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C OLLABORATION TO P RESERVE O UR H ERITAGE A N U PDATE ON THE IMLS C ONNECTING TO C OLLECTIONS I NITIATIVE Tom Clareson, Lyrasis Gina Minks, Amigos.

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1 C OLLABORATION TO P RESERVE O UR H ERITAGE A N U PDATE ON THE IMLS C ONNECTING TO C OLLECTIONS I NITIATIVE Tom Clareson, Lyrasis Gina Minks, Amigos

2 B ACKGROUND ON C ONNECTING TO C OLLECTIONS Began with the publication of the “Heritage Health Index” Findings in 2005 Sponsored by Heritage Preservation and the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)

3 HHI R ECOMMENDATIONS Provision of safe conditions for collections Development of Emergency Plans Assignment of responsibility for caring for collections to institutional staff Broad public/private support for collection stewardship

4 C ONNECTING TO C OLLECTIONS : A C ALL TO A CTION National Initiative launched November 2006 Collaboration between museum and library communities Intended to both educate practitioners and raise public awareness A five-part program

5 T HE F IVE C OMPONENTS OF C ONNECTING TO C OLLECTIONS National Conservation Summit, June 2007 “National Tour” (four conferences) Connecting to Collections Bookshelf Grants Connecting to Collections Planning Grants Connecting to Collections Implementation Grants Connecting to Collections Online Community:

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7 Providing safe conditions for collections Disaster preparedness workshops Disaster networking workshops 24/7 emergency hotline and resources Marshalling public and private support Project Development workshops Stewardship campaign for trustees Implementation Activities Support Overall Goals

8 IMLS: C ONNECTING TO C OLLECTIONS Copyright IMLS:

9 B UILDING A C OOPERATIVE D ISASTER N ETWORK Museums Libraries Repositories Archives MDC2C An example from Maryland C2C initiative:

10 Heritage Collection s

11 C ONNECTING TO C OLLECTIONS S TATEWIDE I MPLEMENTATION G RANT : Heritage Health Index Recommendation “…The marshalling of public and private support for, and public awareness about, collections care.” Something Sexy (Lists!) Public Awareness Campaign Something Known Public Voting Component

12 Museums, libraries, archives submit artifacts for consideration Online public voting open for one month Peer review panel determines final honorees manage media relations Works with all sites to maximize PR Staff works with honorees to maximize announcement Examples from Oklahoma and Maryland H OW D OES THE ‘T OP 10’ W ORK ?

13 P ROMOTION & P UBLIC V OTING = THE OPPORTUNITY TO RALLY SUPPORTERS, EXPAND COMMUNITY, PROMOTE A CAUSE

14 2011 People’s Choice Award Honoree Virginia Museum of Transportation receives $10,000 Grant from Trains Magazine for the cosmetic restoration of their nominated artifact “1776” Norfolk & Western Locomotive because of their successful ‘win’ in the 2011 online public voting component S UCCESS S TORIES 2011

15 F OR M ORE I NFORMATION : WWW. IMLS. GOV / COLLECTIONS / C ONNECTING TO C OLLECTIONS O NLINE C OMMUNITY : WWW. CONNECTINGTOCOLLECTIONS. ORG WWW. CONNECTINGTOCOLLECTIONS. ORG

16 T HANK YOU !! Look for a digital archive of all the materials developed for the C2C project by Heritage Preservation and IMLS!


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