Preservation Best Practices: Fundamentals and Facilities

Course Objectives:

Presenter: Laura Hortz Stanton

The Series: This series of four webinars will provide participants with an overview of the preservation standards for the many aspects of collections care, will give benchmarks for measuring and improving preservation within an organization, and give guidelines for establishing a preservation program.

This Webinar: The first in this series will cover basic preservation and collections care concepts and will give participants an introduction to establishing a preservation program within their institution. In addition, this session will discuss the role that facilities, security, and housekeeping have in the long-term preservation of collections.

Intended Audience: This webinar will be of interest to librarians, archivists, collections managers, curators, and other staff members involved in collections care who must manage a variety of tasks, including implementation of collections management plans and policies, management of environmental controls and storage conditions, and provision for safe use and exhibition of collections.