Words With Friends: Digital Preservation Peer Assessment
Session co-presented at the 2022 International Conference of Indigenous Archives, Libraries, and Museums
October 27, 2022
Planning, implementing, and maintaining a digital preservation program is a complex undertaking. Assessment helps benchmark your preservation activities and move your program forward, whether it’s new or well-established. Session attendees will use the Digital Preservation Peer Assessment Framework to begin assessing their digital preservation activities and to build community.
Ready for Anything: Emergency Preparedness and Response Workshop
Half-day workshop presented at the Connecticut Town Clerks Association 2022 Spring Conference
April 22, 2022
This workshop introduces key concepts of emergency preparedness including risk assessment, response procedures, and developing a disaster plan. The agenda also includes detailed discussion of the importance of prioritization. Participants will leave with tools for carrying out risk assessment and writing a disaster plan at their own institutions.
Disaster Planning for Extended Closures
Session co-presented at the New England Museum Association 2021 Annual Conference
November 19, 2021
Closing a cultural heritage facility may be part of an institution’s seasonal schedule or caused by a disaster or stay-at-home order. Regardless of the cause, extended closures have serious implications for the preservation of an organization’s collections. This session will introduce attendees to collections concerns that arise when a building is not accessed regularly and recommends practical solutions for adapting an organization’s disaster plan and implementing practical mitigation and monitoring strategies in-house.