Proper Care and Handling of Audio Visual Materials Source: Library of Congress Taking care when handling any collection item is one of the more effective, cost-efficient, and easily achieved preservation measures.
Care, Handling and Storage of Motion Picture Film Source: Library of Congress Motion picture film can be made of various materials and by different processes and both material and process inform storage, handling, and duplication recommendations.
Saving Your Treasures, Books, Bibles, and Scrapbooks Source: Nebraska NET Saving Your Treasure series
Storage Enclosures for Books and Artifacts on Paper Source: Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC) Protective enclosures made of chemically stable materials provide both physical support and chemical protection for books and artifacts on paper. Materials from which enclosures are constructed should meet preservation standards since poor-quality materials can cause irreparable damage.
Protecting Books with Custom-Fitted Boxes Source: Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC) Boxes provide books with structural support and protection from dust, dirt, light, and mechanical damage.
Preservation Options for Scrapbook and Album Formats Source: AIC-Book and Paper Group Annual Volume Ten (1991) (Author: Sherelyn Ogden) Scrapbooks and albums are a unique, often highly imaginative form of human record which exist in abundance. Because of their great numbers, preservation of every scrapbook and album in the original format is impossible – the […]
Caring for Your Books Source: American Institute for Conservation (AIC) Caring for Your Treasures Series The book is an ingenious invention. Compact and portable, it has been the primary means of transmitting and preserving mankind’s accumulated knowledge for hundreds of years. Throughout that time, printers and bookbinders have used a wide variety of materials and […]
Zootrition (Dietary Management Software for Zoo and Wildlife Professionals) Source: Saint Louis Zoo Zootrition is a comprehensive database that provides zoo and wildlife managers with a powerful tool to compare nutritional content of specific food items and calculate overall nutritional composition of diets. Potential nutritional deficiencies and toxicities can be identified and additional information specific […]
Conserve-O-Gram 8/3 Preservation of Low-Fired Ceramic Objects Source: National Park Service (NPS) To better protect low-fired ceramic objects, museum staff should understand the materials and techniques used to create them. Some of the damage that can occur to low-fired ceramics is a result of their construction. Prevent major accidents by following established guidelines for proper […]
Conserve-O-Gram 8/1 Removing Dust from Ceramic and Glass Objects Source: National Park Service (NPS) This Conserve 0 Gram discusses the types of cleaning that should be avoided, cleaning that can be safely performed on-site by curatorial staff, and the various procedures to follow.