[Libs-Or] Register Now! Preserving Modern and Contemporary Collections in Libraries and Archives

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Mon Aug 27 09:04:54 PDT 2018


Join the Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts (http://www.ccaha.org) at the Center for Jewish History for Now! And Then? Preserving Modern and Contemporary Collections in Libraries and Archives.

Speakers include:
John Anderies, Director, John J. Wilcox, Jr. Archives, William Way LGBT Community Center
Erin Byrne, Archivist, The Andy Warhol Museum
Kat Fanning, Archivist, Center for Jewish History
Siobhan Hagan, Memory Lab Network Project Manager, DC Public Library
Peter Hirtle, Alumni Fellow, Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, Harvard University
Sarah Hopley, Senior Manager for Collection Services, Center for Jewish History
Nicholas Martin, Librarian for Archival Collections and Reference Services, Fales Library & Special Collections, New York University Libraries
Laura McCann, Conservation Librarian, Barbara Goldsmith Preservation and Conservation Department, New York University Libraries
Maggie Schreiner and Jen Hoyer , Interference Archive
Sady Sullivan, Oral History, Public History Consultant
Bonita L. Weddle, Coordinator, Electronic Records, New York State Archives

About the Conference:
Caring for modern and contemporary collections is a continually evolving challenge. The 20th and 21st centuries have presented a vast array of new materials that have left collections staff in uncharted territory as they address unprecedented preservation problems. Colors change and fade, structures lose their integrity, and material components become obsolete. Libraries, archives, and other collecting institutions must understand the long-term needs of these items in order to determine appropriate priorities for conservation, storage, exhibition, documentation, and digitization. This two-day conference will explore ways to anticipate, plan for, and address preservation concerns in modern and contemporary collections.

This program is intended for collections care staff responsible for modern and contemporary materials in libraries and archives.

Topics include:
• Access and exhibition considerations
• Imaging workflows for in-house digitization
• Intellectual property issues
• Collecting human rights archives
• Born-digital collections
• AV preservation
• Collecting contemporary artists’ archives
• Preserving time capsules

Sponsored by: Spacesaver Corporation (http://www.spacesaver.com)

Registration Details:
Date: Wednesday and Thursday, October 24 - 25, 2018
Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Location: Center for Jewish History, New York, NY

Fees:
$325 Non-members
$275 CCAHA members
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, October 10, 2018
To register, please visit us here: https://goo.gl/RTPcji

About Our Host:
The Center for Jewish History
 15 West 16th Street
New York, NY 10011

Center for Jewish History (http://www.cjh.org) and partner collections span a thousand years, with tens of millions of archival documents (in dozens of languages and alphabet systems), more than 500,000 volumes, as well as thousands of artworks, textiles, ritual objects, recordings, films, and photographs. The Center’s experts are leaders in unlocking archival material for a wide audience through the latest practices in digitization, library science, and public education. As one of the world’s foremost research institutions, the Center offers academic fellowships, symposia, conferences and lectures as well as a wide array of cultural, educational and genealogy programs for the public.

Funding for this program has been generously provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities, with additional support from the William Penn Foundation.


Aja Davis
Preservation Services Assistant

CONSERVATION CENTER
FOR ART & HISTORIC ARTIFACTS

t 215.545.0613 ext. 300
f 215.735.9313

264 S. 23rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

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