Preservation Options for Scrapbook and Album Formats
Source: AIC-Book and Paper Group Annual Volume Ten (1991) (Author: Sherelyn Ogden)
Scrapbooks and albums are a unique, often highly imaginative form of human record which exist in abundance. Because of their great numbers, preservation of every scrapbook and album in the original format is impossible – the money and human power to do the job do not exist. Some must indeed be preserved in the original form retaining as much artifactual integrity as possible, regardless of cost. However, for many scrapbooks and albums, other choices need to be made. These include duplication, basic stabilization rather than complete treatment, substitution of the scrapbook format with another storage format, or some combination of all three.