Collection Materials Archives: Archives

Storage Guide to Archival Collections

Storage Guide to Archival Collections Source: Indiana Historical Society Conservation Department This storage guide to archival collections is provided for the collection staff of the Indiana Historical Society. Its purpose is to introduce staff to proper storage techniques thoughtfully employed during the processing phase. Storage procedures are outlined for the wide variety of mainly paper-based […]

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ALCTS Preservation The Big Picture Webinar Series

ALCTS Preservation The Big Picture Webinar Series Source: ALCTS, Association for Library Collections and Technical Services This is a series of 39 webinars on the care of library and archives materials including book repair, digital and audiovisual matters, scrapbooks, textiles, disaster planning and response, storage issues, environmental monitoring, and suppliers.

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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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How to Videos [for Flood Recovery]

How to Videos [for Flood Recovery] Source: Archives Society of Alberta The Lead Team has created six video resources for the Flood Advisory Programme’s webpage. These videos are intended to be concise resources which demonstrate basic salvage techniques to help archivists during an emergency. Includes handling wet paper, packing wet records, drying wet records, removing […]

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Managing Your Collection for community based organisations

Managing Your Collection Source: Public Record Office Victoria (Australia) Many community based organisation across Victoria [Australia] care for and provide access to records that provide insight into the history of our state, its people and the events that have shaped it. The groups that are collecting this material are often small volunteer run organisations with […]

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Preservation Basics: Preservation of Scrapbooks and Albums

Preservation Basics: Preservation of Scrapbooks and Albums Source: Library of Congress Scrapbooks and albums provide a unique record of individuals, families, organizations, and associations and are, therefore, found in many museums, archives, and libraries. Originally printed as: Preservation Basics, A National Cooperative Information Project, Leaflet Number 1, November 1991  

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Practical Technology for Archives

Practical Technology for Archives Practical Technology for Archives is an open-access, peer-reviewed journal that focuses on pragmatic, practical applications of archival technical processes. Each issue includes how-to articles, shorter tips and techniques, brief demonstration videos, and, where appropriate, coding snippets and examples. The broad range of topics addressed relate to traditional and emerging applications of […]

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