Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Workshop- Photograph Preservation

Photograph Preservation Workshop Series at the Carmel Clay Public Library, February - April, 2013 Do you have questions about photograph copyright, archives management, digital imaging, dating, and preservation? Attend any of the six workshops sponsored by the Carmel Clay Historical Society, the Carmel Clay Public Library, and Heritage Photo & Research Services. Three free workshops are for the general public interested in dating and identifying family photos, starting a scanning project, and preserving digital files. The other three, full-day workshops are geared toward collections professionals working in historical societies, libraries, archives, and museums. The $35 fee includes lunch and extensive hand-outs. This program has been made possible through a matching grant from Indiana Humanities in cooperation with the National Endowment for the Humanities and with additional funding from the Hamilton County Convention and Visitors Bureau. These three workshops are for archivists, librarians, museum staff, and collection professionals: Librarian attendees may receive an LEU (Library Education Unit) Certificate at the workshop by emailing your name in advance to heritagephotoservices@gmail.com. Managing Photographic Collections, Monday, February 11, 9:00 a.m. * Introduction to Photographic Processes and Formats * Archival Basics: Appraisal, Accessioning, Arrangement * Cataloging and Archival Description * Group Exercise: Mystery Photography Assessment * Preservation Basics * Providing Access: Digital Imaging, Duplication, Copyright Presented by John Harris and Joan Hostetler, owners of Heritage Photo & Research Services Registration - Collections: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/5056403840 Photographic Collections: Marketing and Understanding Copyright, Tuesday, February 12, 9:00 a.m. [This workshop teaches the basics of photograph preservation, fair use, public domain, sharing images on the internet, offering a copy service, and marketing photographic collections.] * Understanding Copyright and Fair Use - Donna L. Ferullo, Director, University Copyright Office, Purdue University * Managing a Photo Duplication Service - Joan Hostetler, Heritage Photo & Research Services and Susan Sutton, Indiana Historical Society * What would you do? (Break-out groups to discuss photograph requests) * Roundtable - Question and answer period Registration - Collections: http://photographcopyright.eventbrite.com/ Digitizing Photographic Collections, Monday, March 11, 9:00 a.m. * Scanning Primer: Scanning Basics - Joan Hostetler, Heritage Photo & Research Services * How to Scan: Step-by-Step - John Harris, Heritage Photo & Research Services * PastPerfect Software, Stewart Lauterbach, Howard County Historical Society * Digital Preservation - Joan Hostetler, Heritage Photo & Research Services * Indiana Memory and Funding Sources - Connie Rendfeld, Digital Initiatives Librarian, Indiana State Library * Roundtable - Questions and discussion Registration - Photographs: http://digitizingphotocollections.eventbrite.com/ View more details or register online: http://www.eventbrite.com/org/1669084374?s=11622784. The following free public workshops are of interest to genealogists, scrapbookers, and photo collectors: Capturing Carmel in Historic Photographs, Thursday, March 7, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. Carmel-area residents are invited to this free slide presentation highlighting some of the nearly 1,000 photographs recently scanned and cataloged by the Carmel Clay Historical Society. CCHS director Katherine Dill will showcase images dating from the Civil War to the present, contrasting the images with what is on the site today. Registration - http://capturingcarmel.eventbrite.com/ Care and Identification of Family Photographs, Saturday, March 23, 9:00 a.m. - noon Old family photographs are among the first items people rescue in times of catastrophe, yet many of us do little to ensure their long-term preservation. This three-hour workshop will discuss: *Dating and identifying photos based on process and format *Finding dating clues within old images: clothing, photographers, license plates, etc. *Ideal storage environment *Photo safe enclosures and albums *Properly marking photographs *Sharing images via online sites *Preservation of digital photographs Participants are encouraged to bring mystery or interesting photographs for a brief show-and-tell session or email photos in advance. Presented by Joan Hostetler of Heritage Photo & Research Services Registration - http://careofphotos.eventbrite.com/ Preserving Digital Photographs, Saturday, April 13, 9:00 a.m. - noon Digital photography has gradually dominated since the 1990s, but will our descendants ever see our electronic photographs? It is highly unlikely unless we take steps to preserve the images and keep up with the latest technology. Come learn about: *The basics: what is a digital photograph? *Technical standards for good images *Scanning old family photos *Selecting equipment *Pros and cons of digital storage devices *Cloud back-up *Digital Preservation Presented by John Harris and Joan Hostetler, owners of Heritage Photo & Research Services Registration - http://digitalpreservation.eventbrite.com/ Questions? Contact: Joan Hostetler, Heritage Photo and Research Services 716 Dorman Street Indianapolis, IN 46202 (317) 771-4129 heritagephotoservices@gmail.com www.heritagephotoresearch.com Sign up now for our Photograph Preservation Workshop Series in Carmel, Ind.