About New Jersey Collections Care Network

The New Jersey State Library is leading a two-year initiative to address urgent collections care needs in New Jersey through educational programs and training. Intended to reach collections care professionals and volunteers, these programs will encourage the use of best practices, support targeted fundraising and marketing, increase the use of existing resources, and accelerate the development of collaborative strategies.

This programming is presented by the New Jersey State Library and the Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts, with generous funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Project Partners:

  • New Jersey State Archives
  • Newark Museum
  • The New Jersey State Museum
  • The New Jersey Historical Commission
  • Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
 

Training Programs


DIGITIZATION BASICS
This workshop will help your institution get started in the development of a digital program.
  
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PRINCIPLES OF ARCHIVAL MANAGEMENT
This workshop will focus on topics of collection management in archival collections, particularly accessioning, processing, and providing access to material.
  
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HOUSING SOLUTIONS
This workshop will address concerns in creating safe and effective housings for the storage and display of paper art and artifacts.
  
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PRESERVING YOUR PHOTOGRAPHIC COLLECTIONS
This workshop will examine suitable housing supplies, including paper, plastics, interleaving papers, boxes, and more.
  
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PRESERVATION BEST PRACTICES FOR OPTIMAL COLLECTIONS CARE
This program will provide participants with an overview of the preservation standards for the many aspects of collections care.
  
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Certificate Program
Participants completing all five training program will receive a New Jersey Collections Care Network certificate of completion.

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