Thursday, March 7, 2019
8:30 AM to 3:30 PM ET

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Stetson University
duPont-Ball Library

421 N. Woodland Blvd
Unit 8418
DeLand, FL 32723

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Photographic Collections: Care, Identification and Digitization - DeLand (03/07/19)

The morning session of this one-day workshop offers an introduction to the preservation of photographs, including their identification, deterioration and care. Participants will learn how to recognize various photographic formats and study the preservation problems associated with each format type. The workshop will also discuss storage concerns and preservation priorities, including environmental guidelines and proper care and handling.

The afternoon session will introduce issues for a digitization project, beginning with basic digital imaging concepts, prioritizing for digitization, and digital preservation planning.

Participants are encouraged to bring photographs for examination and discussion.

Trainers: Frances Harrell and Monique Fischer,
Northeast Document Conservation Center

Senior Preservation Specialist Frances Harrell serves as the co-chair of the Preservation Outreach Committee at ALA. She is the project manager for NEDCC’s “Digital Assessment Training: Building a Framework, Building a Community,” funded by a grant from NEH. The project will present a collaborative digital assessment training program, which will approach digital preservation and training through case-study assessments, shadowing opportunities, workshops, and a Digital Assessment Institute. She received an MLIS from Simmons College GSLIS and a BA in English Literature from the University of Florida, and has worked in both development and collections management. Frances works remotely from her office in the southeast and is a resource for the region.

Monique C. Fischer is the senior photograph conservator at the Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC) in Andover, MA. She holds a master’s degree in art conservation from the University of Delaware/Winterthur Museum, and a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Smith College, Northampton, MA. Prior to coming to NEDCC she worked at the Image Permanence Institute at Rochester Institute of Technology, and The George Eastman Museum in Rochester, NY. In collaboration with the Image Permanence Institute she was awarded a Technical Achievement Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 1997 for the developmentof A-D Strips, a diagnostic tool that detects deterioration in acetate base film. More recently she was a J. Paul Getty Museum and the Getty Conservation Institute guest scholar pursuing her interest in digital printing output media. Monique has also lectured extensively on photograph conservation and hastaught seminars on photograph preservation in the United States and abroad including institutions in Cuba and Eastern Europe. She is a Fellow of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works.

Cost: NEFLIN classes are free of charge for Florida library staff.  Registration is required for all classes and NEFLIN members get priority.