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Friday, July 28 • 10:00am - 11:00am
411. Pop-Up: Forget the Best: Good and Better Approaches to Preservation

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Preservation resources often emphasize “best practices.” Having an optimal collections care program might be desired, from electronic compact shelves to completely processed collections. However, not everyone has the funds for a high-tech HVAC system or the staff time to develop a preservation plan. With limited staff, time, and money often the norm, how do institutions find ways to implement preservation practices that are feasible and sustainable?   
This session will focus on how institutions forgo the “best” in favor of “good” and “better” approaches to preservation, highlighting how to make preservation a component of any archives program, even one with little to no resources. Panelists will draw on their own experiences providing guidance to varied institutions through their work at the Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts as a part of the Preservation Services Office. They will briefly present common, feasible recommendations often given to repositories in the areas of collections care, environment, policies, security, emergency preparedness, and more. The remainder of the session will serve as a platform for discussion and questions about how attendees have addressed preservation concerns with limited resources.   
This session is intended to address the needs of all archivists. Whether one is a lone arranger, special collections librarian, or university archivist, finding feasible solutions to preservation issues is a must.


Samantha Forsko

Preservation Specialist, Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts
Samantha works with institutions and their collections by conducting on-site preservation needs and risk assessments, assisting with preservation planning, and developing educational programs for libraries, archives, museums, historic sites, and other cultural institutions.
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Anastasia Helen Matijkiw

Program Manager, Documentary Heritage and Preservation Services for New York, Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts
As the Program Manager for Documentary Heritage and Preservation Services for New York, Anastasia Matijkiw oversees every aspect of DHPSNY, including coordinating educational programs, communications, outreach, and planning and assessment programs.

Friday July 28, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
A105 Oregon Convention Center, 777 NE MLK, Jr. Blvd, Portland, OR 97232