Preservation Management Fundamentals for Libraries and Cultural Heritage Institutions

Speaker Tom Clareson
Senior Consultant for Digital & Preservation Services LYRASIS Thomas F. R. Clareson joined PALINET (which became LYRASIS in 2009 when PALINET, SOLINET, and  NELINET merged to form a new organization) in October 2005.  Clareson led PALINET’s digital collections creation and management services, preservation services, and consulting activities, and was responsible ...

Senior Consultant for Digital & Preservation Services
LYRASIS


Thomas F. R. Clareson joined PALINET (which became LYRASIS in 2009 when PALINET, SOLINET, and  NELINET merged to form a new organization) in October 2005.  Clareson led PALINET’s digital collections creation and management services, preservation services, and consulting activities, and was responsible for establishing new services and funding sources, grant writing, and outreach to the museum and historical society communities.


 


In his new capacity for LYRASIS, Clareson consults nationally and internationally on preservation, digitization, special collections/archives, remote storage, funding, and advocacy issues.


 


With 20 years of experience in preservation and digitization services, Tom was previously Global Product Manager at OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc.; he also served in various capacities at Amigos Library Services, Inc.  Tom holds an MLS from Kent State University, an MA from Ohio State University, and a BA from Ohio Wesleyan University.  Formerly a representative from the Society of American Archivists to the Joint Committee on Archives, Libraries, and Museums, he currently serves on the Board of Trustees of Heritage Preservation, the national institute for preservation and conservation advocacy.


 


Throughout his career, Clareson has consulted and worked with all types and sizes of academic and public libraries, archives, museums, and various other cultural heritage institutions.  He has successfully conducted over 200 site surveys covering preservation, digitization, and special collections-related issues.

Full Description
This workshop will help attendees build their preservation program.  It covers preservation program basics including environmental control, disaster preparedness and recovery, collections care and storage issues, digitization and digital preservation basics, and grantwriting/fundraising basics for preservation and digitization projects.
 
Who should attend:
Staff and administration from libraries, archives, historical societies, and museums that do not have a preservation plan or want to expand their preservation policies and program will benefit from attending this session.
 
By the end of this program, participants will:
- Be able to start writing disaster plans and other preservation policies for their institution.
- Know where to apply for preservation grants.
- Know how to start an environmental monitoring program.
Organizer Laura Forshay

When?

Wed, Nov. 30 - Thu, Dec. 1, 2011
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. US/Eastern

How Much?

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Where?

METRO Training Center (4th floor)
57 E. 11th Street
New York, NY 10003
US