Posted by: kansaschern | September 2, 2014

SEPTEMBER IS NATIONAL PREPAREDNESS MONTH!

The Ready Campaign established four universal building blocks of emergency preparedness: Be informed, Make a Plan, Build a Kit, and Get Involved. America’s PrepareAthon! builds on this foundation by encouraging millions of Americans to focus on a simple, specific activity that will increase preparedness. 

 During National Preparedness Month (NPM), the Ready Campaign asks you, your family, community, school and workplace to take action by planning a National PrepareAthon! Day on or around September 30th.  They recommend using digital media tools as a way to promote National Preparedness Month, September 1st-30th.

 The 2014 National Preparedness Month theme is: “Be Disaster Aware, Take Action to Prepare”

Join in at the links above!

 

Posted by: kansaschern | June 20, 2014

Department of the Interior Hazard Mapping

Department of the Interior Hazard Mapping.

Posted by: kansaschern | June 9, 2014

New C2C Webinar & Live Chat–Storage Solutions

Storage Solutions

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. (Eastern)

With the vast majority of our nation’s cultural heritage in storage, how art and artifacts are housed is one of the most important factors for their long-term preservation. Upgrading storage conditions certainly isn’t rocket science, but it does take time and resources. Small and incremental steps, though, can make striking improvements to the way we store our collections. This hour-long webinar will focus on storeroom and storage mount solutions that can be reasonably constructed by museum personnel and will introduce online resources that can help.

Featured Expert: Rachael Perkins Arenstein, A.M. Art Conservation, LLC, Conservation Treatment, Preservation Consulting & Collection Management
Featured Resources: 

As always, you do not need to be a registered member of the Online Community to participate in this webinar. Simply click on the green “Access Meeting Room” button on the right-hand side of the home page. Once there, enter your name and location and click enter. You will be redirected to the webinar. If you’re having difficulty, please take a look at our technical check page. An archive of the event will be posted to the Online Community following the live event.

Posted by: kansaschern | June 9, 2014

Navigating Public Assistance Following a Disaster

Navigating Public Assistance Following a Disaster
Live Webinar and Chat
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
3:30 – 5:00 pm Eastern
Instructor: Kristy Barbier, Program Specialist – Appeals Team, Public Assistance, FEMA Region VI

Who Should Attend?
Interested members of a state cultural heritage emergency network, including but not limited to:

  • Representatives of state cultural agencies – State Library, State Museum, State Archives, State Arts Council, State Humanities Council, State Historic Preservation Office – who have an obligation (whether legal or moral) to assist their constituents following a disaster
  • Representatives of state, county, and local emergency management (EM) agencies
  • Representatives of national, regional, or state museum associations

Although the information is relevant to all cultural institutions, we’d like to keep participation in the live webinar down to a manageable number so the instructor can field questions that apply primarily to state cultural and EM agencies. Our aim is to provide information that’s most useful to network members, who will then be better equipped to help their constituents.

The webinar will be recorded, and once it’s been posted to the State Heritage Emergency Partnership website, www.heritagepreservation.org/shep, you can notify your constituents of its availability.

Registration Fee
None! Thanks to funding by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the State Heritage Emergency Partnership 2014 Webinar Series is free. Registration for each webinar is required for attendance.

Register for the webinar here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6768314663412561921 

Posted by: kansaschern | June 3, 2014

Webinar–Navigating Public Assistance Following a Disaster

Navigating Public Assistance Following a Disaster
A Webinar and Live Chat Event Wednesday, June 25, 2014
3:30 – 5:00 pm Eastern

Instructor: Kristy Barbier, Program Specialist – Appeals Team, Public Assistance, FEMA Region VI

Following a Presidentially declared disaster, federal funding through FEMA’s Public Assistance (PA) program is available to help cultural institutions recover. The aim of this free 90-minute webinar is to provide an overview of the PA process to both state cultural agencies and emergency management agencies, so you in turn can provide proper guidance to affected cultural institutions.

Details and registration information to follow shortly.

Note: Participation in this webinar will be limited to members of state heritage emergency networks. A recording of the webinar will be posted to the State Heritage Emergency Partnership website and made available free of charge to cultural institutions and interested individuals at a later date.

This program, the first in a series of four webinars on topics relevant to the State Heritage Emergency Partnership, is made possible by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Don’t miss out on targeted training opportunities and announcements. Sign up to follow the State Heritage Emergency Partnership blog at http://www.heritagepreservation.org/shep

Posted by: kansaschern | June 3, 2014

ALCTS Preservation Virtual Preconference

Library Preservation Today!
An ALCTS virtual preconference

This three-day (June 16 – 18) virtual preconference introduces the fundamentals of managing preservation efforts in libraries, archives and historical societies. At the end of this preconference, participants will value preservation as a formal library function and how it reflects and supports the institutional mission; appreciate the primary role of preventive care, including good storage conditions, in extending the useful life of collections; and understand some of the challenges in preserving digital content and what the implications are for the future of scholarship.

