Thursday, December 2, 2010

OR C2C Steering Committee Meeting - December 10

Date & Time: Friday, December 10, 2010
Location: Oregon Health & Science University Science & Engineering Library


IMLS Report: In-kind contributions update

Preservation Survey report and discussion

Leadership Summit planning and logistics

Committee members should come prepared to discuss the survey results, which will be distributed by Monday, December 6th.

Free Webinar on Using the Connecting to Collections Bookshelf

Announcement from IMLS:

More than 3,000 libraries, museums, and archives now have the Connecting to Collections Bookshelf, a set of collections care resources designed to assist small institutions in caring for their collections. While rich with information, the Bookshelf can be challenging to navigate. Kristen Laise, who organized the selection of the Bookshelf texts and prepared the User's Guide, will lead participants through means to find the information they need in the Bookshelf and its companion Guide to Online Resources.

Julie Page, a librarian, consultant, and expert on emergency preparedness, Jean-Louis Bigourdan, a contributor to the IPI Media Storage Quick Reference, and MJ Davis, a paper conservator who consults regularly with small museums, libraries, and archives, will answer questions about steps you can take at your own institutions.

The full title of this session is "Getting the Most from Your Bookshelf: Care of Paper, Photographs, and Audiovisual Collections." Thursday, December 9, 2010, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., PST. To register for this free webinar, visit Sponsored by IMLS (the Institute for Library and Museum Services).

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

OR C2C Preservation Survey

The five state-wide forums have been held. The feedback OR C2C received from forum participants has been analyzed and the results used to create our next step: the Oregon Preservation Survey.

If you have not yet taken the 20-minute survey, please do! The survey is open through Friday, November 12, 2010. Your input is critical to developing a preservation training plan for all Oregon cultural institutions.

The survey results will be announced in early December.

Please send any comments or questions concerning the survey to Ruth Metz at

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Free Connecting to Collections Webinars!

The Institute of Museum and Library Services and Heritage Preservation are co-sponsoring a series of free webinars in support of the Connecting to Collections Initiative.

The first webinar is scheduled for October 28.

The six webinars in the series are:
  • Telling the Story of Your Collections to the Press

  • Using Social Media to tell Your Collections' Stories

  • Getting the Most from your Bookshelf: Care of Art and Objects

  • Funding for Collections Care

  • Public Outreach and Collections Care

  • Getting the Most from Your Bookshelf: Care of Paper, Photographs, and Audiovisual Collections
The series will be archived, so if you can't participate during the live webinars, you can view them when it is convenient for you.

To register, or for more information, go to Learning Times Events, C2C.