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Security Measures for Special Collections

Come to the Special Collections Roundtable meeting for a panel discussion on security practices for reading rooms and collection storage areas.

Are your collections safe from theft? from premeditated or accidental damage? from environmental damage? Does your repository have check-out and return procedures for users in place? How is sound is your collection monitoring process? Libraries, historical societies, and archives need security measures in place to assure that collections are protected when in use and shelved. Policies and procedures assure that adequate security measures are followed and that the repository has a strategy for responding to thefts. Security arrangements may vary from one institution to another and are dependent on staffing, physical setting, and use. The important thing is that there are security practices in place to meet your institution's needs.

You'll leave this session better prepared to review your current policies and procedures and revise them to improve security for your collections!

Program will be held in the Sydney L. Wright Museum Room of the Jamestown Philomenian Library.

After the meeting there is an optional 1 hour tour of the Jamestown Historical Society's Vault and Museum. The tour will be led by Dianne Rugh, Jamestown Historical Society Collections Chair. The climate controlled Vault is where the paper collection, smaller objects, and textiles are stored. It has 10 JHS networked computers and 2 scanners and is where volunteers catalog and care for the collection. The Museum and Vault are short walk from or drive from the Library (3-4 blocks).

Related LibGuide: Special Collections by Donna DiMichele

Thursday, July 11, 2019
9:30am - 11:30am
Jamestown Philomenian Library
Michelle Chiles, RI Historical Society; Patrick Crowley, Rare Book Librarian; Karen Eberhart, Brown University Libraries; Molly Bruce Patterson, Newport Historical Society
Event Type:
OLIS Continuing Education
  Trends & Special Topics  
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Event Organizer

Donna DiMichele

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