In this four-part series, Nicole Menchise, LILRC Digitization and Archives Coordinator, will explain why these documents and policies are key to the operation of an archival repository. Examples will be shared.
The six documents are:
Collections Management Policy -January 15th
Temporary Custody Receipt & Deed of Gift - February 19
Incoming & Outgoing Loan Paperwork - April 16
Emergency/Disaster Plan - May 14
Having policies in place allow archives professionals guidelines for collections management, future acquisitions, lending archives to other organizations for exhibition, assessing preservation needs and planning for emergencies.
Who should attend: librarians serving local history rooms, directors and employees/volunteers of historical societies, house museums or other cultural institutions.
Code of Conduct
For questions, please email Erin Hunter, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Professional Development Hours: 1 (.1 CEUs)
FOR OUR PARTICIPANTS - We have implemented a two step verification process for security purposes and to maintain accurate attendance records. You will need both a LILRC and a Zoom account.
If you do not already have a LILRC account you will be prompted to create one (if you have forgotten your password, and need help resetting it you can email Eliscia at email@example.com).
If you do not already have a zoom account you will be prompted to do so upon logging into the meeting. If this is the first time you are using Zoom, after you have created an account, you can join the meeting by entering the Meeting ID/ Password provided to you in the confirmation email. You can access all subsequent Zoom meetings by clicking the meeting link in the confirmation email.
During this interruption of our normal working day, Nicole Menchise is creating live Zoom 'workshops' for the benefit of anyone interested in best practices for preservation of items at home or work. The workshops are a combination of slides shared on the screen and hands-on techniques.
These webinars are for those interested in getting some practical, professional advice about how to preserve your personal family archives, or are looking to learn something to bring back to their organizations. Plan to budget 60 minutes for each meeting in order to have ample time to cover the topic and to answer comments and questions during and after the webinar.
As the Digitization and Archives Coordinator for LILRC, Menchise is basing these webinars on some elements of the preservation workshops she has done in the past. The inspiration came from the "Ask An Archivist" segment she writes for the Long Island Archives Newsletter published bi-monthly for LILRC. To see the past issues and other publications from LILRC, go to https://lilrc.org/Newsletters.