Preservation of Archives
Regular Registration: $1,000
This course will provide a foundation for making sound preservation decisions about a variety of archival holdings. The emphasis is on practical and cost effective methodologies. The course will provide an overview of archival materials, focusing on paper-based holdings with attention paid to requirements for machine-readable formats. Topics covered include preservation risks to records and strategies to mitigate those risks, including the environment, handling and use, storage and housing, holdings maintenance, reformatting, emergency preparedness, conservation treatment, and exhibition.
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