The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) has just made available a webinar series presenting techniques and best practices for increasing the visibility, usability, and sustainability of collections in the GLAM (Gallery, Library, Archive, and Museum) communities. It is now available online.
From their press release:
The series, Strategies for Advancing Hidden Collections (SAHC), includes six 90-minute webinars and an online resource library. Speakers highlight the unique needs of organizations with limited funding and resources, but content applies to all collecting institutions.
Drawing on lessons learned by teams awarded grants under CLIR’s Cataloging Hidden Collections program, webinars cover the following topics:
- Where to begin: Basics of project planning for GLAM organizations – Angela Kipp
- Building resources and relationships: Determining what and who you need – Rosemary Pleva Flyyn
- Making the most of people: Recruitment, retention, and recognition – Sarah Leu
- Collection access: Describing, cataloging, and processing with the future in mind – Beth Knazook
- Overcoming project hurdles: Approaches to identifying and managing collection red flags – Jessica Bitely and Yvonne Ng
- Closing the loop: Project assessment and leveraging goals for future planning – Ellen Ryan
The online resource library gathers a wide range of resources compiled by the SAHC Curriculum Committee, speakers, and participants. The wiki format also allows any registered community member to add additional resources in the future.
Recordings can be accessed from the SAHC home page, any of the individual webinar pages, or the online resource library. Adobe Connect recordings are available now, but CLIR plans to provide access to additional formats in the future. Rough transcripts of the presentations are also available, as are PowerPoint files and transcripts of all chats. Those who view the recordings and wish to receive a Certificate of Completion can complete the relevant evaluation found with the recordings.
The series was made possible by funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.