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 […]
Collection Materials Archives: Books
Recorded: Thursday, October 3,, 2019
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 […]
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.
Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act Source: National Park Service – extensive information page on NAGPRA with full text of the law, FAQs, online databases, where to go for assistance
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 […]
First Actions for Film, Tape and Discs Source: The Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA) Disaster response from immediate response through treatment and recovery.
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 […]
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 […]
Collections Care Source: Library of Congress Resources related to caring for collections.