Resource Types Archives: Charts & Posters

Sustaining Places

Sustaining Places Source: University of Delaware, Museum Studies Program and Tri-State Coalition of Historic Places Resources for Small Museums. Sustaining Places is a collaborative resource project from the Museum Studies Program at the University of Delaware.   Between 2011 and 2015, the site was supported by a grant from the Institute for Museum and Library Services‘ 21st Century Museum Professionals […]

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Film Preservation Guide: The Basics for Archives, Libraries, and Museums

Film Preservation Guide: The Basics for Archives, Libraries, and Museums Source: National Film Preservation Foundation Movies have documented America for more than one hundred years. Since Thomas Edison introduced the movie camera in 1893, amateur and professional filmmakers have used motion pictures to tell stories, record communities, explain the work of business and government, and […]

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Storage Guide for Acetate Film

Storage Guide for Acetate Film Source: Image Permanence Institute (IPI) The IPI Storage Guide for Acetate Film provides an overview of environmental specifications for film storage

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The Care and Handling of Recorded Sound Materials

The Care and Handling of Recorded Sound Materials Source: National Library of Canada via CoOL Sound recordings are machine readable artifacts; they are documents for which the integrity of the information they contain is directly related to the artifacts’ physical well being. Since the majority of sound recordings are made of plastic, conservation must be […]

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Distinguishing Between Ethanol and Isopropanol in Natural History Collection Fluid Storage

Distinguishing Between Ethanol and Isopropanol in Natural History Collection Fluid Storage Source: Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections Natural history specimens in fluid storage are typically maintained in either ethanol (grain or ethyl alcohol) (CH3CH2OH), isopropanol (isopropyl alcohol or propan-2-ol) [(CH3)2CHOH] or formalin (CH2O). If not previously documented, identifying storage fluids can be […]

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