Nebraska has many museums and libraries with great historical collections. Getting help to preserve those collections is a big challenge, especially for small organizations. Connecting to Collections Online Community is a new free interactive resource to connect staff at small museums, archives, and libraries with each other and top-flight information about collections care. Visit the site and register (free) to access features such as:
Meeting Room hosting free Webinars with leading conservation professionals
Discussion Forum where online community members can post questions
Calendar of events, online training opportunities, and grant deadlines
Topics Archive of past C2C Online Community discussions and presentations
The Online Community has a Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/C2Ccommunity
The Community is based on the initiative begun by the Institute of Museum and Library Service (IMLS) called Connecting to Collections. The initiative has included grant programs, national forums, workshops, a bookshelf distribution, and webinars.