The Katrina Research Center at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast will host an archival training workshop on basic preservation and digitization Thursday, May 20 at 9 a.m. in the library at the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.
This workshop, for small to mid-size organizations maintaining historical materials, will provide essential information about collections acquisition, evaluation, processing, access and preservation. Each participant will receive a notebook of forms and helpful information.
Space is limited and registration for the workshop must be received by May 13. The total cost for registration is $20 and checks must be made payable to LAMA. Registration can be mailed to the Katrina Research Center, 730 East Beach Blvd., Long Beach, MS 39560.
The workshop, sponsored by a grant project from the Institute for Museum and Library Services, establishes a sustainable program of archival training opportunities for staff and volunteers working in historical repositories in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama.
For more information and the registration form, contact the Southern Miss Katrina Research Center at 228.214.3423; or online visit www.usm.edu/katrina
About The University of Southern Mississippi
The University of Southern Mississippi, founded in 1910, is a comprehensive doctoral and research-extensive university fulfilling its mission of being a leading university in engaging and empowering individuals to transform lives and communities. In a tradition of leadership for student development, Southern Miss is educating a 21st century work force providing intellectual capital, cultural enrichment and innovation to Mississippi and the world. Southern Miss is located in Hattiesburg, Miss., with an additional campus and teaching and research sites on the Mississippi Gulf Coast; further information is found at www.usm.edu/gulfcoast .