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This series of free webinars will provide practical guidelines for the implementation of sustainable energy management practices in collecting institutions. Presentations are designed to enable collections care, facility management and administrative staff in cultural institutions to work together to achieve an optimal preservation environment—one that combines the best possible preservation of collections with the least possible consumption of energy, and is sustainable over time.
Each of the nine webinars will focus on a particular topic, designed to appeal to a range of participants. The earlier presentations are designed for individuals who are new to the subject or need a refresher course. Later presentations are for individuals with more extensive knowledge and those more deeply involved with environmental analysis and management of HVAC systems.
Webinars will be presented by IPI staff unless noted otherwise. Each webinar will be presented on a Wednesday from 2:00 to 3:30 U.S. Eastern Standard Time. Register for one or more webinars at: http://www.ipisustainability.org/webinar-registration/
First one is February 11, 2015 (Beginner / Moderate Level) Register now!
Introduction to Sustainable Practices in Environmental Management
The newsletter helps readers keep current with the latest news, events, trends, initiatives, guidance and tools in information management; libraries and archives.
Here is a link to the newsletter Home Page in English and French. The January 2015 issue has just been released.
For those who are interested in receiving this free online newsletter please send an e-mail to Stephen Gerley at LIbrary and Archives Canada and you will be added to their distribution list. firstname.lastname@example.org
The following courses may be on interest. See Northeast Document Conservation Center for details and registration.
UPCOMING January and February Webinars:
Caring for Paper-Based Collections
Creating Access to Your Collections
Exhibiting Your Collections
Caring for Oversize Paper Artifacts
Caring for Scrapbooks
Writing Your NEH Preservation Assistance Grant (Free)
Spring sessions include new webinars on digital topics as well as caring for photographs, and emergency preparedness.
Visit the TRAINING CALENDAR for Complete Details
Register now - this course is not offered again until 2016!
Preservation Basics for Analog and Digital Collections
The Online Course – Ten Sessions
February 12 – June 18, 2015
$650 ($500 Students)
The Preservation 101 course provides a foundation for effective collections stewardship, prepares participants to complete a preservation needs assessment, and provides structured guidance on developing an institutional disaster plan. Participants interact with their cohorts and the course instructor through the online classroom and live chat during each webinar.
Who Should Attend?
Staff of cultural institutions, government record keepers, or corporate archivists who have taken on a preservation role; who are prioritizing preservation activities; or who are advocating for larger preservation projects. Students are welcome!
Visit PRESERVATION 101 for Complete Details
"…the greatest gift you can give archivists and librarians is the opportunity to share physically and virtually the knowledge found in their collections and holdings." Maarja Krusten
“Of all our national assets, Archives are the most precious; they are the gift of one generation to another and the extent of our care of them marks the extent of our civilization.” Arthur G. Doughty
SEASONS GREETINGS TO ALL AND A HAPPY ARCHIVAL 2015 !!
The Canadian Council of Archives is pleased to announce that the 2015 campaign for the program Young Canada Works (YCW) in Heritage Organizations has been launched. Archival institutions are now able to apply online for both summer projects and internships via the YCW official web site. Internships can be for recent graduates as well as returning students and can be for longer term than summer jobs. So take advantage of this excellent opportunity for financial assistance to complete special projects in your archives.
For more information, please visit the CCA web site (www.cdncouncilarchives.ca/YCW.html) and the YCW website (www.youngcanadaworks.ca/index-eng.cfm) where you will find the links for the program's Guidelines and application forms.
IMPORTANT: The application deadline for both the summer projects and the internships is February 2, 2015. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Louise Charlebois (email@example.com) or Isabelle Alain (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Program Manager, YCW and Volunteer Coordinator/
Gestionnaire de programmes, JCT et Coordonnatrice des bénévoles
Canadian Council of Archives/Conseil canadien des archives
130 Albert, Suite 1201
Ottawa, ON K1P 5G4
Tel/tél:613.565.1222 # 108
Toll free/Sans frais: 1.866.254.1403
The following announcement just came out and should interest many of you.
" As of this morning, the fall 2014 Report of the Auditor General of Canada is available online at: http://www.oag-bvg.gc.ca/internet/English/parl_lpy_e_39214.html. Chapter 7, entitled Documentary Heritage of the Government of Canada is focused on Library and Archives Canada (LAC). LAC accepts the four recommendations made by the Auditor General."
"Actions have already been undertaken to address issues raised in the report regarding records disposition authorities and backlog reduction, as well as LAC's ongoing work to increase digital capacity and become a trusted digital repository. LAC is also working with other Government of Canada departments and agencies to assess the increasing quantity of digital records that they will transfer to LAC in the coming years."
"Moving forward, LAC will keep stakeholders apprised of its work to respond to the recommendations of the Auditor General."
Hilary Morgan Directrice, Relations avec les intervenants et affaires internationales Bibliothèque et Archives Canada / Gouvernement du Canadahilary.email@example.com / Tél : 613-894-4087
Director, Stakeholder Relations and International Affairs Library and Archives Canada / Government of Canadahilary.firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com> / Tel: 613-894-4087
Here's a link to a great little video from Manitoba conservator Jane Dalley on how to make inexpensive but good archival storage boxes. If you have a little time and less money you will find these easy instructions for making your own collection storage boxes very useful. The music sound track is delightful also. Take a look and listen at http://youtu.be/NV1yDGZA0Uc
Address: 411 Richmond Street East, Suite 200, Toronto, ON M5A 3S5
Phone: 647-343-3334 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org