Collection Activities Archives: Collections Management

Library Preservation and Conservation Tutorial

Library Preservation and Conservation Tutorial Source: Cornell University Library The preservation program should be based on the collection needs of a specific library or cultural institution. There are many preservation principles that can be applied to all types of cultural institutions and the emphasis and the direction for the program will be determined by the […]

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WESTPAS Preservation Education and Training Workshops

WESTPAS (Western States and Territories Preservation Assistance Service) delivered preservation education and training workshops to libraries, archives, museums, historical societies, and other cultural institutions in 14 participating states and territories: Alaska, American Samoa, California, Colorado, Guam, Hawai’i, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Northern Marianas Islands, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming. WESTPAS began in 2007 and was successfully […]

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NPS Museum Handbook, Part II: Museum Records

NPS Museum Handbook, Part II: Museum Records Source: National Park Service The National Park Service Museum handbook, Part Two outlines procedures for museum record keeping, including accessioning, cataloging, loans deaccessioning, photography, and reporting annual collection management data.

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Digitizing Intangible Cultural Heritage : A How-To Guide

Digitizing Intangible Cultural Heritage : A How-To Guide Source: Museum Association of Newfoundland and Labrador for the Canadian Heritage Information Network (CHIN) A guide to assist museums, archives and independent researchers This manual assists museums, archives and independent researchers in digitizing their existing collections of intangible heritage-related material. Aside from providing step-by-step digital transferring instructions, […]

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The Canadian Heritage Information Network (CHIN)

The Canadian Heritage Information Network (CHIN) Source: Department of Canadian Heritage The Canadian Heritage Information Network (CHIN), a Special Operating Agency within the Department of Canadian Heritage, offers valuable collections management resources to the Canadian museum community and online public access to millions of collections records. CHIN assists Canadian museums in documenting, managing, and sharing […]

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Digital Preservation Toolkit

Digital Preservation Toolkit Source: Canadian Heritage Information Network (CHIN) This Digital Preservation Toolkit provides accessible template, frameworks, decision trees and documents that are designed to help museums assess their digital preservation needs, to produce policy and procedures around digital preservation, and to develop, select and implement an action plan. Resources are presented in chronological order […]

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