Music Preservation Workshop for Librarians

WKS 433
Music Preservation Workshop for Librarians

As of June 24, 2021, this course has closed. We are no longer accepting registrations.

June 28-August 6, 2021 / Weekly synchronous classes to be scheduled with students
Online course

Alice Carli

The focus of the course is hands-on experience in repair techniques and preservation strategies for musical scores, with particular emphasis on matching preservation decisions to library mission. A combination of instructional videos made in the Sibley Conservation lab and Zoom conferencing provides demonstrations you can refer to over and over, lectures on administration, workflow organization, digitization, and special materials, and one-on-one questions and answers about dealing with your particular collection and its issues. The price of the course will entitle you to full access to the videos, Zoom conferencing during the length of the course, and phone or video consultation when needed. The course is intended for professional and support staff; private collectors also welcome. It may be taken as noncredit or for 1 credit with added written assignments and a graded exam.

For more information, contact Alice Carli at (585) 274-1375 or

$1,790 / 1 credit     WKS 433-1           
$399 / noncredit     WKS 433-2           

“I would absolutely recommend this course to other music library folks or anyone wanting to learn how to better preserve their personal collections. It has a very specific audience, but for folks with this interest, I can’t imagine a better program!” – 2020 participant