Collection Materials Archives: Books

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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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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Disaster Recovery for Tapes in Flooded Areas

Disaster Recovery for Tapes in Flooded Areas Source: Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA) In the aftermath of hurricanes and severe flooding; homeowners, businesses and archives frequently find video and audio tapes that have been exposed to water and debris. Unfortunately, it’s all too often assumed that these tapes are ruined and irreplaceable recordings are […]

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Disaster Recovery for Films in Flooded Areas

Disaster Recovery for Films in Flooded Areas Source: Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA) If your films are in a flood, contact a film archive or film laboratory as quickly as possible for further advice. There are many variables that affect the stability of film materials, and each circumstance is different. The following suggestions are […]

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