By Winston Atkins, Preservation Officer
Digital Forensics, Emulation, and the
Art of Restoration
In 1991, from a [...]Continue Reading →
Tip 8: Access and Preservation Go Together
A great amount of ink has been spilled when it comes to the “dilemma” of “preservation vs. access.” I, however, think access and preservation depend on each other for success. If items are not used, how do you know what condition they are in? Without access, digital files [...]Continue Reading →
Tip 3: Handle With Care
The way you handle your collections can greatly affect their condition and longevity. Here are some tips for proper handling:
Do not eat or drink around collections.
Food and drink, even water, can cause permanent staining and can attract insects, mice and other undesirable critters which [...]
Tip 1: Provide a Good Environment
If you can do just one thing to protect your collections you would be wise to choose controlling the environment. What does that mean exactly? In Preservation terms, it means 60-70 degrees Farenheit and 40-50% relative humidity with minimum fluctuations in either. It also means keeping light [...]Continue Reading →
Help Wanted: You Can Help Keep Our Collections In Good Condition (installed 10/2/12)
On display in Perkins Library, Lower Level 1, Room 023. Open during regular library hours.
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