30 articles Preservation

The Preservation of Glass Plate Negatives

by Greta Bahnemann Almost all archives possess some type of photographic collection. Many individuals typically think of “photographs” as plastic-based negatives and slides; but these photographic techniques are relatively recent inventions. Prior to the invention of cellulose nitrate film in 1903, photographic emulsions were made on glass supports. These glass supports are typically referred to…

Brittle Books Reformatting Policy and Workflow

by the University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is committed to building and sustaining collections for the use of students, faculty, visiting scholars, and the public. The UIUC Preservation Department reformats brittle and damaged books to ensure the preservation of the intellectual content of its collections. The UIUC…

Preservation and Conservation: Integrated Pest Management

by the University Library, University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is a proactive program, utilizing techniques that minimize or even eliminate the use of chemicals, that is designed to determine whether there is a pest problem that needs to be addressed or whether there are buildings maintenance or operation issues that need…

Digital Preservation at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

by the University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Digital preservation wiki created by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  Includes documentation about: Medusa Digital Preservation Services Born Digital Materials Media preservation Hathi-Trust at UIUC Archive-It Legacy Documenation   Available at: https://wiki.illinois.edu/wiki/display/LibraryDigitalPreservation/Home  

Community Owned digital Preservation Tool Registry (COPTR)

COPTR describes tools useful for long term digital preservation and acts primarily as a finding and evaluation tool to help practitioners find the tools they need to preserve digital data. COPTR is collating the knowledge of the digital preservation community on preservation tools in one place. Instead of organisations competing against each other with their…

Digital Preservation and Processing Procedure and Workflow

by Carleton College “This procedure is designed to make a consistent and scaleable workflow to prepare digital files for long term preservation, description online and distribution online. ” The wiki also outlines and describes standards used.  It includes information on the following topics: Standards and Formats Bagit OAIS DROID – Digital Record Object Identification Exif Metadata…