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Author Forde, Helen.
Title Preserving archives / Helen Forde and Jonathan Rhys-Lewis, UCL, UK.
Publisher London : Facet Publishing, 2013.
Edition 2nd edition.



Descript xiv, 272 pages : illustrations (black and white)
Content text
still image
Media computer
Carrier online resource
Edition 2nd edition.
Note Previous edition: 2007.
Contents Introduction to the series - Geoffrey Yeo 1. Introducing archive preservation Introduction How has the relationship between conservation and preservation developed? Definitions Summary Notes 2. Understanding archival materials and their characteristics Introduction Paper Parchment Inks: from carbon ink to laser printing Photographic materials Analogue audiovisual materials: wax cylinders, shellac and vinyl discs and film Optical materials: CDs and DVDs Magnetic materials: tape, hard disks and floppy disks Minidiscs Portable digital storage Summary Notes and references 3. Managing digital preservation Introduction Why is digital preservation management important? Why is digital preservation difficult? Costs of digital preservation What should be preserved? Who should be involved? What is the starting point? What happens next? Summary Notes and references 4. Archive buildings and their characteristics Introduction How has the concept of archive buildings developed? How did archive buildings develop in the UK? What other ideas have developed for archive buildings? What should be considered before building or adapting an existing building to house an archive? What needs to be explained? Location How should the architect be briefed? What are the problems with adapted buildings or historic buildings? Summary Notes and references 5. Safeguarding the building and its contents Introduction Security Fire prevention, detection and suppression Water detection Environmental issues Summary Notes and references 6. Managing archival storage Introduction Why do environmental conditions matter? What needs to be controlled? Mould: why is it such a threat? Measuring and monitoring temperature and humidity Measuring and monitoring pollution levels Special arrangements How can comparative costs be assessed? Shelving, racking and plan chest specifications What kind of equipment is needed? Possible future developments Summary Notes and references 7. Managing risks and avoiding disaster Introduction Why undertake an 'operation-hope-not'? Definitions Who is responsible for disaster planning? What should be saved first? Development of a disaster control plan: where to start? Prevention Preparation Reaction Recovery Evaluation Summary Notes and references 8. Creating and using surrogates Introduction Copying archive material What copying techniques are available? What problems arise? Developing a preservation copying policy: why do it? How can the copies themselves be preserved? Selecting correct copying methods Preparation of material Copying of material in-house Use of outside agencies Summary Notes and references 9. Moving the records Introduction What are the risks? Planning the project Briefing a suitable removal firm Minimum removal equipment specifications Preparing for the move The move itself And afterwards... Summary Notes and references 10. Exhibiting archives Introduction How can the overall risk be minimized? Managing the care of documents in exhibitions Planning and preparing for an exhibition During the exhibition And afterwards... Summary Notes and references 11. Handling the records Introduction The problem Improving the quality of care: how can it be achieved? Where and how can good practice be demonstrated to readers? How can staff be best trained? Summary Notes 12. Managing a pest control programme Introduction What are the common pests? What damage do pests do to archival materials? Where are they likely to be active? What are the signs of an infestation? How can they be prevented from getting into the collections? Why are previous eradication measures no longer used? Why is integrated pest management (IPM) now adopted as a strategy? How can IPM be introduced? Setting traps Dealing with an infestation Ongoing management Summary Notes and references 13. Training and the use of volunteers Introduction What options for preservation training are available? What areas of preservation should be covered? The use of volunteers What are the key challenges of using volunteers? Using volunteers for preservation activities The importance of documentation Volunteers and the interface with conservation Summary Notes and references 14. Putting preservation into practice Introduction Choices and options Who is responsible? What is a preservation policy? What about strategies? Costs, funding and options How is a programme planned and put into action? And the results? Notes and references Appendices The National Archives Conditions for Loans policy A conservation workshop Compiling a Preservation Policy; an advisory template UCL Library Services: Volunteer Agreement Benchmarking entries: MLA Bibliography British and international standards relating to archive preservation 1. Introducing archive preservation 2. Understanding archive materials and their characteristics 3. Managing digital preservation 4. Archive buildings and their characteristics 5. Safeguarding the building and its contents 6. Managing archival storage 7. Managing risks and avoiding disaster 8. Creating and using surrogates 9. Moving the records 10. Exhibiting archives 11. Handling the records 12. Managing a pest control programme 13. Training and the use of volunteers 14. Putting preservation into practice
Note 400 annual accesses. UkHlHU
ISBN 9781856049603
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Author Forde, Helen.
