Attention NJ institutions: low-cost collections care training available!

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      The New Jersey State Library is leading a two-year initiative to address urgent collections care needs in New Jersey, through educational programs and training. Intended to reach collections care professionals and volunteers, these programs will encourage the use of best practices, support targeted fundraising and marketing, increase the use of existing resources, and accelerate the development of collaborative strategies.

      PROGRAMS

      DIGITIZATION BASICS
      This workshop will help your institution get started in the development of a digital program. The session includes discussion of the tools you can use for scanning; basic hardware, software, and metadata issues; use of in-house or outsourced services to digitize; collaborative digitization; practical planning decisions for staffing; and budgeting for digital activities.

      Speaker: Thomas F.R. Clareson, Senior Consultant, Digital & Preservation Services, LYRASIS
      Fee: $25

      Schedule:
      April 9 – Morris Museum, Morristown
      April 10 – Monmouth County Archives, Monmouth County Library Headquarters, Manalapan
      April 23 – WheatonArts, Milville
      April 24 – Free Public Library of Hasbrouck Heights, Hasbrouck Heights

      PRINCIPLES OF ARCHIVAL MANAGEMENT
      This workshop will focus on topics of collection management in archival collections, particularly accessioning, processing, and providing access to material. There will also be some discussion about leveraging scarce resources, particularly funding and staffing.

      Speaker: Rachel Onuf, Archival Consultant
      Fee: $25

      Schedule:
      May 7 – Morris Museum, Morristown
      May 8 – Monmouth County Archives, Monmouth County Library Headquarters, Manalapan
      May 14 – WheatonArts, Milville
      May 15 – Free Public Library of Hasbrouck Heights, Hasbrouck Heights

      HOUSING SOLUTIONS
      This workshop will address concerns in creating safe and effective housing for the storage and display of paper art and artifacts. Participants will have the opportunity to create a few simple enclosures. *Limited to 24 participants

      Speaker: Jessica Makin, Manager of Housing & Framing, CCAHA
      Fee: $35 (includes $10 materials fee)

      Schedule:
      March 13 – Free Public Library of Hasbrouck Heights, Hasbrouck Heights
      June 11 – Morris Museum, Morristown
      June 18 – WheatonArts, Milville
      June 20 – Monmouth County Archives, Monmouth County Library Headquarters, Manalapan

      PRESERVING YOUR PHOTOGRAPHIC COLLECTIONS
      This workshop will examine suitable housing supplies, including paper, plastics, interleaving papers, boxes, and more. Environmental parameters for storage, proper labeling techniques, and safe handling of photographs will also be discussed.

      Speaker: Rachel Wetzel, Photograph Conservator, CCAHA
      Fee: $25

      Schedule:
      March 6 – Free Public Library of Hasbrouck Heights, Hasbrouck Heights
      August 13 – Morris Museum, Morristown
      August 20 – WheatonArts, Milville
      August 22 – Monmouth County Archives, Monmouth County Library Headquarters, Manalapan

      PRESERVATION BEST PRACTICES FOR OPTIMAL COLLECTIONS CARE
      This program will provide participants with an overview of the preservation standards for the many aspects of collections care.

      Speaker: Laura Hortz Stanton, Director of Preservation Services, CCAHA
      Fee: $25

      Schedule:
      July 9 – Morris Museum, Morristown
      July 11 – Monmouth County Archives, Monmouth County Library Headquarters, Manalapan
      July 16 – WheatonArts, Milville
      July 17 – Free Public Library of Hasbrouck Heights, Hasbrouck Heights

      NOTES
      * Programs are 9:30am – 3:30pm
      * Lunch will be provided.
      * Refunds will be given until two weeks prior to the program date, minus a $10 cancellation fee.
      * If you have special needs, please contact CCAHA at least three weeks prior to the program date so that accommodations can be made.

      REGISTRATION & PAYMENT
      Registration deadline: Two weeks prior to program date

      Registration, secure credit card payment, and additional program information are available at http://www.ccaha.org/education/program-calendar.
      This programming is presented by the New Jersey State Library and the Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts, with generous funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

      Project partners: New Jersey State Archives, Newark Museum, The New Jersey State Museum, The New Jersey Historical Commission, and Rutgers University.

      KIMBERLY MAGYAR
      Preservation Services Assistant
      264 S. 23RD STREET
      PHILADELPHIA, PA 19103
      t 215.545.0613 f 215.735.9313
      e KMAGYAR@CCAHA.ORG

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