Conserve-O-Gram 3/3 Comparing Temperature and Relative Humidity Dataloggers for Museum Monitoring Source: National Park Service (NPS) Datalogger refers to a battery powered device equipped with sensors and a microprocessor to monitor and record data such as temperature [T], relative humidity [RH], light, voltage, etc. Datalogging systems usually include proprietary software to initiate and set parameters […]
Risks to Collections Archives: Incorrect Humidity
Comparison of Temperature and Relative Humidity Dataloggers for Museum Monitoring Source: Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections (SPNHC) There are many dataloggers on the market that carry out basic monitoring functions. The accompanying table is by no means an exhaustive list. But, regardless of the options, planning ahead and having an outline of […]
Controlled Ventilation and Heating to Preserve Collections in Historic Buildings in Hot and Humid Regions Source: The Getty Conservation Institute (GCI) The results of a study ventilator-heater based climate control systems in historic buildings in hot and humid regions.
Environmental Overview Source: Image Permanence Institute (IPI) (Overview statement) Managing collection storage and display environments for long-term preservation is a complicated task. It requires an understanding of the effect of the environment on the materials in your collection, a realistic view of the environment in these spaces, and the ability to make strategic changes that […]
Low Cost/No Cost Improvements in Climate Control Source: Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC) Suggestions from a project by William Lull, a principal at Garrison/Lull in Princeton Junction, New Jersey, to help the New York State Division of Library Development create guidelines for improving environments in libraries, archives and similar institutions. Some of the tips may […]
Managing the Library and Archive Environment Source: The British Library National Preservation Office Knowing the environmental conditions in a library or archive is essential for planning the best strategy for the preservation of collections and for targeting your resources effectively.
Monitoring Temperature and Relative Humidity Source: Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC) Monitoring the environment is a foundational element of an overall preservation program and provides the baseline for managing the storage environment.
Temperature, Relative Humidity, Light, and Air Quality: Basic Guidelines for Preservation Source: Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC) Control of temperature and relative humidity is critical in the preservation of library and archival collections because unacceptable levels of these contribute significantly to the breakdown of materials.
The Museum Environment: Transforming the Solution into a Problem Source: Steven Weintraub, Collections: A Journal for Museum and Archives Professionals, Volume 2, Number 3, February 2006, pp. 195–218. The museum environment is a complex subject that cannot be reduced to a simple set of requirements. The enforcement of prescriptive and rigid environmental specifications can result […]
The Conservation Assessment: A Proposed Model for Evaluating Museum Environmental Management Needs Source: The Getty Conservation Institute (GCI) The publication is the result of ideas and experience gathered over the course of the eight years since the GCI published, with the National Institute for Conservation (NIC), its precedent The Conservation Assessment: A Tool for Planning, […]