Audiovisual Preservation and Digital Preservation Workshops Offered August 22 and 23


Posted by OMA on 06/24/2019

Two Workshops for Smaller Institutions Announced for August

The Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC) is sponsoring two upcoming workshops at the Oklahoma History Center. The Oklahoma Department or Libraries, Oklahoma Historical Records Advisory Board, Oklahoma History Center, Oklahoma Historical Society and Oklahoma Museums Association are in support of these workshops.

Scholarship opportunity:
NEDCC and the Oklahoma Historical Records Advisory Board are offering a limited number of scholarships to workshop participants to cover the registration fee and partial travel expenses. To be considered, fill out this form here. Please do NOT register until the scholarships have been awarded. A slot will be held for you once you submit your scholarship application. Please email [email protected] with any questions. Thank you!


Audiovisual Preservation for Smaller Institutions

August 22, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Registration deadline: August 15, 2019
Maximum class size: 40
Instructor: TBD
Location: Musser Learning Lab Oklahoma Historical Society 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105
Registration fee $40.00
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This one-day workshop gives participants the foundation needed to be effective collections stewards for audiovisual materials. The curriculum covers format identification and risks to audiovisual materials; care and handling; inventory and assessment, and planning reformatting and digitization projects. The instructor will provide the information that participants need to create inventories of audiovisual holdings and to develop a reformatting timeline for priority materials, and will lead activities designed to identify common format carriers found in collections.  More information


Digital Preservation for Smaller Institutions
August 23, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Registration deadline: August 15, 2019
Maximum class size: 40
Instructor: Jaime Schumacher, Digital POWRR Project NEDCC (TBD)
Location: Musser Learning Lab Oklahoma Historical Society 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105
Registration fee $40.00
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NEDCC has partnered with the Digital POWRR Project to develop a one-day workshop with a focus on practical tips and activities for small organizations that have fewer than $500 per year to devote to digital preservation efforts. Participants will gain confidence to move from digital preservation theory to practice by understanding the different policies and tools needed to approach building a digital preservation program. The workshop will include several activities, including how to assess digital preservation using the NDSA Levels of Preservation, and will include hands-on experience with basic digital preservation tools that can be used even at institutions with limited budgets. More information

NOTE: This is not a workshop on how to scan or digitize materials. Participants are required to bring a laptop in order to participate in the hands-on activity. Please contact [email protected] if you are unable to bring a laptop.