Preservation how-to for every medium. Cultural heritage professionals-museum curators, museum professionals, archivists, and librarians- use their specialized knowledge to prioritize the needs of their collections. Preservation managers and collections care specialists draw from experts in climate control, fire safety, pest management, and more in assessing a collection and its needs. And all the special materials within the collections have their experts too. This revised second edition contains a wide range of topic-specific expertise that comprises both an enduring text for preservation and collections care students, as well as an essential one-stop reference for cultural heritage professionals-particularly those in small- to medium sized organizations where resources are limited and professional help, is not always accessible. Chapter coverage includes: PART I: FUNDAMENTALS Chapter 1: Mapping the Preservation Landscape for the Twenty-first Century Chapter 2: Preservation Principles Chapter 3: Managing Preservation: Policy, Assessment, Planning Chapter 4: Security and Disaster Planning PART II: COLLECTIONS Chapter 5: Artifacts and Information Chapter 6: The Environment Chapter 7: Creating Preservation-friendly Objects PART III: MEDIA AND MATERIAL Chapter 8: Putting it all together - environment and storage quick reference guides Chapter 9: Paper Objects and Books Chapter 10: Photographic Materials Chapter 11: Digital Prints (A. Carver-Kubik) Chapter 12: Sound Materials Chapter 13: Moving Image Materials Chapter 14: Digital Storage Media and Files Chapter 15: Textiles Chapter 16: Paintings In addition to updated and expanded existing content, a new chapter on digital prints has been added to the Media and Material. Also new is -Expanded information on disaster planning; -A quick guide to good, better, and best preservation practices to help institutions strive to improve their own activities; -A comparative terminology guide to assist in greater understanding between LAMs; -and two quick references for temperature and relative humidity preferences for a wide range of collection materials. This comprehensive handbook is an invaluable reference.
About the Author
Dr Ross Harvey has held academic positions at universities in Australia, Singapore, and the United States. His research interests focus on the stewardship of digital materials in libraries and archives, particularly on its preservation. Ross has published widely in the fields of bibliographic organization, library education, the preservation of library and archival material, and newspaper history. His most recent books are (with Jaye Weatherburn) Preserving Digital Materials, 3rd ed. (2018) and (with Gillian Oliver) Digital Curation, 2nd ed. (2016). Martha R. Mahard managed the print and photograph inventory projects at the Boston Public Library. Before joining the BPL, she was a Professor of Practice at the School of Library and Information Science at Simmons in Boston, where she taught courses in the management of photographic archives, art documentation, and preservation management. She also held a variety of positions in the Harvard University libraries, including the Harvard Theatre Collection, the Graduate School of Design Library, and the Fine Arts Library, where she was Curator of Historic Photographs. During her 35-year career at Harvard she was instrumental in the development and implementation of their first online union catalog for visual materials. She holds a B.A. in English literature from Barnard College, an M.A. in Theatre History from Tufts University, and an M.L.I.S. and a Doctor of Arts degree in Library Administration from Simmons. She is the co-author of Libraries, Archives and Museums Today: Insights from the Field (2019). Donia Conn is on the faculty at Simmons University School of Library and Information Science and a private conservator with over 20 years of experience in the preservation of cultural heritage collections. Throughout her career, she has also been active in the profession chairing committees for the American Library Association, acting as a delegate for the United States on the International Standards Organization Working Group on ISO 11799, reviewing grants for the NHPRC, the IMLS the NEH, and the Greater Hudson Heritage Network, and acting as subject specialist reviewer for professional journals. Ms. Conn has years of experience in training and assessment for a wide range of cultural heritage institutions. In addition to teaching for Simmons University, she has also developed curricula and taught for Heritage Preservation, the state of Connecticut, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and for the American Library Association. Donia earned her BA in Mathematics from St. Olaf College and her MLIS with Advanced Certificate in Conservation from the University of Texas-Austin. Past employers include the Northeast Document Conservation Center, Northwestern University, Syracuse University, The Folger Shakespeare Library, and the University of Kentucky. Donia is also a Professional Associate of the American Institute for Conservation and a member of AIC's National Heritage Responders. As an independent consultant, Donia has worked for such institutions as the Saratoga County Historical Society, Lake Placid Olympic Museum, Skidmore College, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, the Greater Hudson Heritage Network, the University of Rochester, Vanderbilt University, and Washington University.