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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.
- New Jersey State Archives
- Newark Museum
- New Jersey State Museum
- New Jersey Historical Commission
- Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
“I’d like to tell you how much I appreciated the Collections Care Network workshops. I applaud the NJ State Library to have made such an effort for libraries and cultural institutions.
I attended all five workshops and found that they were very helpful. “Digitization Basics” came just in time because our library had just started the conversation of digitization for our institutional repository. Information from Archival Management, Photographic Collections, Preservation Best Practices, and Housing Solutions was what I had needed to organize, catalog and preserve our institutional records and donated collections. The information and skills that I acquired were applied to my work immediately after the workshops.
Raising the knowledge and skill levels of the staff of libraries and cultural institutions in collection care means to raise the quality of the staff, which in turn prolongs the life of the materials that we collect. Programs like these are crucial to our organizations, and thus the state. I look forward to more programs of the same nature in the future.”
- Jianrong Wang, Associate Professor in the Library, Technical Services Librarian, Preservation Officer, Richard Stockton College of New Jersey
Visit the Connecting to Collections Online Community for collections care information, forums, and online webinars and courses.