Benchmarks in collection care for museums, archives and libraries a self-assessment checklist.

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  • Museum conservation methods -- Evaluation.,
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ContributionsResource: The Council for Museums, Archives and Libraries.
The Physical Object
Paginationxxi, 68 p. ;
Number of Pages68
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Open LibraryOL19400292M

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One archives and libraries book generally subsumes it. The three levels of collection care are: Basic Practice A minimum level of practice which all museums, archives and libraries should be able to achieve. Good Practice A standard that is achievable by the majority of institutions. This level represents a consensus of current professional good practice.

Benchmarks in Collection Care Published by Collections Trust (; minor updates to edition) Editor: Alex Dawson. Collections Trust gratefully acknowledges the Benchmarks Working Group, and all the contributors to Benchmarksincluding Jane Henderson, Peter Winsor, Helen Lindsay, Nancy Bell and Jonathan Rhys-Lewis.

Benchmarks in Collection Care is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike Licence (CC BY SA unported) Creative Commons Atribution­ShareAlike licence This licence lets others remix, tweak, and build upon the creator’s work even for commercial purposes, as long as.

Benchmarks is for any organisation with a long term mission of preservation for collections. It is specifically aimed at museums, libraries and archives – it includes library collections, but is not designed for use by public lending libraries or reference tions can include: 2D and 3D items digital and physical items.

Benchmarks in Collection Care for Museums, Libraries and Archives This document is derived from the database version of Benchmarks in Collection Care and consists of the checklist together with the associated explanation and guidance information that is.

Benchmarks in collection care for museums, archives and libraries: a self-assessment checklist. Also Titled. Benchmarks in collection care Other Authors. Resource: The Council for Museums, Archives and Libraries Published [London]: Resource: the Council for Museums, Archives and Libraries, [c].

Physical Description. xxi, 68 p. ; 30 cm. Benchmarks in Collections Care £ This title sets out a practical series of benchmarks in collections care for museums, archives and libraries.

The clearly presented benchmarks cover all the main areas of activity, including: policy, buildings, storage, housekeeping, handling and use, environmental monitoring, environmental control.

This book addresses the issue of valuing objects in cultural collections, ranging from high-value to low or no-value and featuring a range of collections including fine art, archives, science and photography.

Practical advice is given on how to assign values and best practice examples are drawn from museums, libraries and archives. Museums and Galleries Commission, Standards in the museum care of photographic collections, Records storage Kitching C, Edgar H and Milford I, Archival documents: guide to the interpretation of BSPDMuseums, Libraries and Archives Council, Benchmarks in Collection Care for Museums Archives and Libraries: A Self File Size: 71KB.

Benchmarks in collection care for museums, archives, and libraries. London (16 Queen Anne's Gate, London SW1H 9AA): Resource: The Council for Museums, Archives and Libraries, © (OCoLC) Material Type: Government publication, National government publication, Internet resource: Document Type: Book, Internet Resource: All.

This six-page leaflet addresses the care of rare and unique books held in libraries, archives, museums and private collections. Benchmarks in collection care for museums of interest include how to safely dry clean a book and the problems and possible options associated with caring for leather bindings.

For more resources see the IMLS Guide to Online Resources. This six-part course introduced basic collections care principles and practices and answered frequently asked questions. It is a part of the Caring for Yesterday’s Treasures—Today series. In addition to webinar recording links below, you will also see transcripts of those recordings, resources that were compiled by the course instructors, and PowerPoint presentations.

institution’s collections. Libraries, archives and museums are often natural partners for collaboration and cooperation, in that they often serve the same community, in similar ways.

Libraries, archives and museums all support and enhance lifelong learning opportunities, preserve community heritage, and protect and provide access to Size: 1MB. On April 2, Connecting to Collections Care held a Facebook Book Live Event “Collections Care in the Age of COVID”.

Members of our Facebook Community had the chance to listen to and ask questions from panelists including preservation librarians, conservators, and other experts in the field of collections care on such subjects as collections storage situations, collections care.

Sometimes these collections are kept in specialist collecting institutions, which are also called ‘archives’. Examples of these include national and local archives and record offices.

Archives are also kept by other institutions, including museums and libraries. Sometimes archival collections are kept in otherFile Size: KB. Scrapbooks and albums provide a unique record of individuals, families, organizations, and associations and are, therefore, found in many museums, archives, and libraries.

Although albums initially were tablets used by the Romans to record public edicts, they have become accounts accumulated over time, often private and personal, preserved on. million of these specimens and artifacts are held by the National Museum of Natural History. 16 million digital records available online through the Collections Search Center.

million library volumes held by Smithsonian Libraries. thousand cubic feet of archival material held by Archives across the Smithsonian. Collections management is a relatively new term in museums, and yet it is fundamental to what museums do and why they exist.

