When it comes to digitization Mickey is right, too many times have originals been destroyed because an electronic copy has been made, and then the electronic copy have become unreadable. Electronic copies should never be treated as the original unless the object has been “born” digital. If Corry’s freeze solution is too much…[Read more]
I can understand how one would not want to pay for a system that you might not use. If your society has been working fine with Excel, then you could probably very easily customize a Microsoft Access database to do most of what you are looking for.
Software packages are great, and the support that you get with them saves a lot of time and…[Read more]
Just a thought about using NASD as your on site backup. You will have to make sure that you know how to set your NASD to act as the backup. I bought one to use at home, and its great as a server, but becasue of the way I have it set up I am unable to set it as my computers backup location (I can probably figure out how to fix it, but…[Read more]
Hey Linda, I work for a medium size museum in Ontario Canada. In 2009-2010 the Canadian Government had a series of grants that were targeting creating jobs. The program has ended now. We were lucky to have been able to have taken advantage.
And Brandy, glad to help out.
The museum that I work for got a federal grant that matched funds, so we were able to build a new building. We are using a system called spacesaver (http://www.spacesaver.ca/)I know that it is a Canadian company, but there has to be an American equivilant. I have seen several cheaper versions of spacesaver systems, but if you are going…[Read more]
It depends on your scanner. We use an HP Scanjet G4050. It has a lamp on the lid that is usually covered by a plastic cover. If your scanner has a negatives setting, try putting the negative in the middle of the glass bed. Sometimes our machine acts up and only registeres the middle.
I agree with Helena’s comment. The numbering must associate the two objects (doll and box), and your records must indicate where you have stored each. The idea about displaying box and doll at the same time is interesting, as long as the requirements of both objects are being considered.
Ben Shaw replied to the topic Best Practice for Organizing Donations of Photocopied Originals in the forum C2C Community Archives – 2012 through 2014 7 years, 2 months ago
In our museum we will often recieve not archival documents along with items that are defined as archival by our institution. Our research library was set up with a comprehensive subject file system which allows us to accept the gifts as non-accessioned items, and file them by subject.
Adhesive based attachments are not ideal for long term storage boxes. In our archives we are constantly walking over “reminder” post it notes that have fallen off. I would recommend using a mechanical attachment such as a plastic paper clip. If using a tape of some sort is necessary, then I would recommend book repair tape for its strength.