[Heritage] Free collections, disaster workshops planned for Portland May 9 - 10
heritage.info at state.or.us
Thu Apr 18 08:02:09 PDT 2013
Workshops that enable libraries, archives and museums in Oregon to care
for their collections better, including preparing for disasters, will
take place May 9 – 10 in Portland.
“These training sessions will enable the volunteers and staff of these
organizations to give better care and protection for the important
records and treasures they,” said project director Kyle Jansson.
People may attend one or both days of training. Pre-registration is
required for these free workshops.
The collections care workshop on May 9 will cover the topics of
collection policy, preservation planning, collections assessments,
environmental controls, collections problem solving, and solving
conundrums through networking.
The emergency preparedness workshop on May 10 includes connecting with
emergency responders, disaster planning, identifying threats and
resources, collections prioritization, and involving the public in
The workshops will include lectures, hands-on activities, discussions,
guest presentations, and small-group work. Designed for archives,
libraries and museums, they will be relevant to people with little
collections experience, as well to those with significant experience.
For more information and registration, visit the Connecting to
Collections website at http://www.oregon.gov/oprd/HCD/OHC/Pages/C2C.aspx
For more information, contact heritage.info at state.or.us or
The workshops are funded by a grant from the Institute of Museum and
Library Services to a coalition of statewide organizations, including
the Oregon Library Association and the Oregon State Library, led by the
Oregon Heritage Commission.
The 2013 Heritage Conference program (
http://www.oregon.gov/oprd/HCD/OHC/Pages/conference.aspx ) is now
available! Register now (
http://www.oregon.gov/oprd/HCD/OHC/Pages/conference.aspx ) for the
conference in Portland May 9 and 10.
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provides technical support and services to people and organizations
documenting, preserving, interpreting and sharing Oregon's heritage.
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