To collect, display, care for, and provide access to museum objects was and remains the core purpose of our museums and galleries.5/5(1). In a first of its kind, the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution G.

Wayne Clough has published a new e-book, entitled Best of Both Worlds: Museums, Libraries, and Archives in a Digital Author: Joseph Stromberg.

MS Integrated Pest Management for Museums, Libraries and Archives. July 6 to Aug Instructor: Christina Cain. Description: The only thing worse than mice or cockroaches in your kitchen, is finding them in your museum collection. The COVID (Coronavirus) outbreak is having a global impact, and affecting local communities.

Staff in libraries of all types, geographic locations, and sizes are learning the facts about this public health crisis and helping to inform their patrons.

More information about how libraries will deal with the impact of coronavirus will emerge. We will continue to update. Keeping up with current information requires regular staff Training.

NSCC offers online training classes at. Collection Care provides current information on general care strategies such as numbering collections, improving storage, and emergency preparedness.

Collection Caretaker's full text articles bring a library of preservation. The Smithsonian Institution Archives cares for many different materials, from paper documents and photographs, to audio and video recordings and film. In addition, born digital holdings such as email, websites, social media, and other items such as exhibit CAD drawings can also be found in our collections (see more at Digital Curation).

Both analog and digital holdings require. This book addresses the issue of valuing objects in cultural collections, ranging from high-value to low or no-value and featuring a range of collections including fine art, archives, science and photography.

Practical advice is given on how to assign values and best practice examples are drawn from museums, libraries and archives. The subject of valuation.

Collections Care; Collections Care. The Preservation Department offers a broad range of services designed to preserve and maintain both general and special collections. Shelf Preparation.

A well-integrated program of shelf preparation is one of the most cost-effective means of maintaining the long-term health of collections. Preserve, Protect, and Defend: A Practical Guide to the Care of Collections is an essential text for museum professionals, volunteers and consultants across a wide range of responsibilities: curators, registrars, collections managers, archivists, museum administrators, museum educators, conservators, art historians, operations staff, designers, engineers, architects, /5(4).

NEDCC serves libraries, museums, archives, historical societies, and corporate archives. NEDCC offers preservation advice to family collectors, art collectors, book collectors. Preservation training is one of NEDCC’s strengths – workshops, webinars, and conferences are taught on caring for paper and book collections, digital curation.

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Special Collections is comprised of several distinct entities: the Reynolds-Finley Historical Library, the UAB Archives, and the Alabama Museum of the Health Sciences. Also included in Special Collections is a rare book collection of published works in.

The Color Our Collections Program. Beginning inlibraries, archives and other cultural institutions around the world began sharing free PDF coloring pages every February based upon the materials in their collections. Thanks to this Color Our Collections program, you can now download artwork from more than museums and : Tricia Goss.

Preservation Week activities will also raise awareness of the role libraries and other cultural institutions play in providing sound preservation information. Individually and as community partners, libraries, museums, and archives are encouraged to do at least one thing, even if it’s small, to celebrate Preservation Week.

WikiProject Collections Care. Welcome to WikiProject Collections goal of this project is to improve Wikipedia's coverage of topics relating to collections care through the creation and continued maintenance of accurate and up-to-date articles.

It is hoped that this project will help focus the efforts of other Wikipedians and WikiProjects interested in the topic, allowing for in. The Library contains o volumes, including a number of rare and antiquarian books, and over current periodicals.

The majority of the collection comprises works in geology and entomology, with smaller representations for zoology, mineralogy and general natural history. This book is also a must-have for anyone who display collections in museums of all sizes, galleries, archives, libraries or private collections.

In particular, Magnetic Mounting Systems for Museums & Cultural Institutions is an essential text for mount-makers, exhibit designers, museums professionals, curators, conservators, collections. The Smithsonian Libraries is the most comprehensive museum library system in the world, supporting the vital research of the Institution as well as the work of scientists and scholars around the world.

Consisting of 20 branch libraries in Washington, D.C., Panama and New York, our collections are as diverse as the patrons we serve. Our Smithsonian online collection. For many libraries, museums, and archives the hardest step in preserving film collections is getting started.

The Film Preservation Guide is designed for these organizations. It introduces film preservation to nonprofit and public institutions that have collections of motion picture film but lack information about how to take care of them.

Museums, Libraries, and Archives in a Digital Age. By G. Wayne Clough, Secretary. A new e–book exploring our digital journey. The Smithsonian—the world’s largest museum and research complex, with collections numbering in excess of million objects and specimens—has long experimented on the digital frontier.

All Smithsonian museums and Smithsonian Libraries locations continue to be closed to support the effort to contain the spread of COVID We are not announcing a re-opening date at this time and will provide updates on a regular and as-needed basis. Libraries, Archives, & Museums () Mailing Address.

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