Risks to Collections Archives: Handling & Transport

Library Preservation and Conservation Tutorial

Library Preservation and Conservation Tutorial Source: Cornell University Library The preservation program should be based on the collection needs of a specific library or cultural institution. There are many preservation principles that can be applied to all types of cultural institutions and the emphasis and the direction for the program will be determined by the […]

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Handling heritage objects

Handling heritage objects Source: Janet Mason, Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI) Handling heritage objects is part of CCI’s Preventive conservation guidelines for collections online resource. This section presents key preventive conservation considerations for safe handling practices with regards to heritage collections.

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ALCTS Preservation The Big Picture Webinar Series

ALCTS Preservation The Big Picture Webinar Series Source: ALCTS, Association for Library Collections and Technical Services This is a series of 39 webinars on the care of library and archives materials including book repair, digital and audiovisual matters, scrapbooks, textiles, disaster planning and response, storage issues, environmental monitoring, and suppliers.

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How to Videos [for Flood Recovery]

How to Videos [for Flood Recovery] Source: Archives Society of Alberta The Lead Team has created six video resources for the Flood Advisory Programme’s webpage. These videos are intended to be concise resources which demonstrate basic salvage techniques to help archivists during an emergency. Includes handling wet paper, packing wet records, drying wet records, removing […]

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Salvage Operations for Water Damaged Archival Collections: A Second Glance

Salvage Operations for Water Damaged Archival Collections: A Second Glance Source: Canadian Council of Archives (2003), author: Betty Walsh Salvage is only a small part of the overall disaster planning process: prevention, preparedness, response, and recovery. Most importantly, management should support planning; duties should be delegated ahead of time and staff should be trained. Includes […]

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