Friday, March 03, 2006

NEDCC Requests Feedback on Preservation Curriculum

This was posted on the Archives discussion list and seem appropriate to re-post here. The more people who respond to their call for feedback, the better this curriculum will be. Please take a moment and help them.

The Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC) in Andover, Massachusetts, in partnership with Simmons Graduate School of Library and Information Science (GSLIS), is working on a "Librarians for the 21st Century" grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to create a preservation curriculum for Masters of Library Science programs.

The project will develop ready-to-use lesson plans and downloadable images for a semester-long course on preservation, facilitating the inclusion of preservation in MLS programs across the country. In order to test the curriculum, NEDCC is working with current preservation educators, as well as members of the Regional Alliance for Preservation (RAP).

Because one of the goals of the project is to create consensus about content for a preservation course, we would appreciate your feedback on the class outlines created by NEDCC's project advisory committee members, made up of preservation educators and administrators. NEDCC has created a blog to make these outlines available for feedback during the fine-tuning process.

Please visit the Preservation Education Curriculum blog and leave comments, suggestions, or opinions. We value your experience and we welcome your insights.

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No need to register. You may leave your name or comment anonymously. Please respond by Monday, March 20, 2006. The committee will then take your comments under advisement and expand the outlines into lesson plans that include learning outcomes, activities, and resources for teachers.

For more information, contact NEDCC's Field Service Representative, Aimee Primeaux at or (978) 470-1010 ext. 220.

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