Preservation 101: Preservation Basics for Paper and Media Collections was developed with funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services and is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities. Designed as an introductory course, it grounds participants in the theory and practice of preserving library and archival collections. Preservation 101 is a fully online resource offered in two forms: as a paid, instructor-led course and as a free self-guided course. The instructor-led course has been updated in 2013 to include digital formats.
The Live Online, Instructor-led Course
NEXT OFFERING: Winter 2015
The Instructor-led Preservation 101: Preservation Basics for Analog and Digital Collections course gives participants the foundation needed to be effective collections stewards. This comprehensive introduction prepares participants to complete a preservation needs assessment and provides structured guidance on developing an institutional disaster plan. Revised and updated for the 2013–14 session, the course uses the free online version of Preservation 101 as its textbook, adding expanded resources and assignments, interactive discussions, and new content covering audiovisual and digital formats and digital preservation. Putting theory into practice, participants will develop recommendations for improvement and a long-range preservation plan.
Preservation 101 is a hybrid course. A series of ten live webinars builds on self-paced study through assigned readings. Feedback will be provided by the instructor. The webinars are interactive, and are supported by NEDCC’s Preservation 101 Education Classroom. Participants will have access to webinar recordings, readings, and additional resources, and can communicate with the instructor and fellow participants.
Benefits of Preservation 101, The Instructor-led Course
Contact Frances Harrell, firstname.lastname@example.org, 978-470-1010 ext. 244
The Free Self-guided Version
Preservation 101 self-guided version gives you the basic introduction, texts, and resources to help you build an effective preservation program for your institution. Work through all of the modules, read all content, complete the activities, and recording your thoughts and comments. Allow a minimum of two to three hours to work through each module. [Note: No instructor is available to answer questions in this self-paced version, and no continuing education credit is available for completion of this course.]