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 […]
Risks to Collections Archives: Handling & Transport
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.
Recorded: Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Why aren’t you wearing gloves? The conservators’ guide to object handling in the British Museum Source: The British Museum Whenever we upload a video that features a member of staff handling an object without gloves we receive a flood of comments asking why. To help clear up the confusion, we asked our conservators to […]
Recorded: Thursday, April 12, 2018
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.
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 […]
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 […]
How to Pack a Pallet (Video) Source: The Henry Ford PDF Instructions
Preventive Measures for Objects on Display – Supports and Mounts Source: Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University This is a presentation that focuses specifically on the physical aspects of internal and external support for three-dimensional objects.