Collection Activities Archives: Health & Safety

Contaminated Collections: Preservation, Access and Use

Contaminated Collections:Preservation, Access and Use, Preservation of Native American and Historical Natural History Collections Contaminated with Pesticide Residues Source: Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections (SPNHC) Proceedings of a Symposium Held at the National Conservation Training Center (NCTC), Shepherdstown, West Virginia, April 6-9, 2001 On 6–9 April 2001, Native Americans and preservation professionals, […]

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Disaster Preparedness Workbook

Disaster Preparedness Workbook for U.S. Navy Libraries and Archives (1998) The Disaster Preparedness Workbook For Navy Libraries and Archives was written to cover all types of disasters and to help Navy Libraries and Archives safeguard their informational resources as we are all self insured. Loss of these resources would seriously impact on our mission. Includes all […]

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Mold

Mold Source: Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation (FAIC) (Heritage Preservation) Video on salvage with mold after a disaster.

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Emergency Salvage of Moldy Books and Paper

Emergency Salvage of Moldy Books and Paper Source: New England Document Conservation Center (NEDCC) Most librarians and archivists have seen the effects of mold on paper materials, but many have never experienced an active mold outbreak. This leaflet provides some basic information about mold and outlines the steps that need to be taken to stop […]

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Emergency Preparedness & Response

Emergency Preparedness & Response – AIC Wiki Source: American Institute for Conservation (AIC) Wiki This is a compilation of materials from various conservation meetings and groups concerning emergency planning and response – it includes links to meeting handouts, emergency planning, preparedness, response, risk assessment, collections salvage and recovery, stabilizing the environment and collections, and stabilizing […]

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Mold

Mold Source: Environmental protections Agency (EPA) If mold is a problem in your home, you must clean up the mold and eliminate sources of moisture. This website provides guidance about mold and moisture for homes, schools, multifamily and commercial buildings.

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Mercury in Museum Collections

Mercury in Museum Collections Source: Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI) Notes 1/7 The dangers of mercury are well-known and well-documented. To avoid these ill effects it is essential to know which objects in a museum collection contain mercury, and how to handle and care for them properly.

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