Session 1
Introduction to Library Preservation
Monday, June 16, 1 – 2 p.m. Central, 2 – 3 p.m. Eastern, noon – 1 p.m. Mountain, 11 a.m. – noon Pacific
Presenter: Karen E.K. Brown, State University of New York – Albany

Session 2
Environmental Monitoring and Control
Tuesday, June 17, 1 – 2 p.m. Central, 2 – 3 p.m. Eastern, noon – 1 p.m. Mountain, 11 a.m. – noon Pacific
Presenter: Julie Mosbo, Texas A&M University

Session 3
Preserving Digital Collections: An Overview
Wednesday, June 18, 1 – 2 p.m. Central, 2 – 3 p.m. Eastern, noon – 1 p.m. Mountain, 11 a.m. – noon Pacific
Presenter: Peter Verheyen, Syracuse University Libraries and Conservator in Private Practice

Registration Fees for Each ALCTS Virtual Preconference

ALCTS Virtual Preconference Registration Fees: (Register for one session or all three sessions.)
ALCTS member or international member: $103 entire preconference; $43 for one session
Group ALCTS member: $238 entire preconference; $99 for one session
Non-member: $142 entire preconference; $59 for one session
Group non-member: $310 entire preconference; $129 for one session
Student member or retired member: $50 entire preconference; $20 for one session

All webinars are recorded and the one-time registration fee includes unlimited access to the webinar recording.

How to Register
To register for the virtual preconference, complete the online registration form.

Contact
For questions about registration, contact ALA Registration by calling 1-800-545-2433 and press 5 or email registration@ala.org.

For all other questions or comments related to the webinars, contact Julie Reese, ALCTS Continuing Education and Program Manager at 1 (800) 545-2433, ext. 5034, or jreese@ala.org.

Posted by: kansaschern | April 9, 2014

Incident Command System (ICS) in Cultural Repositories

The Supercharged Management System:
Implementing the Incident Command System in Cultural Repositories

Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. (Eastern)

In celebration of MayDay, the Online Community will host a free, hour-long webinar focused on utilizing the “supercharged” Incident Command System at your cultural organization. Whether you are preparing for fires and floods—or planning a major public event—the Incident Command System is a proven management tool that safeguards lives, property, and priceless collections. You do not need to be a registered member of the Online Community to participate in this webinar. Simply click on the green “Access Meeting Room” button on the right-hand side of the home page. Once there, enter your name and location and click enter. You will be redirected to the webinar.

Posted by: kansaschern | April 4, 2014

MayDay 2014! Free Webinar on Incident Command System

Every year Heritage Preservation encourages libraries, museums, archives, historical societies, and preservation organizations to set aside May 1 to participate in MayDay. This year, make sure your institution is prepared! Any cultural institution submitting a brief description of its 2014 MayDay plans or accomplishments by May 31, 2014, will be entered in a drawing for disaster supplies donated by Gaylord Brothers.

Heritage Preservation is now offering its award-winning Field Guide to Emergency Response and Emergency Response and Salvage Wheel at special MayDay prices through May 31. David Carmicheal’s book Implementing the Incident Command System at the Institutional Level is also discounted in celebration of MayDay.

Join the Connecting to Collections Online Community, http://www.connectingtocollections.org/ics/, on Thursday, April 17, at 1:00 p.m. (Eastern), when David will present a free, hour-long webinar – The Supercharged Management System: Applying the Incident Command System in Cultural Repositories.

For project ideas, information on prizes, and the book sale, visit Heritage Preservation’s MayDay site, www.heritagepreservation.org/mayday. Polygon Group is the proud sponsor of MayDay 2014.

The Society of American Archivists (SAA) created the MayDay initiative in 2006 and promoted the idea to its members and allied organizations. The following year, the Heritage Emergency National Task Force and SAA expanded the concept to include all kinds of collecting institutions and historic preservation interests.

Posted by: kansaschern | April 4, 2014

Canadian Convervation Institute’s Notes Available Online

The Canadian Conservation Institute’s (CCI) Notes are now available online. The series deals with topics of interest to those who care for cultural objects.
Intended for a broad audience, the Notes offer practical advice about issues and questions related to the care, handling, and storage of cultural objects. Many Notes are illustrated, and provide bibliographies as well as suggestions for contacting suppliers. Written by CCI staff, there are currently over 100 Notes in this ever-expanding series.

For the complete list go to
<http://www.cci-icc.gc.ca/publications/notes/index-eng.aspx>

Posted by: kansaschern | April 3, 2014

National Conference on Cultural Property Protection

 Smithsonian’s National Conference on Cultural Property Protection is April 22, 2014.  Register for online webcast event.

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