The September 26, 2018 Preservation Interest Group meeting on the price of preservation and getting grants for preservation was attended by 8 people representing 7 Capital District institutions.
Facilitators Ann C. Kearney and Karen E. Kiorpes, both from the University at Albany, began by asking participants what sort of preservation issues they would like addressed. The group discussed advocating for preservation within your institution, setting preservation priorities, determining the cost of preservation and how to write an effective preservation grant proposal.
The next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, November 27, 2018, 9:30 - 11:00 am at The University at Albany Preservation Lab. The meeting will include creating enclosures for archival and special collections material, setting up a basic preservation workspace, and a tour of the University at Albany Preservation Lab. The meeting will include hands-on demonstrations.
How can we promote the importance of preservation?
Preparing for preservation grants
Preservation survey is good type of preservation grant to start with. The grant funds a preservation consultant to survey facility and provide short, medium and long term goals. Use these goals to develop a preservation plan. Having a preservation plan and including it as an appendix in future grant applications will increase your chances of getting those grants.
Grant application tips
Common grant mistakes
***IMPORTANT: The next meeting will be at the University at Albany Preservation Lab ***
Tuesday, November 27, 9:30-11:00 am
The topic is Enclosures & Setting Up a Preservation Work Station: Simplify Collection Preservation
We will discuss enclosures and setting up a basic preservation workstation on a budget. Topics will include determining which enclosures (e.g. folders, sleeves, boxes) are best for protecting your collections, making and purchasing enclosures, evaluating vendors, and prioritizing purchases.
The group will also explore options for setting up a basic workstation so you can do simple procedures yourself.
There will also be a tour of the University at Albany Preservation Lab led by Ann Kearney and Karen Kiorpes.