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.
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.