Series Principles and practice in records management and archives
Principles and practice in records management and archives.
Subject Archival materials -- Conservation and restoration.
Alt author Rhys-Lewis, Jonathan.
Descript xiv, 272 pages : illustrations (black and white)
Content text
still image
Media computer
Carrier online resource
Edition 2nd edition.
Note Previous edition: 2007.
Contents Introduction to the series - Geoffrey Yeo 1. Introducing archive preservation Introduction How has the relationship between conservation and preservation developed? Definitions Summary Notes 2. Understanding archival materials and their characteristics Introduction Paper Parchment Inks: from carbon ink to laser printing Photographic materials Analogue audiovisual materials: wax cylinders, shellac and vinyl discs and film Optical materials: CDs and DVDs Magnetic materials: tape, hard disks and floppy disks Minidiscs Portable digital storage Summary Notes and references 3. Managing digital preservation Introduction Why is digital preservation management important? Why is digital preservation difficult? Costs of digital preservation What should be preserved? Who should be involved? What is the starting point? What happens next? Summary Notes and references 4. Archive buildings and their characteristics Introduction How has the concept of archive buildings developed? How did archive buildings develop in the UK? What other ideas have developed for archive buildings? What should be considered before building or adapting an existing building to house an archive? What needs to be explained? Location How should the architect be briefed? What are the problems with adapted buildings or historic buildings? Summary Notes and references 5. Safeguarding the building and its contents Introduction Security Fire prevention, detection and suppression Water detection Environmental issues Summary Notes and references 6. Managing archival storage Introduction Why do environmental conditions matter? What needs to be controlled? Mould: why is it such a threat? Measuring and monitoring temperature and humidity Measuring and monitoring pollution levels Special arrangements How can comparative costs be assessed? Shelving, racking and plan chest specifications What kind of equipment is needed? Possible future developments Summary Notes and references 7. Managing risks and avoiding disaster Introduction Why undertake an 'operation-hope-not'? Definitions Who is responsible for disaster planning? What should be saved first? Development of a disaster control plan: where to start? Prevention Preparation Reaction Recovery Evaluation Summary Notes and references 8. Creating and using surrogates Introduction Copying archive material What copying techniques are available? What problems arise? Developing a preservation copying policy: why do it? How can the copies themselves be preserved? Selecting correct copying methods Preparation of material Copying of material in-house Use of outside agencies Summary Notes and references 9. Moving the records Introduction What are the risks? Planning the project Briefing a suitable removal firm Minimum removal equipment specifications Preparing for the move The move itself And afterwards... Summary Notes and references 10. Exhibiting archives Introduction How can the overall risk be minimized? Managing the care of documents in exhibitions Planning and preparing for an exhibition During the exhibition And afterwards... Summary Notes and references 11. Handling the records Introduction The problem Improving the quality of care: how can it be achieved? Where and how can good practice be demonstrated to readers? How can staff be best trained? Summary Notes 12. Managing a pest control programme Introduction What are the common pests? What damage do pests do to archival materials? Where are they likely to be active? What are the signs of an infestation? How can they be prevented from getting into the collections? Why are previous eradication measures no longer used? Why is integrated pest management (IPM) now adopted as a strategy? How can IPM be introduced? Setting traps Dealing with an infestation Ongoing management Summary Notes and references 13. Training and the use of volunteers Introduction What options for preservation training are available? What areas of preservation should be covered? The use of volunteers What are the key challenges of using volunteers? Using volunteers for preservation activities The importance of documentation Volunteers and the interface with conservation Summary Notes and references 14. Putting preservation into practice Introduction Choices and options Who is responsible? What is a preservation policy? What about strategies? Costs, funding and options How is a programme planned and put into action? And the results? Notes and references Appendices The National Archives Conditions for Loans policy A conservation workshop Compiling a Preservation Policy; an advisory template UCL Library Services: Volunteer Agreement Benchmarking entries: MLA Bibliography British and international standards relating to archive preservation 1. Introducing archive preservation 2. Understanding archive materials and their characteristics 3. Managing digital preservation 4. Archive buildings and their characteristics 5. Safeguarding the building and its contents 6. Managing archival storage 7. Managing risks and avoiding disaster 8. Creating and using surrogates 9. Moving the records 10. Exhibiting archives 11. Handling the records 12. Managing a pest control programme 13. Training and the use of volunteers 14. Putting preservation into practice
Note 400 annual accesses. UkHlHU
ISBN 9781856049603
Author Forde, Helen.
