Risks to Collections Archives: Storage & Housing

Preparing Historic Motorized Vehicles for Storage or Exhibit

Preparing Historic Motorized Vehicles for Storage or Exhibit: Conserv-O-Gram 10-03 Source: National Park Service (NPS) Although vehicles are supposed to be treated with the same care as any other artifact in a historic collection. care of these vehicles traditionally has been regarded as an exception to conservation principles. As a consequence, the pressure to restore […]

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Storage Guide to Archival Collections

Storage Guide to Archival Collections Source: Indiana Historical Society Conservation Department This storage guide to archival collections is provided for the collection staff of the Indiana Historical Society. Its purpose is to introduce staff to proper storage techniques thoughtfully employed during the processing phase. Storage procedures are outlined for the wide variety of mainly paper-based […]

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Making Collections Effective

Making Collections Effective Effective Collections: an introduction Collections for the Future: two years on Source: Museum Association (UK) Effective Collections is a programme of work emerging from the central theme of the original Collections for the Future report – that too many museum collections are underused.

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Active Collections

Active Collections Source: Trevor Jones, Rainey Tisdale, Elizabeth Wood authors of Active Collections Florence, KY: Routledge Press (2018). Stop the Collections Avalanche! Do you walk through collections storage and see row after row of nearly identical artifacts? Do you start out each year with a resolution to finally eliminate your cataloging backlog, only to fall […]

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Products Used in Preventive Conservation – Technical Bulletin 32

Products Used in Preventive Conservation – Technical Bulletin 32 Source: Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI) This Technical Bulletin provides a critical review of products typically used for the display, storage and transportation of objects by explaining how certain products can affect objects and their preservation, and it proposes guidelines for minimizing damaging effects. Products used to […]

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Digital Image Capture and File Storage

Digital Image Capture and File Storage: Guide for Best Practice Source: Historic England Digital technology is still in its infancy compared with the long-established technique of using silver-based emulsions on glass plate or film to produce images that have, with suitable development and storage, proven to be stable and enduring. Some would argue that our […]

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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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Preservation at Home

Preservation at Home Source: The National Film and Sound Archive of Australia How to care for your audio, film, video and photographs, and protect them from water and fire damage.

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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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