Basic Collections Care
This all-day workshop will introduce you to basic collections care principles and practices and will cover the following topics
- What is preservation vs. conservation
- Environmental concerns
- How to survey and process collections
- What is provenance and what is the difference between finding original order and creating original order?
- Determining what re-housing materials you will need for your collections
- Accession records for manuscript versus artifacts.
- Staff and Volunteer management—how to optimize workflow
Attendees will also have an opportunity for on-hands archival work for better understanding of collections care.
The goal of this workshop is to familiarize attendees to the world of archival and special collections care from manuscripts to artifacts.
Attendees may stay after workshop to enjoy a tour of the Aroostook Country Genealogical Society collection and Caribou Public Library archives.
Morning coffee and bagels are included with registration.
9:00AM - Coffee, bagels, and registration in the History Room
9:30-12:00 - Workshop part 1—theory and practice
12:00-1:00 - Lunch in the Caribou Room (enjoy your own or go to a local eatery
1:00-3:30 Workshop part 2—hands-on work
3:30-4:30 Optional social mixer with refreshments in the Caribou Room
This workshop is presented by Anastasia S. Weigle, Director of Library and Special Collections at the Caribou Public Library
This event is hosted in the History Room at the Caribou Public Library.
Online registration will be open through May 22. To register after this date, contact Anastasia Weigle at 207-493-5946.
The size of the workshop space limits registration to 15 participants - register early to reserve your space!
MAM members enjoy discounted registration (please log in first). If you're not a member, join today!