The Regional Alliance for Preservation provides information and resources on preservation and conservation for cultural institutions and the public throughout the United States.


March 2015

Su M T W Th F S
01 02 03 04 05 06 07
08 09 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30 31 01 02 03 04

Educational Opportunities 

    • Constructing book supports at a CCAHA workshop

RAP organizations offer training and educational programs for professional collections managers. Topics range from environmental monitoring and disaster planning and mitigation, to housekeeping for historic houses and preserving electronic records. Please click on an event for more details.

You are viewing all events

Creating Long-Lasting Digital Prints (Online)

Presented By: NEDCC

Description: Color prints made from digital files are not considered preservation quality and there

are no standards for longevity regarding digital images.  However, there are ways of creating…

Introduction to Digital Imaging (Online)

Presented By: NEDCC

Description: Digitizing photographs and manuscripts can support long term access to archival

collections, as well as create new challenges for institutions. This webinar provides an introduction to the…

Emergency Preparedness (Online)

Presented By: NEDCC

Description: Having an updated disaster plan is a foundational part of effective collections care. This

webinar introduces the central elements of emergency management: assessment and mitigation of risks,…

Introduction to Copyright for Digitization (Online)

Presented By: LYRASIS

Description: Are you planning for a digitization project? Whether you are new to digitization or looking to expand your efforts, you may be considering the copyright issues…

Introduction to Preservation Metadata (Online)

Presented By: LYRASIS

Description: This class introduces preservation metadata as the information you need to know to preserve digital assets over the long term. It reviews the background and context…

Personal Digital Preservation: Bigger than a Shoebox (Online)

Presented By: LYRASIS

Description: For many of us, our correspondence, diaries, research, family photographs, oral histories, and personal expressions are created and saved in a variety of digital forms on multiple…

Disaster Response and Recovery: A Hands-on Intensive (Boalsburg, PA)

Presented by: CCAHA

Thoughtful preparation for an emergency or disaster is one of the most important steps that a cultural institution can take to safeguard collections.  This day-long, hands-on program will…

Advanced Preservation Metadata: How to Make it Happen (Online)

Presented By: LYRASIS

Description: This class builds on Introduction to preservation metadata by providing a walk-through of the PREMIS Data Dictionary. It reviews the information that is considered necessary within that…

Conservation Demystified (Online)

Presented By: NEDCC

Description: Conservation? Treatment? Restoration? Whether you have torn photographs or

scrapbooks that are falling to pieces, planning a conservation project is a multi-step process that may initially seem…

Creating Scrapbooks That Last (Online)

Presented By: NEDCC

Description: Scrapbooks are unique artifacts that represent personal and historical records, but often

include a mix of materials and formats that present a range of preservation issues. This…

Disaster Response and Recovery: A Hands-on Intensive (Allentown, PA)

Presented by: CCAHA

Thoughtful preparation for an emergency or disaster is one of the most important steps that a cultural institution can take to safeguard collections.  This day-long, hands-on program will…

Developing a Disaster Plan (Online)

Presented By: LYRASIS

Description: All libraries, archives and museums need knowledgeable staff and advanced planning to deal with the emergency situations that arise. This preparation allows for a quicker response and…

Grant Writing for Digitization and Preservation Projects (Online)

Presented By: LYRASIS

Description: This four-hour class, which will be offered online in two-hour increments for two successive days, focuses on preparing for and writing grants for digitization and/or preservation projects.…

Protecting Collections: Disaster Prevention, Planning, & Response - Part I (Providence, RI)

Presented by: CCAHA

One of the most important steps a cultural institution can take to safeguard its collections is to be prepared in the event of an emergency or disaster.…

Giving Voice: Interpreting and Preserving Oral Histories (Atlanta, GA)

Presented by: CCAHA

With countless advances made in audiovisual technology during the 20th century, libraries, archives, museums, and historical societies, as well as families and individuals, set out to capture the…

Metadata for Digitization and Preservation (Online)

Presented By: LYRASIS

Description: Metadata is a fundamental element of any digitization project. This class is designed for catalogers and non-catalogers who are planning for access and preservation of digital…

All History is Local: Find, Preserve, and Digitize Collections that Tell the Story (Online)

Presented By: LYRASIS

Description: Community History can refer to the story of a town, a neighborhood, area, or group of people. This history is often built on research found outside of…

Managing Oversized Materials: Care, Handling and Preservation of Posters, Maps, and Other Large Pages in Our Collections (Online)

Presented By: LYRASIS

Description: Architectural drawings, large maps, big works of art on paper, can be fascinating treasures in our collections but can also cause frustrations. How do we transport and…

Boxes within Boxes: Caring for Historic Structures and Collections (Jamaica Plain, MA)

Presented By: NEDCC

Description: Your historic building is not only the first line of defense for any collections held within,

it is often the largest and most complicated item in your…

Identification and Preservation of Prints (Bryn Mawr, PA)

Presented by: CCAHA

Prints of various time periods, from fine art to more common ephemera, are often prevalent in collections.  The preservation of prints must consider the intricacies of media, the…