Review Draft of Digital Guidelines until December 31, 2012

Until December 31, 2012, those involved in digitization can review the draft of minimum specifications for sustainable digitization.  The authors of Minimum Digitization Capture Recommendations did extensive research including the review of practices at more than 50 organizations.  The specifications are designed to establish understanding, not to dictate standards.  They are available at http://connect.ala.org/node/185648

Source of this information:  Jane Hedberg, “Preservation News,” C&RL News, 73 (2012): 563.

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Bountiful site

The Regional Alliance for Preservation includes member organizations from across the United States.  It has conservators who work with paintings, textiles, the gamut.  Course offerings are listed into 2013.  Take a look at this rich site!  http://rap-arcc.org/

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Gonna Happen

The Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC) advises libraries that disasters WILL happen.  View the NEDCC free, two-hour webinar, “A Matter of When, Not If:  Preventing and Preparing for Disasters,” presented by Donia Conn in March 2012 at the NEDCC website:  www.nedcc.org

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Thank you, Jane Hedberg of Harvard University Library, for publishing this information in C&RL News (July/August 2012).

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Bug out!

Free pdf:  Pests by David Pinniger and published by the Preservation Advisory Centre of the British Library:  http://www.bl.uk/blpac/pdf/pests.pdf

Let this free 18-page booklet help you manage pests in your paper-based collections

Thank you, Jane Hedberg of Harvard University Library for this information, found in C&RL News (July/August 2012).

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Welcomes

Stay Well-Preserved welcomes the posts of others!!!  Comments are welcome!!!  Likes are appreciated!!!  Special welcomes to members of the TS-SIS Preservation Committee who post.  Lauren Seney has been working overtime on Preservation questions and answers.  Pat Turpening has just signed on as an author.  Maxine Wright has been a super public relations person for the Preservation cause.  Shout out if I have left you out.  Post, post, post…

Keep coming, folks!  Let’s build a community here!

 

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Test Your Environment

The Data Logger, preservation Environment Monitor, PEM2, IPI is highly accurate and works with the eClimateNotebook website.  Here is the description sheet:  Data Logger, preservation Environment Monitor, PEM2, IPI

The Environmental Monitoring Guide provides a comparison chart of instruments to help decide which one would be most useful:  http://www.gaylord.com/ad_block/HumidityTempMonitoring.pdf

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Getting Practical and Basic About Preservation

This resource is more about repairs than classic preservation, but it is very good.  Thanks go to Gaylord for permission to share the link.  I hope viewers enjoy this as much as I have.

Book Repair Webinar

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