Collection Assessment and Preservation

PSAP LogoWorking with unique objects means being faced with the management of diverse materials and formats, ranging from parchment to digital videotape. Preservation assessments are a key element of good collection stewardship as they allow collections managers and curators to become more familiar with the health of their collections and derive accurate metrics about collections.  These metrics help managers both to determine preservation needs and to better articulate and document the needs of their collections in grant applications.
The Preservation Self-Assessment Program (PSAP) is a forthcoming (and free!) web application designed to address the evaluation and prioritization of preservation action among materials typically found in museums, special collections, archives, and historical societies. The PSAP considers many facets of preservation need: ranging from the condition of specific materials to understanding how the building, environment, policies, and usage all affect the health of the materials overall. Learn about the program and ask questions during this free webinar and live chat event.

Recorded: Wednesday, November 5

Duration: Approximately 60 minutes

Featured speakers: Amanda Eisemann, PSAP Outreach Manager and Ryan Edge, PSAP Project Manager

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  • Twitter:  @PresCons



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