Introduction to Preservation

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This course is an introduction to preserving library collections. It will cover the difference between preservation and conservation and will focus on budget friendly actions that can extend the life of your library collections. Basic collection housekeeping, risk management, appropriate storage and environment, as well as an introduction to emergency preparedness will be covered.

Learning Objectives:

At the end of this class, the attendee should be able to:

  1. Define preservation as it appliess to cultural collections.
  2. Assess the preservation needs of your collections.
  3. Create a basic risk management matrix for your collections.
  4. Choose appropriate storage for your collection.
  5. Identify resources to help you with all your preservation needs.

Target Audience:
Suited for everyone interested in collection preservation.


Homework Expectations and Completion Requirements:

  • Case studies will be presented throughout the course. An individual preservation assessment will be worked on throughout course sessions with the final product turned in at the end of class.
  • It is designed for individual participation; each individual must register.

Technical Requirements:
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Session Duration:
This course consists of four 90-minute session.

Instructor: Gina Minks -

Continuing Education Credit:
Contact Hours: 6

March 2 - 11, 2021

10:00 am - 11:30 am CST

Online Classroom
United States

Phone: 800-843-8482

Amigos Member Individual Registration $ 260.00
Non-member Individual Registration $ 285.00