The Connecting to Collections partners are pleased to announce an upcoming two day preservation boot camp.
Registration for the conference is free and lodging and meals are covered by the Connecting to Collections grant. The Preservation Boot Camp will take place July 31 – August 1 at the Holiday Inn Worthington.
Both practical and tactical, the preservation boot camp will be a focused, educational event which will bring together the best practitioners in the state to showcase Ohio best practices. Sessions will address key preservation issues, including environmental controls, demonstrations for disaster recovery, collections care, and digital collection basics. Sessions will include “How to Build Your Preservation Program” conducted by Wes Boomgaarden, Head of the Preservation & Reformatting Department at The Ohio State University Libraries and Laura Hortz Stanton, Director of Preservation Services, Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts and a “Preservation Program Basics” with panelists Holly Prochaska, Head of Preservation Services and Lab, University of Cincinnati Libraries, Kathy Lechuga, Conservator, University of Cincinnati Libraries, Jennifer Souers Chevraux, Education Outreach Officer, Intermuseum Conservation Association, and Christine Shearer, Development Director, Canton Art Museum. Breakout sessions include “Collections Care” with Alexandra Nicolis Coon, Executive Director, Massillon Museum of Art and Jun Fransicso, Director of Collections, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, and “Digitization/Digital Preservation Basics” with Janet Carlton, Digital Initiatives, Ohio University Alden Library, Laurie Gemmill, LYRASIS, and Jillian Carney, Manager, Digital Services, Ohio Historical Society.
The event will bring together teams comprised of museum/history staff and library staff as a means of encouraging collaboration and shared problem-solving. Attendees will be asked to provide outreach and information to other cultural organizations in their home areas following the Boot Camp.
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