Webinar Series: Sustainable Preservation Practices for Managing Storage Environments

Webinar Series

Dates: July 20, August 10, and August 31, 2023.

Time: 1:00-2:30pm EST

Instructor: Jennifer Jae Gutierrez

Cost: $375 for three webinars. Each webinar in the series can be registered for separately, but with this bundle of three, there is a $75 savings. 

Registration deadline: July 17, 2023


Monitoring and managing temperature and relative humidity (RH) in collection spaces are essential preservation program responsibilities. IPI’s environmental research initiatives focus on creating resources, tools, and training opportunities that help collecting institution staff monitor and analyze environmental data to make informed decisions about how to improve the preservation quality and sustainability of providing preservation storage environments. This three-part webinar series can serve as an introduction or refresher course on the fundamentals of sustainable preservation environmental management. Each webinar summarizes key concepts outlined in IPI’s Guide to Sustainable Preservation Practices for Managing Storage Environments.

Team Participation Encouraged

In collecting institutions an environmental management team that includes both collections and facilities staff can create a structure to environmental management that includes regular meetings of collections and facilities staff to review data, discuss strategy, plan for changes, and generally inform each other about what is going on in their respective roles. For this webinar series we suggest team participation and encourage facilities and collections staff to attend the webinar sessions together.

July 20, 2023
Managing Storage Environments, Part I: Understanding How Environmental Conditions Influence the Preservation of Collections
Environmental data informs storage environment discussions and decision making. This webinar will discuss the role of temperature, relative humidity, and dew point on defining the preservation quality of a collections storage environment. It will also address the basics of how indoor environmental conditions are achieved.

August 10, 2023
Managing Storage Environments, Part II: Implementing Environmental Monitoring Programs

Environmental data informs storage environment discussions and decision making. This webinar will discuss the fundamentals of implementing environmental monitoring programs and introduce factors to consider when analyzing environmental data. Best practices for using IPI’s Preservation Metrics to assess collection risks will be discussed in greater detail in our Preservation Metrics webinar series.

August 31, 2023
Managing Storage Environments, Part III: Administering a Sustainable Environmental Management Program
Monitoring temperature and relative humidity conditions alone will not improve preservation environments or the longevity of collections. Environmental management includes analysis and interpretation of the environmental conditions recorded and the implementation of improvements as necessary. This webinar will discuss how environmental management teams can prepare for evaluating the potential for testing and implementing energy-saving strategies in collections storage spaces. Additional information on this topic is available in IPI’s Methodology for Implementing Sustainable Energy-Saving Strategies in Collections Environments.


Webinar Registration Policies

  • No registrations will be accepted after the registration deadline.
  • Registration fees will not be refunded.
  • Registrants who are unable to attend the live webinar session can request access to a recording. Access to the recording will be limited to two weeks after the live session. Contact Lauren Parish at lmppph@rit.edu for assistance.
  • Registration is not confirmed until payment is made.
Technical Information
  • Webinars are presented live in Eastern Standard Time.
  • Closed captioning via Zoom is available for all live webinar sessions.
  • Instructions to access the webinar will be sent within a few days once payment is confirmed.
  • Before attending a webinar session, we recommend that you test your connection to ensure you will be able to run the program successfully. Update your Zoom Client for Meetings at:  https://zoom.us/download#client_4meeting 

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Price: $375.00