Training the Trainers

There are a number of approaches to the education of preservation professionals and librarians, ranging from one-day workshops to lengthy academic and internship programs. All of them have advantages and disadvantages. This section will discuss some of the main strategies for educating preservation professionals and staff, stressing the importance this has for later educational programs led by those same people. The concept is to "train the trainers," teaching practical and theoretical skills that will later be passed on to others, in either formal educational programs or advisory/consultancy setups. In large part, "training the trainers" programs are designed to address the preservation challenges of a particular region, with participants drawn from that region.