The Best Laid Plans
DISASTER PLANNING IN THE DIGITAL AGE
October 11, 2017 • Historical Society of Cheshire County, 246 Main Street, Keene, NH
Fall '17 workshop.
With digital materials claiming an ever-larger share of our archival collections, it's time to re-examine our policies for securing those collections and managing disasters.
Recently enacted state legislation allows municipalities to retain permanent records in digital (PDF/A) format and permits the destruction of more paper records, so we have invited Brian Burford, NH State Archivist, to explore the ramifications as cities and towns consider changing their records management and retention policies.
Gregor Trinkaus-Randall, author of Protecting Your Collections: A Manual of Archival Security (SAA, 1995) will also join us to reflect on what has (and hasn't) changed since his manual was first published, and he will discuss how digital materials of all types must now be included in our plans.
A lunchtime discussion panel, an afternoon demonstration on handling wet books and materials, and tours of the Historical Society of Cheshire County, Wyman Tavern, Mason Library Special Collections, and Keene State College film archives will round out the workshop.
Attendance is limited to 75. Advance registration and payment (online or mailed check) required. Currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate students may register using the NHAG member rate.
Registration details: September 18 through noon on October 10, 2017. NHAG members are $20; non-members are $30; combined workshop/membership (new or renewed through May 2018) is $35. Morning coffee and lunch are included with all full-day registrations.