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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.

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Writing Your Preservation Assistance Grant

Presented By:       NEDCC


Description: This webinar covers the issues that should be considered when preparing to submit an

NEH Preservation Assistance Grant.  Emphasis will be on preparing the grant narrative,…

Caring for Scrapbooks

Presented By: NEDCC


Description: Scrapbooks are unique artifacts that combine personal and historical records, often representing family moments alongside local and national history.  This webinar will discuss the issues to consider in…

Writing Your Preservation Assistance Grant (Online)

Presented By: NEDCC


Description: This webinar covers the issues that should be considered when preparing to submit an NEH Preservation Assistance Grant.  Emphasis will be on preparing the grant narrative, making…

Caring for Photographs (Online)

Presented By: NEDCC 


Description: From daguerreotype portraits to poster-sized panoramas, photographs are an integral part of many archival collections.  This webinar provides an introduction to the preservation of photographs, focusing on photographic…

Caring for Oversized Paper Artifacts (Online)

Presented By: NEDCC


Description: Blueprints, movie posters, regional maps - many libraries and archives have a range of oversized works within their collections.  This webinar will cover the preservation of large works…

Introduction to Emergency Preparedness and Risk Management (Online)

Presented By: Balboa Art Conservation Center


Location: Online


Speaker: Marcelle Lunau


Time: March 10 & 11th, 2015 at 11 am. (PST)


Fee: $60


For further information and to registrater: …

Housekeeping for Historic Collections (Philadelphia, PA)

Presented by: CCAHA


Mold spores are always present, even in the cleanest of spaces. When too much moisture is present, due to a water leak or a poorly functioning HVAC…

Caring for Microforms (Online)

Presented By: NEDCC


Description: Although not as common as they once were, microfilm and fiche are still found in many collections and repositories.  Microforms present a range of processing and material questions…

Care of Collections: Paper (Seattle, WA

Presented By: Balboa Art conservation Center


Collection policies, plans, and procedures will fulfill an institutional commitment to preservation, if established systematically and managed mindfully. Participants will learn the purpose, function, and…

Care of Collections: Metal Objects

 Presented By: Balboa Art conservation Center



This workshop will provide a basic introduction to metals and their properties, the metals and alloys used in ancient and historic objects, and some…

Environmental Monitoring: Gathering, Understanding, and Using Your Data (Seattle, WA)

 Presented By: Balboa Art conservation Center


This workshop will help you understand how temperature, relative humidity, pollutants, light, and pests can affect collections. Discussion of how to monitor, collect and…

Disaster Recovery for Wet Collections: The First 24-48 Hours (Seattle, WA)

 Presented By: Balboa Art conservation Center


Disaster Response requires quick action and decisions, while recovery requires expertise and time. Both require preparation and staff training. Participants in this workshop will…

Condition Reporting for Collections Managers (Seattle, WA)

 Presented By: Balboa Art conservation Center


This workshop introduces participants to condition reports, the equipment and tools needed, and approaches to examination.  Materials, conditions and terminology for paintings, paper-based materials,…

Preservation: Policies, Plans and Procedures (Seattle, WA)

 Presented By: Balboa Art conservation Center


Collection policies, plans, and procedures will fulfill an institutional commitment to preservation, if established systematically and managed mindfully. Participants will learn the purpose, function,…

Caring for Originals during Scanning Project (Online)

Presented By: LYRASIS


Description: Are you planning a digitization process at your institution? Have you considered the preservation implications of such a project? It is important that the preservation concerns be…

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…