Preservation Best Practices for Collections Stewardship

FREE Webinar series sponsored by the California Preservation Program – first one Thursday, November 21
Preservation Best Practices for Collections Stewardship


Librarians, archivists, collections managers, curators, and other staff members involved in collections care must manage a variety of tasks, including implementation of collections management plans and policies, management of environmental controls and storage conditions, and provision for safe use and exhibition of collections.  This webinar series will provide participants with an overview of the preservation standards for the many aspects of collections care, will give benchmarks for measuring and improving preservation within an organization, and give guidelines for establishing a preservation program.

Webinars are free of charge. You can pre-register at the links below. If registering with less than 30 MINUTES from the start of the webinar, you can join directly by clicking the Join Now button. If you pre-register, you will receive an email with login link and a reminder email the day before the event. Webinars will be archived the following day and available for viewing before the next session in the series.

Webinar Presenter: Laura Hortz Stanton,Director of Preservation Services, Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts

Session 1: Fundamentals and Facilities                                

     Thursday, November 21, 2013 12:00-1:00 PM Pacific


The first in a series of four webinars, this session will cover basic preservation and collections care concepts and will give participants an introduction to establishing a preservation program within their institution.  In addition, this session will discuss the role that facilities, security, and housekeeping have in the long-term preservation of collections.


Session 2: The Role of Environment in Collections Care: Temperature & RH, Lighting, and Pest Management

     Thursday, December 5, 2013 12:00-1:00 PM Pacific


Understanding and having control over environmental conditions for collections is a significant factor in good stewardship.  This webinar will explain the role that temperature, relative humidity, and light have in collections care and give tips for monitoring storage and display environments.  Integrated pest management will also be discussed. 


Session 3: Collections Care: Handling, Access, Storage, and Exhibition

                     Thursday, December 12, 2013 12:00-1:00 PM Pacific


Providing access to collections for patrons and visitors is fundamental to the work of librarians, archivists, and collections managers.  However, if access is not thoughtfully approached it can be detrimental to collections preservation.  In this webinar attendees will learn tips for providing effective storage, handling, and exhibition strategies that marry preservation and access.


Session 4: Planning and Prioritizing: Tools for Success

                     Thursday, December 19, 2013 12:00-1:00 PM  Pacific


Establishing a formal, or informal, preservation program can be overwhelming.  This final webinar in the series will discuss the role of policies in establishing a systematic approach to preservation within an institution.  Various planning tools and resources, including those available through the California Preservation Program, will be covered to help with setting preservation priorities.

An Infopeople Webinar series, sponsored by the California Preservation Program, a project of the California State Library, supported in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian.

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