Toolkits from National Trust for Historic Preservation November 20, 2013Posted by jenmoss8 in Uncategorized.
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This Preservation Nation blog features toolkits on how you can get involved in preserving historic buildings in your community!
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Mammoth Materials: How to Preserve Posters, Maps, and More 11/14/2013 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST
Architectural drawings, large maps, big works of art on paper, all have unique characteristics but cause common frustrations. How do we transport and store them? How do we display them? This class is designed for those professionals who understand, care for, and manage collections containing unbound oversized paper artifacts (e.g., posters, maps, oversized bound materials, architectural drawings, etc.). It will review the basics of preservation for paper collections including agents of deterioration, collections care priority setting, handling, and storage. Additionally, it will provide a brief overview of photo and mechanical reproductive processes found in architectural drawing collections. Participants will learn creative solutions to some of the most common obstacles to handling, storing and displaying large, flat paper collections.
To register or to see full LYRASIS class schedule go to https;//www.lyrasis.org/Pages/Events/aspx
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Learn more about creating a community-wide network for disaster response in this FREE session from Lyrasis. A live webinar is being provided from the conference center!
The second event in the LYRASIS Preservation Town Hall Series, the Cooperative Community Emergency Response and Recovery Town Hall, will be held December 6, from 9 am to 12 noon ET, at the Georgia Tech Global Learning Center in Atlanta, Georgia (with a live webcast in addition to the in-person event).
There are many examples of cultural heritage organizations working with emergency management agencies to create community-wide networks that support joint planning, response and recovery. These partnerships also foster emergency readiness amongst the individual members of the network. Regardless of whether the disaster affects just one building or multiple states, these networks have been successful. Yet, every network is unique. Individual communities have developed their networks in a variety of ways to address political, organizational, and geographic issues. These meetings will focus on how local planning can lead to successful regional disaster response and recovery efforts.
Featured speakers for the Town Hall at Georgia Tech include:
- Lori Foley, Vice President for Emergency Programs, Heritage Preservation
- Christine Wiseman, Head, Digital Services Unit, Robert W. Woodruff Library of the Atlanta University Center and Heritage Emergency Response Alliance – Atlanta, Steering Committee
- Mona K Vance, Archivist, Columbus-Lowndes Public Library
- Alix Bentrud, Preservation Services Librarian, LYRASIS
The LYRASIS Preservation Town Hall Series is hosted by LYRASIS and supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). These meetings provide an opportunity to learn about and share best practices, firsthand experiences, and helpful resources from experts in the community and your colleagues. All sessions will be FREE for participants. The December 6th town hall meeting will be the second time we address this topic. The first was held October 8th at Temple University in Philadelphia.