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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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Products Used in Preventive Conservation – Technical Bulletin 32

Products Used in Preventive Conservation – Technical Bulletin 32 Source: Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI) This Technical Bulletin provides a critical review of products typically used for the display, storage and transportation of objects by explaining how certain products can affect objects and their preservation, and it proposes guidelines for minimizing damaging effects. Products used to […]

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Don’t Panic: Emergency Response & Salvage Workshop

Don’t Panic: Emergency Response & Salvage Workshop Source: Museum SOS – American Museum of Natural History In May 2004, a conference entitled Museum SOS: Strategies for Emergency Response and Salvage was held at the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) in New York City as part of the 19th Annual Meeting of the Society for […]

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Videotape Preservation Handbook by Jim Wheeler

Videotape Preservation Handbook by Jim Wheeler Source: The Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA) This handbook is intended to answer the questions of archivists, librarians, and others who have a collection of videotapes they wish to keep for many years. The guidelines offered touch briefly on each appropriate topic, but do not cover any topic […]

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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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Film Preservation Manual for Home and Independent Filmmakers

Film Preservation Manual for Home and Independent Filmmakers Source: The Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA) Right now there are countless reels of movie film on shelves, in drawers, and in attics. The films themselves may be brand new 16mm experimental works or 8mm home movies from the 1930s. This website will focus on the […]

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