Risks to Collections Archives: Incorrect Humidity

Dew Point Calculator

Dew Point Calculator Source: Image Permanence Institute (IPI) The Dew Point Calculator was created by IPI. It is designed to calculate and visually present the relationship between temperature, relative humidity and dew point. These calculations are used to evaluate the preservation quality of the environment based on four types of material decay—natural aging or chemical […]

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Caring for Textiles

Caring for Textiles Source: American Institute for Conservation (AIC) Textiles can be simple in structure and composition or can be part of complex composite objects that incorporate other materials like paper, leather, glass, metals, paint, stone, horn, bone, shell and feathers.Most textiles, at some time in their history, have served as functional objects. This history […]

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Care for Textiles

Care for Textiles Source: The Textile Museum Conservation Department (Textile Museums, Washington, DC) Today, The Textile Museum staff offer counsel for professionals around the world seeking the latest best-practices in textile care and display. The role of the Conservation Department has evolved to encompass not only the treatment of individual textiles, but also provisions for the long-term […]

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Caring for Your Documents and Works of Art on Paper

Caring for Your Documents and Works of Art on Paper Source: American Institute for Conservation (AIC) Documents, manuscripts, and works of art on paper such as prints, drawings, and watercolors are inherently fragile but can be easily and effectively protected from damage.

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Care and Handling of CDs and DVDs: A Guide for Librarians and Archivists

Care and Handling of CDs and DVDs: A Guide for Librarians and Archivists Source: Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) This document describes methods for the care and handling of optical discs and is intended for use by librarians and archivists in government, academia, and  ndustry. It draws on accumulated industry knowledge and the […]

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