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    • March 27, 2020
    • April 24, 2020
    • Zoom Meetings

    Ask An Archivist: At-Home Preservation Series
    with Nicole Menchise

    During this interruption of our normal working day, Nicole Menchise is going to be creating short (30-40 minute), live Zoom 'workshops'.  This will be a combination webinar, with slides shared on the screen, and live interaction with her using items from her own home collection.

    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.  

    Webinars free and available to all.

    Webinars will be recorded live.  Access to the recordings will be available later on the LILRC website.  See details below:

    Do's and Don't for Oral History Interviews
    Tips for creating a good oral history interview which requires thought and planning.
    April 3, Friday 12:00-1:00 PM (live)
    Register here

    Cleaning and Preserving Ceramics and Glass
    Learn about best practices for cleaning and handling ceramic and glass objects.
    April 7, Tuesday 12:00-1:00 PM (live)

    Folding Textiles for Long-Term Storage
    Learn how to store textiles commonly saved by families and organizations.
    April 10, Friday 12:00-1:00 PM (live)

    Safely Displaying Archival Materials
    Safe and creative ways to showcase your items while maintaining best practices for display.
    April 14, Tuesday 12:00-1:00 PM (live)

    More Bang For Your Buck: Making the Most of Preservation Materials
    Some practical ideas for ways to make those expensive archival supplies stretch a little further.
    April 17, Friday 12:00-1:00 PM (live)


    Preserving What’s Been Stuck In That Old (Scrap)Book
    Identifying and preserving items that are found loose in scrapbooks and books.
    April 21, Tuesday 12:00-1:00 PM (live)

    Completed

    Preserving a Stack of Old Letters

    Learn the professional way to process and store letters while maintaining original order.
    March 27, Friday 12:00-1:00 PM 

    Previous recordings and slides

    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.

    Nicole Menchise
    Digitization and Archives Coordinator
    Long Island Library Resources Council--A member of the Empire State Library Network
    • April 27, 2020
    • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Longwood Public Library
    Register


    Is your organization thinking of purchasing PastPerfect Museum Software to catalog your special collection or archival materials? Would you like to know more or share with your colleagues reasons why they might want to consider or reconsider making that purchase? Please join us in a round-table discuss​ion​ as we exchange information about different types of software you can use to get your archives data organized. A Past Perfect demo will be shown and other software options will be discussed.

    This round-table meeting will be led by Nicole Menchise, with guests Regina Feeney, Kelly Filippone, Melanie Cardone-Leathers and Jeanne Booth, all having extensive experience using PastPerfect to manage their collections.

    There is no charge for this meeting and no CEUs will be given.

    • April 29, 2020
    • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Freeport Memorial Library
    Register


    Is your organization thinking of purchasing PastPerfect Museum Software to catalog your special collection or archival materials? Would you like to know more or share with your colleagues reasons why they might want to consider or reconsider making that purchase? Please join us in a round-table discuss​ion​ as we exchange information about different types of software you can use to get your archives data organized. A Past Perfect demo will be shown and other software options will be discussed.

    This round-table meeting will be led by Nicole Menchise, with guests Regina Feeney, Kelly Filippone, Melanie Cardone-Leathers and Jeanne Booth, all having extensive experience using PastPerfect to manage their collections.

    There is no charge for this meeting and no CEUs will be given.

    • May 07, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Farmingdale Public Library
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    This workshop offers the attendees the resources to begin a digital project and learn about commonly used metadata fields. This class will be for anyone wishing to learn more about these topics and is required for joining the New York Heritage digital collections website. 

    Here's what you'll learn: 
    • Deciding on a digital project 

    • Hands-on digitization techniques - scanning guide 

    • Metadata - what is 'data about data' 

    • Understanding common metadata fields 

    • Setting up a spreadsheet for your items 


    The following dates are set for Spring 2020. More classes will be offered throughout the year:

    Sachem Public Library - Friday, February 14th, (9:30 registration/networking) 10:00AM-1:00PM
    South Huntington Public Library - Tuesday, March 24th, (9:00 registration/networking) 9:30AM-12:30PM
    Farmingdale Public Library - Thursday, May 7th, (1:00 registration/networking)1:30PM-4:30PM

    A certificate for 3 Professional Development Hours (.3 CEU's) will be emailed after the workshop.

Long Island Library Resources Council
627 N. Sunrise Service Road
Bellport NY, 11713
Phone: (631) 675-1570
info@lilrc.org

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