2011 Archives

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Connecting to Collections:
Continuing Conversation Exchange Program

Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Pre-meeting workshop

Welcome and Opening Remarks

  • Terry L. Davis, President and CEO, American Association for State and Local History
  • Larry L. Reger, President, Heritage Preservation
  • Connie Bodner, Institute of Museum and Library Services

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Implementing Connecting to Collections: Delaware

The Delaware Collections Stewardship Implementation Project is a result of 60 site visits made during the planning phase of the project. The Delaware program includes a variety of preservation workshops and conferences, loan of environmental monitoring equipment, and sharing of preservation policy models. This presentation will focus on a unique collaborative approach for helping institutions inventory their collections, which is a foundation for all other preservation activities.

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Going the Distance: Connecting in a Rural Environment

When your state is big but the population is both small and dispersed, you have additional challenges. Representatives from Montana, South Dakota, and Wyoming will discuss how they met the challenges of creating community and planning for outreach in rural environments. This session may offer ideas for reaching hard-to-reach institutions even in smaller states.

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The Overseas Connection

Fantasy: sandy beaches, warm breezes, and exotic species. Reality: overseas shipping costs, hurricanes/typhoons, and really big bugs. This presentation will offer a glimpse into the challenges of caring for collections outside the continental U.S. Many of the challenges will be familiar, but some are truly unique!

  • Danielle Cunniff Plumer, Texas State Library and Archives Commission (chair)
  • Jane Barnwell, Director, Library and Information Literacy Initiatives, Pacific Resources for Education and Learning
  • Susan Laura Lugo, C.A., Territorial Coordinator for Archives, Government of the Virgin Islands

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Connecting to the Public: Outreach and Advocacy for Collections Care

As part of their Connecting to Collections Statewide Planning Grants, many states included an advocacy element, which included outreach to elected officials. State agencies, and the public. This session will review lessons learned in some of these efforts and provide advice on how to conduct similar activities in your state.

  • Kristen Overbeck Laise, Vice President, Collections Care Programs, Heritage Preservation, Washington, DC

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Connecting to Information: How Does Your Institution Measure Up?

As part of their Connecting to Collections Statewide Planning Grants, many states developed needs assessment surveys, often modeled on the Heritage Health Index. Session participants will review the lessons they learned in creating these surveys and discuss ongoing data collection needs.

  • Ingred Bogel, Executive Director, Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts, Philadelphia, PA

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Connecting to Collections: Tools You Can Use

As part of their Connecting to Collections Statewide Planning Grants, may states began the process of developing or, in some cases, updating statewide disaster plans. In this session, statewide planning and implementation grant representatives will discuss their tools, how they were developed, and tell you where to find them.

  • Thomas F. R. Clareson, Senior Consultant of New Initiatives, LYRASIS, Westerville, OH

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Connecting to the Future: Statewide Disaster Preparedness Planning

As part of their Connecting to Collections Statewide Planning Grants, may states began the process of developing or, in some cases, updating statewide disaster plans. In this session, statewide planning and implementation grant representatives will discuss their approaches to disaster planning at the institutional a statewide level.

  • Gina Minks, Imaging and Preservation Service Manager, Amigos Library Services. Dallas, TX

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