Summer 2013)
Please register online using the link below. Although registration is free of charge, we also ask that participants submit a permission form signed by their supervisor to attend selected courses. Participants will earn a certificate of completion and digital credential if they attend all the webinars in a course and complete simple homework assignments. Note the registration will close one week before the first webinar in each course.
Certified Archivists may earn Archival Recertification Credits for attending these courses. Learn more here.
Digital credentials (or badges) are a new way for organizations and individuals to document, share, and celebrate accomplishments and showcase lifelong achievement (read more here). Badges for this course are being issued through Credly. Badges can be saved, showcased on social networks (like LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook), or embedded on your website, blog, or resume.Â You can also share them on your own profile page on Credly.com.
Caring for Yesterdayâ€™s Treasuresâ€”Today is made possible through an Institute of Museum and Library Services Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Continuing Education grant to Heritage Preservation. The website and webinars are produced by Learning Times.