Part III: Online with Lyrasis
Lyrasis: A Series of Online Courses
1. Audiovisual Preservation on a Shoestring Budget
Description: This On Demand class is designed to provide low/no-cost techniques to help collections managers stretch their audiovisual preservation budgets.
As the products age, proper care of analog audiovisual media (e.g. film, video, and audiotape) becomes more expensive and difficult. Moreover, audiovisual preservation and playback require specialized expertise. How does the financially limited collections manager cope with the wealth of AV formats and their care? This self-paced class is designed to provide low/no-cost tactics to help collections managers stretch their audiovisual preservation budgets.
Intended Audience: Individuals or institutions that have audiovisual media and are looking for inexpensive methods to care for and retain functionality in their collections. No prior audiovisual experience is necessary.
2. Under Construction! Preservation Concerns during Construction and Renovation
Description: This class will examine the environmental issues, safety and security considerations, and disaster planning procedures necessary to ensure that your collections are protected during the construction process.
Is your institution about to undergo a major renovation or building project? Have you heard the horror stories from other institutions about problems that have occurred during their construction projects? Learn how to prevent disasters by considering the preservation implications of such projects ahead of time. This self-paced class will explore how an institution keeps materials accessible during construction and the pluses and minuses of moving a collection.
Intended Audience: This class is geared towards members of cultural institutions who are planning a future construction or renovation project.
3. Mammoth Materials: How to Preserve Posters, Maps and More
Description: This class covers handling, storage and display techniques for oversized paper materials.
Architectural drawings, large maps, big works of art on paper, all have unique characteristics but cause common frustrations. How do we transport and store them? How do we display them? This class is designed for those professionals who understand, care for, and manage collections containing unbound oversized paper artifacts (e.g., posters, maps, oversized bound materials, architectural drawings, etc.). It will review the basics of preservation for paper collections including agents of deterioration, collections care priority setting, handling, and storage. Additionally, it will provide a brief overview of photo and mechanical reproductive processes found in architectural drawing collections. Participants will learn creative solutions to some of the most common obstacles to handling, storing and displaying large, flat paper collections.
September 16, 23, and 30
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Institutions need knowledgeable staff and written plans for dealing with emergency situations so that fewer disasters occur and damage is minimized. Disaster planning requires the support and commitment of staff from many departments, including Facilities and Accounting Services. Plan preparation is more successful and effective when undertaken by a committee with staff representatives from across the institution.
This web-based class is designed to support the work of an institution's disaster planning committee. Homework assignments will require input and support from a variety of staff members. Taught in three two-hour sessions over the course of six weeks, it guides participants through the development of a written disaster plan.
The modules cover establishment of a planning structure, information gathering (including risk assessment and resource list development), setting recovery priorities, an overview of recovery procedures, plan development, and working with disaster recovery vendors.
Participants are invited to submit their completed plans for review.
This class is designed for staff members responsible for organizing, writing, and implementing an institution-wide disaster-preparedness plan in academic, public, and special libraries, archives, and historical societies.
2. The Educated Consumer: Evaluating Preservation Products and Services
10:00am - 12:00pm
Description: This class taught in three two-hour sessions over the course of three days empowers you to be an educated consumer of products and services advertised to the library and archive communities.
Through lecture, case study and active audience participation, this class demystifies the information available to collection custodians. Discussion will clarify terminology, review factors that influence the longevity of materials, and consider why we care about the quality of materials and services used to prolong the useful life of holdings.
3. Managing and Preserving Digital Materials
10:00am - 12:00pm
Description: Managing and Preserving Digital Materials is a basic class that introduces the principles of preserving and providing access to materials in digital formats.
This basic class introduces the principles of preserving and providing access to materials in digital formats. It focuses on methods and issues in selecting, accessioning, providing reference for and preserving materials in electronic form. Students also analyze and prepare an access and preservation plan for a set of simple digital materials.
Archivists and librarians who have a good understanding of archival principles and techniques, but who need basic training in how to apply those principles to records in electronic form.
$300 for 3 courses of choice
$800 for 6 courses of choice
A la carte: $100 on-demand, $200 live online
Non-federal staff: Course pages will be posted soon on the Lyrasis site. Please visit Lyrasis for more information: http://www.lyrasis.org/Preservation/Articles/FEDLINK-Preservation-Institute.aspx.
Last Updated: 03/05/2014