Archive for October, 2008

The CAR steering committee would like to announce a new web presence for CAR. We hope that the blog format will allow us to do a few things better and easier than our former traditional website.

  • First, we would like to use the blog to promote communication and cooperation between archives and archivists in Cleveland and Northeast Ohio. We would like to include profiles of area archives so we all know who is out there and who has what kind of resources. This way we can better assist researchers and donors by recommending other collections. This isn’t a completely new idea; the long-time members will remember that CAR published “A Guide to Archives in Northeastern Ohio” in 1998. We think that it is time for an update, and in an easy access format. A future CAR meeting will kick off this idea. Stay tuned.
  • Speaking of staying tuned, the blog will also provide an easy means of communication for announcements of CAR events – sign up for the RSS feed. We will also try to include posts on other archives-related events and workshops in the Northeast Ohio.
  • We all know that there are workshops and meetings that we would like to attend, but for whatever reason are unable. But maybe someone else has, and could post a summary for the members, and it could even grow into a discussion or dialog.
  • Finally, pose a question or comment to CAR, again promoting communication, discussion, and collegiality among us.

We hope that you will find the new site more useful, with fresh content. Have any questions… leave a comment or see the Membership/Contact page for an email contact.


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The Ohio Preservation Council and the Intermuseum Conservation Association
have developed a FREE statewide preservation outreach initiative called
“Preserving Our Cultural Heritage.” Anyone who owns or is responsible for a
collection will benefit from attending. This includes individuals as well
as staff and volunteers of museums, libraries and archives, churches,
government agencies, non-profit organizations, clubs, etc.

Topics to be covered in every session will include:

Why should we be concerned about our collections?

What is preservation and why is it so important?

What’s the difference between preservation and conservation?

What kind of supplies should I be using to preserve my collections?

How do I prepare for a possible disaster? What do I do if a disaster occurs?

What Internet and published resources are available to help me?

How do I pay for all of this?!

Inaugural Session!
Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens, Akron, OH
Wolle Administrative Building Conference Room (behind the greenhouse complex)
October 27, 2008, 6PM-7:30PM

Please see official program flyer for more information and how to RSVP for the program.

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