[This blog post comes from Andrea Gabriel, Outreach and Development Coordinator for the State Archives of North Carolina, and is cross-posted from the History For All the People blog.]
Could you use some help with managing and caring for your archival collections?
Applications are now being sought for admission to the Traveling Archivist Program (TAP), a program providing onsite consultation in best practices for the preservation of and access to archival materials held in North Carolina repositories.
TAP addresses best practices in accessions and acquisitions, preservation and conservation including environmental conditions, proper handling and storage, public access tools and outreach, and administrative infrastructure. Each site visit includes a collections assessment, discussions with staff and administrative personnel, and practical low-cost recommendations to improve preservation and access. These recommendations will be formalized in a written report provided to your organization. Some basic supplies will be supplied.
The TAP program is open to all North Carolina cultural and heritage institutions that house and maintain active archive and record collections accessible to the public. Applications will be accepted until September 26, 2014. The application and instructions are available from the News and Events page on the State Archives website.
Learn more about this program via Traveling Archivist Offers Help to North Carolina Repositories on the State Archives main blog.
Questions relating to the application or the program may be addressed to Andrea Gabriel, State Archives of North Carolina, 919.807.7326; firstname.lastname@example.org.