Collection Materials Archives: Digital & Electronic Media

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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Digital preservation recommendations for small museums

Digital preservation recommendations for small museums Source: Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI) Digital preservation standards exist and are well established. But some of the requirements laid out in these standards are beyond the resources of smaller cultural heritage institutions, such as community museums. Digital archiving systems, for instance, cost money and require time investments that volunteer-run […]

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Digital Image Capture and File Storage

Digital Image Capture and File Storage: Guide for Best Practice Source: Historic England Digital technology is still in its infancy compared with the long-established technique of using silver-based emulsions on glass plate or film to produce images that have, with suitable development and storage, proven to be stable and enduring. Some would argue that our […]

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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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Preservation at Home

Preservation at Home Source: The National Film and Sound Archive of Australia How to care for your audio, film, video and photographs, and protect them from water and fire damage.

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Local Television: A Guide to Saving Our Heritage

Local Television: A Guide to Saving Our Heritage Source: The Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA) Saving the products of local television, both broadcast and cable, from television’s beginnings in each community, is essential to preserving the history and culture of the United States. Preservation of local television is of enormous value in documenting the […]

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