Preservation Management: You are the First Responder Part 1


Sponsor: Colorado State Library

Originally aired: 11/06/2013

Presenter: Thomas F. R. Clareson

This workshop was presented by Colorado State Library and funded by an IMLS Colorado Connecting to Collections grant.  Two, one-hour online sessions were held over two days.  The workshop was designed to focus instruction on strategies to manage climate control and the initiation of disaster plan development.

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of this class, students will be able to:

  • Understand effective building maintenance, housekeeping, and security strategies and how they prevent disasters from occurring
  • Employ low-cost to no-cost environmental controls for preservation
  • Identify elements of an effective disaster plan and how to get training necessary to create a disaster plan

Intended Audience: Librarians and staff responsible for preservation and collections care in all types of libraries, and archives.

About Thomas F. R. Clareson

Thomas F. R. Clareson is Senior Consultant for Digital & Preservation Services at LYRASIS, the largest library and cultural heritage network in the U.S.  He consults nationally and internationally on preservation, disaster preparedness and recovery, digitization, special collections/archives, remote storage, funding, and advocacy issues.  He has served as a lead consultant on seventeen Institute of Museum and Library Services “Connecting to Collections” statewide preservation planning grants, and six implementation projects.