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VIRTUAL Quarterly Meeting & Round Table Discussion on the Quarantine of Materials

  • 17 Sep 2020
  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Cisco Webex

Join us September 17th, at 10am for the OPC September Quarterly Membership Meeting online via Cisco Webex.  Following the business meeting, please join us in the discussion of how our institutions are handling materials safely during the time of COVID-19 (please see the discussion recording below).

Please email Ashleigh for the meeting password:

Meeting Information

Ohio Preservation Council (OPC) Quarterly Meeting        

Thursday, September 17, 2020   

10:00 am  |  (UTC-04:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)  |  2 hrs    

Agenda (10 - 11am):

1. Call to order, agenda review, introductions (Ashleigh Schieszer, OPC Chair Elect)

2. Chair-Elect Report (Ashleigh Schieszer, Chair-Elect)

    • Moving into Chair position
    • LSTA and Prof Development Grant

    4. Review of the Council’s finances (Miriam Nelson, Treasurer)

    5. Membership updates (Chloe Kie, Membership)

    6. Marketing & Outreach Committee (Andrew Mancuso)

    7.  Education & Programming Committee report (Holly Prochaska & Kim Hoffman, Education and Programs)

      • Introduction to Kim Hoffman, Preservation Librarian at Miami University Libraries

        8.  2020-21 OPC future meetings discussion

        15 Minute Break (11:00 - 11:15)

        Round Table Discussion: Preservation and Materials Quarantine  (11:15 - 12pm)

        Has your facility reopened in some capacity? Please join us in discussion on how the quarantine of materials has affected your institution's practices. We will review the most up to date REALM results and kick off the topic by introducing ourselves and how the pandemic has affected the level at which our facility has reopened.  Discussion topics will include the following:

        • What level of access is your place of work providing to physical materials?
        • After use, are materials being quarantined? How long? 
        • Does the length of quarantine time depend on the material composition (plastic, paper, cloth, etc.)?
        • Does the length of quarantine time depend on the material type (teaching collections, reserves, circulating materials, non-circulating materials, etc.)?
        • If materials are not being quarantined, are they being disinfected/wiped down?
        • Are materials being quarantined after internal/staff use, i.e. between units/departments?
        • Are there new preservation processes, procedures, or communication models that you have instituted that you would like to share?

        Adjourn (12pm)

        Access to the recording of the round table discussion can be found on YouTube:

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        This project was supported in whole or in part by federal Institute of Museum and Library Services funds, granted through the State Library of Ohio.  The opinions expressed herein do not necessarily reflect the position or policy of IMLS or the State Library of Ohio, and no official endorsement by either agency should be inferred.

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