Conference Presentations

Words With Friends: Digital Preservation Peer Assessment
Session co-presented at the 2022 International Conference of Indigenous Archives, Libraries, and Museums
October 27, 2022

Temecula, CA

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

Groton, CT

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.