NEDCC Fundamentals of Digitization Series

This is a great course of instruction offered fairly inexpensively by one of the best institutions in New England. What’s not to love?

Register Now for NEDCC’s Fall 2011

Thursday, September 22

Tuesday, September 27

Tuesday, October 18

Tuesday, October 25

Tuesday, November 15

Thursday, November 17

Thursday, November 22

The Fundamentals of Digitization webinars are designed for those who wish to explore the basic concepts and components of creating and maintaining sustainable digital collections.

Time: 2 to 4 PM
Cost: $95 ($80 Early-bird registration. See webinar listings for deadlines.)


Donia Conn
NEDCC Education and Outreach Coordinator
(978) 470-1010 ext. 220

Museum Advocacy

This seems sadly apropos for a week in which funding for the NEA and NEH has been cut again. AAM is doing two free museum advocacy webinars next week.

Two FREE Upcoming Advocacy Programs – July 12 and July 13

AAM will offer two FREE programs next week, and we invite you to participate:

August is Congress’s District Work Period: Now’s the Time to Plan a Site Visit
Tuesday, July 12, 2011 at 2pm EDT
Members of Congress typically spend the entire month of August back home, meeting with constituents and doing site visits. This is the perfect time to arrange a visit to your museum! We’ll show you how easy it is to set up a meeting, a site visit, or another event involving your elected officials. And we (almost) guarantee that your elected officials will jump at the chance to visit your museum.
Register now or learn more about AAM’s Online Advocacy Training Series.

Museum Benchmarking Online Demonstration
Wednesday, July 13, 2011 at 2pm EDT
Want to see how your museum compares with others while also creating meaningful advocacy data? AAM will demonstrate its new benchmarking tool – Museum Benchmarking Online (MBO) – the 21st century successor to AAM’s Museum Financial Information survey, long considered the most comprehensive source of data about America’s museums. MBO is easy to use, totally secure, and fully online. Museums can use it to generate instant, customized reports to help make their case.
Register now or visit to learn more.

“AAM’s new online benchmarking is a powerful tool for strategic planning, board and funder presentations, and public communication efforts,” said AAM President Ford W. Bell. “Museums that can compare themselves to other similarly structured museums will have a competitive advantage in making their case to elected officials, foundations, educators, and the public. I invite my colleagues across the museum field to join us for these free webinars.”

Free Fundraising Webinar Series

Okay, I get that fundraising and development isn’t everyone’s favorite topic in the nonprofit world, but it’s crucially important, especially in this day and age. AAM has partnered up with Alexander Haas fundraising counselors to present a series of three free webinars about how fundraising and development are changing for the years ahead.

There’s a full description and registration information on their website.

NEDCC Summer Preservation Webinars

Heads up on these great webinars – one of them has an early-bird registration discount that ends today.

Care and Handling of Scrapbooks
Live online webinar
When: Tuesday, July 19, 2011, 2 – 4 PM
Cost: $95 ($80 Early-bird Registration)
Early-bird discount available until Jun 28 – HURRY!

An introduction to the structure of scrapbooks, types of materials commonly found in them, methods of attachment, and the implications for preservation and conservation. Low-cost, in-house preservation approaches are discussed.

This introductory webinar is designed for those new to library collections care or those with private or family collections.

Pest Management
Live online webinar
When: Tuesday, August 9, 2011, 2 – 4 PM
Cost: $95 ($80 Early-bird Registration)
Early-bird discount available until July 19

An introduction to the best practices for protecting against pest infestation and what to do if a problem with pests is identified. The common types of pests found in libraries, archives, and museums will be discussed.

This introductory webinar is designed for those who wish to know more about controlling pests in their institution.

Visit the NEDCC Training Calendar
for more information and online registration, as well as the complete list of workshops and webinars through November.