Risks to Collections Archives: Mold

Mould Prevention and Collections Recovery: Guidelines for Heritage Collections

Mould Prevention and Collections Recovery: Guidelines for Heritage Collections Source: Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI) Mould infestation in heritage collections can damage artifacts and may pose a health risk to individuals who work with these collections. This Technical Bulletin presents information on mould morphology, prevention of mould growth, actions to take should mould occur and health […]

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Mold and Mildew

Mold and Mildew Source: Smithsonian Museum Conservation Institute Guide concerning mold and mildew and care of collections.

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Collection Emergencies FAQ

Collection Emergencies FAQ Source: Library of Congress QUick answers to questions such as what to do if books get we or moldy, how to remove the smoke and other smells from books, soot removal from books, and what to do about book worms and book bugs.

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Mold!

Mold is a frequent hazard in collections. In this 90-minute webinar, participants learned how to identify mold, deal safely with a mold outbreak, and how to prevent it from occurring in the first place.

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Why do Old Books Smell and Other Adventures with Odors in Collections

Tara Kennedy, Preservation Field Services Librarian at Yale University Library, hosted a lively discussion focused on odors in collections. Lead by Kennedy, members of the Online Community explored the chemical properties of certain scents, gained a better understanding of what odors may signal deterioration, and discussed the safest methods to rid collections of odors.   […]

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