Preservation and Access: Preservation and Access Education and Training

Period of Performance

1/1/2009 - 12/31/2010

Funding Totals (outright + matching)

$500,000.00 (approved)
$500,000.00 (awarded)

Expanding Regional Preservation Field Services

FAIN: PE-50025-09

Northeast Document Conservation Center, Inc. (Andover, MA 01810-1438)
Lori Foley (Project Director: July 2008 to May 2011)

A preservation field service program that provides surveys, workshops and seminars, technical consultations, and disaster assistance to libraries, archives, and historical organizations in the Northeast.

NEDCC requests support to expand the impact of its regional field service program to meet the changing needs of its audience, especially for training and technical assistance on preserving long-term access to digital content. The basic activities of NEDCC's field service program, i.e., workshops, surveys, publications, reference service, and disaster assistance, will continue. NEDCC will respond to the changing information landscape by integrating digital preservation into its traditional outreach programs and refining its pilot procedures for conducting digital preservation surveys. Objectives are: 1) to meet the needs of small and mid-size institutions for basic preservation training; 2) to meet the needs of institutions that are ready for training at a more advanced level; 3) to develop innovative conferences and publications on digital preservation; 4) and to cooperate with other RAP centers to leverage the national impact of its outreach activities.