Resource Types Archives: Glossaries

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 […]

Continue Reading

Videotape Identification and Assessment Guide

Videotape Identification and Assessment Guide Source: Texas Commission on the Arts Museum staff are increasingly faced with the identification, care, and conservation of videotape formats found in their collections and archives, some of which are many decades old. This guide was created to answer questions commonly asked by custodians of video materials.

Continue Reading

Living Collections Policy

Living Collections Policy Source: The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University The Living Collections Policy of the Arnold Arboretum guides the development, management, and enhancement of the institution’s Living Collections, and applies to all plants outlined below under Scope of the Living Collections.

Continue Reading