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OPC Co-sponsored Preservation Workshop: A Question of Balance: Collection Environment Basics

  • 05 Nov 2014
  • 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Various Locations in November - see description

Ohio Connecting to Collections & Ohio Preservation Council (OPC) Workshop

The Ohio Connecting to Collections partners, in collaboration with the Ohio Preservation Council (OPC) are pleased to announce an additional session of the popular workshop. A Question of Balance: Collection Environment Basics: How to Maintain Your Collection and What to Do if Something Goes Wrong.

Workshop Description: The workshop covers basic collections care, environmental control and emergency response. 

The morning session, will focus on environmental controls and monitoring.  Primary speakers are Tom Clareson, Senior Consultant for Digital & Preservation Services, LYRASIS and Jeff Carr, Registrar/Preparator, Kennedy Museum of Art at Ohio University.  Each location will also feature an area speaker discussing a disaster which occurred at their institution and how they managed to recover.  

The afternoon session is a hands-on program focusing on immediate response to minor water disasters, wet book and artifact recovery with minimal intervention, and resources for the next level of recovery.  It will be conducted by Wes Boomgaarden, Preservation Consultant, Chair, Ohio Preservation Council, Ohio State University Libraries, Emeritus.

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Time: 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (registration begins at 9:15 a.m.)
Cost: Workshop is free, lunch is on your own

November   5 - Newark            John & Christine Warner Library, OSU-Newark 

November   7 - Dayton              South Patterson Building, University of Dayton

November 13  - Perrysburg     BGSU at Levis Commons

November 18  - Akron               Public Library of Akron & Summit Cty.

November 21  - Athens             Kennedy Museum of Art, Ohio University

Go to the State Library event calendar for November, or Click here to register for the desired session(s).  

For questions on the workshop or the Connecting to Collections initiative, please contact Missy Lodge,

The Regional Workshops are an extension of the one-day program Sustainable Preservation Practices: A Partnership of Facilities and Collections Care Staff, with Jeremy Linden, Senior Preservation Environmental Specialist, Image Permanence Institution, to be held on October 21, 2014 at the State Library of Ohio Register Here 

This project is funded by an Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) Connecting to Collections grant awarded to the State Library of Ohio.

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