Online courses on collection care: Caring for Yesterday's Treasures Today

Registration is now open for three new online courses in the "Caring for Yesterday's Treasures Today" series. The series, launched in January 2013, offers free online courses focused on the preservation of archival and historical collections. Each course includes four to six 90-minute, interactive webinars presented by preservation experts.

Course Schedule:
Fundraising for Collections Care
September 23, 2013
September 25, 2013
October 1, 2013
October 3, 2013
2-3:30 p.m. EDT
Registration deadline has been extended to Wed September 18, 2013

Caring for Audiovisual Materials
October 16, 2013
October 21, 2013
October 23, 2013
October 28, 2013
October 30, 2013
2-3:30 p.m. EDT
Registration closes Tueseay, October 9, 2013

Outreach Activities for Collections Care
November 4, 2013
November 6, 2013
November 12, 2013
November 14, 2013
2-3:30 p.m. EST
Registration closes Monday, October 28, 2013

Registration is free. Simply fill out our registration form on the Connecting to Collections Online Community, where the courses are conducted. If you've participated in a previous course, please register with us again. You do not need to become a member of the Online Community to participate you will never need a username or password.

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Participants will earn a certificate of completion if they view all the webinars in a course and submit simple homework assignments.

Since its launch in January 2013 five courses, on a range of topics have been offered, and more than 1,500 certificates of completion have been awarded. All previous courses have been archived on the Online Community where webinar recordings, associated handouts, and resources can be found. Past topics have included collections care basics, risk evaluation, writing a disaster response plan, caring for digital materials, and caring for photographs.

"Caring for Yesterday's Treasures Today" is made possible through an Institute of Museum and Library Services Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Continuing Education grant to Heritage Preservation. The website and webinars are produced by LearningTimes.