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Public Information Officer
Director, Marketing & Communications
State Library of Ohio
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July 15, 2014 - Save the Date:  Connecting to Collections Regional Workshops

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A Question of Balance:  Collection Environment Basics
How to Maintain Your Collection and What to Do if Something Goes Wrong
November 2014:  Five Dates, Five Locations, Same Great Content

The Ohio Connecting to Collections partners, in collaboration with the Ohio Preservation Council (OPC) will be offering a series of no-cost regional meetings in November on basic collections care, environmental control and emergency response.    

The morning session, a lecture format, will focus on environmental controls and monitoring. Each location will also feature an area speaker discussing a disaster which occurred at their institution and how they managed to recover. 

In order to provide a data-driven and meaningful session on environmental controls, institutions from each location who register within the first two weeks will be entered into a drawing for a PEM2 datalogger which they will receive at their institution at least one month prior to the session.  To be eligible for a datalogger, the institution must install the datalogger, collect institutional data and allow C2C presenters to use their data as part of the workshop presentation. Following the workshop, the institution will keep the datalogger. Five PEM2 dataloggers, one for each regional workshop, will be given away. 

The afternoon portion is a hands-on session conducted by OPC.  The session will focus on  immediate response to minor water disasters, wet book and artifact recovery with minimal intervention, and resources for the next level of recovery. 

Dates and locations:

November 5—Newark            John & Christine Warner Library, OSU-Newark 

November 7—Dayton             South Patterson Building, University of Dayton

November 13—Perrysburg    BGSU at Levis Commons

November 18—Akron             Public Library of Akron & Summit Cty.

November 21—Athens            Kennedy Museum of Art, Ohio University


Time:  9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

The Regional Workshops are an extension of the one-day program, Sustainable Preservation Practices: A Partnership of Facilities and Collections Care Staff, with Jeremy Linden, Senior Preservation Environmental Specialist, Image Permanence Institution, to be held on October 21, 2014 at the State Library of Ohio.  Registration for all events will open later this summer. 

This project is funded by an Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) Connecting to Collections grant awarded to the State Library of Ohio.