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Subject: SOLINET workshops

SOLINET workshops

From: Alicia Riley <ariley>
Date: Friday, September 19, 2003
SOLINET, Inc., the Southeastern Library Network, is pleased to
announce our Fall 2003 Preservation Workshops (Please excuse
cross-posting):

Care and Cataloging of Map Collections
The Historic New Orleans Collection, New Orleans LA
Monday, October 27, 2003
9 am to 4 pm

    Institutions caring for large map collections find that these
    collections pose special problems. Many are oversized or rolled
    and hard to store; others are unique and require special
    cataloging.

    This one-day workshop covers basic care and cataloging issues of
    map collections. The first half is devoted to a discussion of
    the characteristics of the materials; a review of factors that
    cause the deterioration of materials: environment, chemical, and
    physical deterioration; an outline of storage, handling and
    other preservation issues; and an overview of developing use
    policies. The second half gives a basic introduction to the maps
    format and map cataloging principles, including the major
    differences between book and map cataloging in the areas of main
    entry, chief source of information, physical description, and
    notes. MARC tagging, scale, projection and coordinates, and
    subject classification will be discussed, as well as resources
    for map cataloging and tips on searching for copy.

    The workshop is designed for staff of libraries, archives or
    other cultural institutions as a basic introduction to
    preservation issues and basic cataloging procedures for map
    collections. Instructors are Marlee Dorn, Continuing Education
    and Training, and Tina Mason, Preservation Field Services.

    Cost is $105 SOLINET members ($95 early bird, $125 late
    registration), $145 Non-members ($135 early bird, $165 late
    registration). Any institution in Louisiana qualifies for the
    member rate.

Disaster Preparedness
SOLINET, Atlanta GA
Wednesday, October 29, 2003
9am-4pm

    Libraries and archives are vulnerable to a variety of disasters.
    Collections have been damaged by fire, smoke, flooding, burst or
    leaking pipes, and a host of other disasters. To prevent
    unnecessary loss of materials, librarians and archivists must be
    prepared to handle both minor incidents and large-scale
    emergencies.

    This one-day workshop will provide the training necessary to
    plan, organize and execute a disaster plan and a salvage
    operation. In addition to in-depth discussion on the disaster
    planning process, there will be demonstrations of salvage
    techniques, including air-drying books, packing out wet
    materials, separating and drying manuscripts, rinsing books, and
    drying photographic materials.

    This workshop is designed for staff members responsible for, or
    interested in, organizing and implementing institutional or
    cooperative disaster preparedness and response procedures.

    Cost is $105 SOLINET members ($95 early bird, $125 late
    registration), $145 Non-members ($135 early bird, $165 late
    registration). Any institution in Georgia qualifies for the
    member rate.

Care of Photographic Materials
University of Kentucky, Lexington KY
Wednesday, November 5, 2003,
9 am-4 pm

    This full-day introductory workshop is designed to aid cultural
    institutions in developing preservation strategies based on
    real-world issues; for example storage conditions and handling
    guidelines for photographic collections that provide protection
    and access.

    Among the topics covered: photographic materials and processes;
    issues with prints, color, film, glass, albums, etc.;
    environment and storage specifications; handling and housing
    guidelines; exhibition issues; duplication and reformatting; new
    technologies; collection maintenance; and preservation planning.

    Instructor: Andrew Robb is a photograph conservator whose
    clients have included the National Gallery of Art, the Library
    of Congress, The National Museum of American Art, and the
    National Museum of American History.

    The workshop is designed for those who have photograph
    collections and will be particularly significant for those who
    are responsible for the care or use of these materials.

    Cost is $105 SOLINET members ($95 early bird, $125 late
    registration), $145 Non-members ($135 early bird, $165 late
    registration). Any institution in Kentucky qualifies for the
    member rate.

Digital Preservation: Ensuring Access to Electronic Resources
Central North Carolina Regional Library
Burlington NC
Wednesday, November 5, 2003
9 am-4 pm

    The issue of long-term access to digital information has become
    an issue of increasing concern to institutions, information
    professionals, and the preservation community. Organizations are
    rising to the challenge through collaboration and research in
    order to find best practices and define standards that can be
    followed. Best practices to the digital preservation challenge
    are emerging and information professionals now have some models
    to follow.

    This one-day session is designed to introduce the concepts and
    challenges of preserving digital information. Topics covered
    include: The concept of preservation in a digital world,
    management of digital collections (born digital and converted
    collections), licensing, selection criteria, metadata,
    preservation best practices, and discussion of various research
    efforts.

    This workshop is designed for information professionals with
    responsibility for providing long-term access to digital
    resources.

    Cost is $155 SOLINET members ($145 early bird, $175 late
    registration), $195 Non-members ($185 early bird, $215 late
    registration). Any institution in North Carolina qualifies for
    the member rate.

Archives Preservation: Holdings Maintenance
University of Alabama-Birmingham, Birmingham AL
Wednesday, November 12, 2003
9 am-4 pm

    During this workshop participants will: review the nature of
    materials found in archives and the preservation problems they
    pose; review factors that cause the deterioration of materials;
    environment, chemical, and physical deterioration; outline the
    goals of a holdings maintenance program and the procedures used
    in carrying out holdings maintenance activities; learn to
    evaluate materials and supplies used during holdings maintenance
    activities.

    This workshop is designed for archives staff as a basic
    introduction to preservation issues and the holdings maintenance
    activities performed during arrangement and description.

    Cost is $115 SOLINET members ($105 early bird, $135 late
    registration), $155 Non-members ($145 early bird, $175 late
    registration). Any institution in Alabama qualifies for the
    member rate.

Basic Collections Care
Arlington County Department of Libraries, Arlington VA
Thursday, December 11, 2003
9 am-4 pm

    Public library and school media center circulating collections
    are subjected to a lot of wear and tear.  Most libraries perform
    some minor repair on their damaged materials.  Despite staff
    members' good intentions, some materials and procedures used can
    shorten the useful life of the book, make it hard to open, and
    cause more problems later.

    This one-day workshop will teach staff how to minimize damage to
    collections by learning proper use, handling and storage of
    collections.  Also covered are simple, economical and
    preservation-quality repairs on materials for public libraries.
    The session emphasizes techniques that are most often needed in
    public libraries, do not require expensive equipment and
    supplies, and can be performed successfully by clerical or
    student support staff after a short training period.

    The workshop will NOT cover techniques for the repair of
    research collections or materials that are special, rare, or
    archival.

    Cost is $115 SOLINET members ($105 early bird, $135 late
    registration), $155 Non-members ($145 early bird, $175 late
    registration). Any institution in Virginia qualifies for the
    member rate.

For more information or to register, contact

    Vanessa Richardson
    800-999-8558
    vanessa_richardson [at] solinet__net

or see <URL:http://www.solinet.net> for full descriptions and online
registration.


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