Workshop: Red Flag! Identifying Preservation Needs While Processing Collections

Presenter: Amelia Parks, Archives Specialist, DHPSNY
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Gaining intellectual control over collections is just one aspect of processing and cataloging. This workshop will focus on developing a system for identifying and prioritizing the collections care needs of items (archival materials, maps, photographs, moving images, etc.) during the accessioning, processing, and cataloging phases. Common degradation issues encountered in collections and methods for assessing condition will be discussed. This session will also present procedures for assigning conservation and housing priorities and will suggest potential “red flags” to alert staff when a conservator should be consulted. Participants will have the opportunity to assess the condition of items in a study collection and assign conservation and housing priorities to each item using the procedures presented in the workshop.


Location Crandall Public Library
251 Glen Street
Glens Falls, NY 12801
When April 18, 2018
9:15am to 3:30pm
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