Storage Enclosures for Books and Artifacts on Paper Source: Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC) Protective enclosures made of chemically stable materials provide both physical support and chemical protection for books and artifacts on paper. Materials from which enclosures are constructed should meet preservation standards since poor-quality materials can cause irreparable damage.
Saving Your Treasures, Books, Bibles, and Scrapbooks Source: Nebraska NET Saving Your Treasure series
Care, Handling and Storage of Motion Picture Film Source: Library of Congress Motion picture film can be made of various materials and by different processes and both material and process inform storage, handling, and duplication recommendations.
Proper Care and Handling of Audio Visual Materials Source: Library of Congress Taking care when handling any collection item is one of the more effective, cost-efficient, and easily achieved preservation measures.
Conserve-O-Gram 4/12 Ring Supports for Pottery and Round-Based Objects Source: National Park Service (NPS) Whether for storage or exhibit, the support should properly support the base of the object, help alleviate stresses caused by instability, and prevent damage from vibration or movement.
Conserve-O-Gram 8/1 Removing Dust from Ceramic and Glass Objects Source: National Park Service (NPS) This Conserve 0 Gram discusses the types of cleaning that should be avoided, cleaning that can be safely performed on-site by curatorial staff, and the various procedures to follow.
Conserve-O-Gram 8/3 Preservation of Low-Fired Ceramic Objects Source: National Park Service (NPS) To better protect low-fired ceramic objects, museum staff should understand the materials and techniques used to create them. Some of the damage that can occur to low-fired ceramics is a result of their construction. Prevent major accidents by following established guidelines for proper […]
Zoo, Circus and Marine Animals Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture Housing environments for the species or strains of animals maintained should take into account their physical and behavioral needs in order to provide for their health and well-being. Many of the resources are concerned with lab animals, as well as animals in agricultural settings.
Zootrition (Dietary Management Software for Zoo and Wildlife Professionals) Source: Saint Louis Zoo Zootrition is a comprehensive database that provides zoo and wildlife managers with a powerful tool to compare nutritional content of specific food items and calculate overall nutritional composition of diets. Potential nutritional deficiencies and toxicities can be identified and additional information specific […]
Amphibians and Reptiles Project Guidance Source: Natural Resources Conservation Service Reptiles and amphibians are important parts of both aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems. Although reptiles and amphibians are two distinct classes of vertebrates, they have historically been treated as one group for the purposes of research under the field of herpetology, as well as for habitat […]