Series Principles and practice in records management and archives
Principles and practice in records management and archives.
Subject Archival materials -- Conservation and restoration.
Alt author Rhys-Lewis, Jonathan.

Subject Archival materials -- Conservation and restoration.
Descript xiv, 272 pages : illustrations (black and white)
Content text
still image
Media computer
Carrier online resource
Note Previous edition: 2007.
Contents Introduction to the series - Geoffrey Yeo 1. Introducing archive preservation Introduction How has the relationship between conservation and preservation developed? Definitions Summary Notes 2. Understanding archival materials and their characteristics Introduction Paper Parchment Inks: from carbon ink to laser printing Photographic materials Analogue audiovisual materials: wax cylinders, shellac and vinyl discs and film Optical materials: CDs and DVDs Magnetic materials: tape, hard disks and floppy disks Minidiscs Portable digital storage Summary Notes and references 3. Managing digital preservation Introduction Why is digital preservation management important? Why is digital preservation difficult? Costs of digital preservation What should be preserved? Who should be involved? What is the starting point? What happens next? Summary Notes and references 4. Archive buildings and their characteristics Introduction How has the concept of archive buildings developed? How did archive buildings develop in the UK? What other ideas have developed for archive buildings? What should be considered before building or adapting an existing building to house an archive? What needs to be explained? Location How should the architect be briefed? What are the problems with adapted buildings or historic buildings? Summary Notes and references 5. Safeguarding the building and its contents Introduction Security Fire prevention, detection and suppression Water detection Environmental issues Summary Notes and references 6. Managing archival storage Introduction Why do environmental conditions matter? What needs to be controlled? Mould: why is it such a threat? Measuring and monitoring temperature and humidity Measuring and monitoring pollution levels Special arrangements How can comparative costs be assessed? Shelving, racking and plan chest specifications What kind of equipment is needed? Possible future developments Summary Notes and references 7. Managing risks and avoiding disaster Introduction Why undertake an 'operation-hope-not'? Definitions Who is responsible for disaster planning? What should be saved first? Development of a disaster control plan: where to start? Prevention Preparation Reaction Recovery Evaluation Summary Notes and references 8. Creating and using surrogates Introduction Copying archive material What copying techniques are available? What problems arise? Developing a preservation copying policy: why do it? How can the copies themselves be preserved? Selecting correct copying methods Preparation of material Copying of material in-house Use of outside agencies Summary Notes and references 9. Moving the records Introduction What are the risks? Planning the project Briefing a suitable removal firm Minimum removal equipment specifications Preparing for the move The move itself And afterwards... Summary Notes and references 10. Exhibiting archives Introduction How can the overall risk be minimized? Managing the care of documents in exhibitions Planning and preparing for an exhibition During the exhibition And afterwards... Summary Notes and references 11. Handling the records Introduction The problem Improving the quality of care: how can it be achieved? Where and how can good practice be demonstrated to readers? How can staff be best trained? Summary Notes 12. Managing a pest control programme Introduction What are the common pests? What damage do pests do to archival materials? Where are they likely to be active? What are the signs of an infestation? How can they be prevented from getting into the collections? Why are previous eradication measures no longer used? Why is integrated pest management (IPM) now adopted as a strategy? How can IPM be introduced? Setting traps Dealing with an infestation Ongoing management Summary Notes and references 13. Training and the use of volunteers Introduction What options for preservation training are available? What areas of preservation should be covered? The use of volunteers What are the key challenges of using volunteers? Using volunteers for preservation activities The importance of documentation Volunteers and the interface with conservation Summary Notes and references 14. Putting preservation into practice Introduction Choices and options Who is responsible? What is a preservation policy? What about strategies? Costs, funding and options How is a programme planned and put into action? And the results? Notes and references Appendices The National Archives Conditions for Loans policy A conservation workshop Compiling a Preservation Policy; an advisory template UCL Library Services: Volunteer Agreement Benchmarking entries: MLA Bibliography British and international standards relating to archive preservation 1. Introducing archive preservation 2. Understanding archive materials and their characteristics 3. Managing digital preservation 4. Archive buildings and their characteristics 5. Safeguarding the building and its contents 6. Managing archival storage 7. Managing risks and avoiding disaster 8. Creating and using surrogates 9. Moving the records 10. Exhibiting archives 11. Handling the records 12. Managing a pest control programme 13. Training and the use of volunteers 14. Putting preservation into practice
Note 400 annual accesses. UkHlHU
Alt author Rhys-Lewis, Jonathan.
ISBN 9781856049603

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