Preservation 101
6 | Reformatting and Treatment
 

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Exploring
Preservation Microfilming
Paper Reproductions
Digitization
Reformatting Media Collections
Library Binding
Conservation Treatment
Exploring: Quiz

Putting It Into Practice
Managing Reformatting
Managing Conservation Treatment
Final Assignment

Taking it Further
Additional Activities
Additional Resources

Taking it Further

Additional Resources

This bibliography is not exhaustive, but has been prepared as a starting point to help you obtain more information about reformatting and conservation treatment of collections.

Library Binding

Library Binding Institute. www.lbibinders.org. See this site for a draft update of the Guide to the Library Binding Institute Standard for Library Binding.

National Information Standards Organization and the Library Binding Institute. Library Binding. ANSI/NISO/LBI Z39.78-2000. Bethesda, MD: National Information Standards Organization, January 2000. http://www.niso.org/kst/reports/standards/kfile_download?id%3Austring%3Aiso-8859-1=Z39-78.pdf&pt=RkGKiXzW643YeUaYUq... (PDF).

Paper Reproductions

American National Standards Institute (ANSI). Permanence of Paper for Publications and Documents in Libraries and Archives. ANSI/NISO Z39.48 1992(R2002). Bethesda, MD: National Information Standards Organization, 2002. http://www.niso.org/kst/reports/standards/kfile_download?id%3Austring%3Aiso-8859-1=Z39-48-1992R2002.pdf&pt=RkGKiXzW643YeUaYUqZ1BFwDhIG4-24RJbcZBWg8uE4vWdpZsJ... (PDF).

Harvard University Libraries. "Guidelines for Preservation Facsimiles." http://preserve.harvard.edu/guidelines/facsimiles.html.

Library of Congress. "Preservation Photocopying." http://www.loc.gov/preserv/care/photocpy.html

Preservation Microfilming

American National Standards Institute (ANSI) eStandards Store. http://webstore.ansi.org/ansidocstore/default.asp. Provides abstracts of various ANSI and ISO (International Organization for Standardization) standards for imaging materials.

Association for Information and Image Management (AIIM). Standards Committees: Micrographic Quality and Control Committee. http://www.aiim.org/standards/article.aspx?ID=30956. Provides references to ANSI/AIIM standards relating to micrographics.

Dalton, Steve. "Microfilm and Microfiche," in Preservation of Library and Archival Materials: A Manual. 3rd ed. Andover, MA: NEDCC, 1999. http://www.nedcc.org/resources/leaflets/6Reformatting/01MicrofilmAndMicrofiche.php.

Elkington, Nancy E., editor. RLG Archives Microfilming Manual. Mountain View, CA: Research Libraries Group, Inc., 1994.

Elkington, Nancy E., editor. RLG Preservation Microfilming Handbook. Mountain View, CA: Research Libraries Group, Inc., 1992.

Fox, Lisa. Preservation Microfilming: A Guide for Librarians and Archivists. 2nd ed. Chicago: American Library Association, 1996.

Research Libraries Group (RLG). RLG Guidelines for Microfilming to Support Digitization. Mountain View, CA: Research Libraries Group, 2003. http://www.oclc.org/research/activities/past/rlg/presmicrofilm/microsuppl.pdf (PDF).

Reformatting Media Collections

Albright, Gary. "Duplication of Historical Negatives," in Preservation of Library and Archival Materials: A Manual. 3rd ed. Andover, MA: NEDCC, 1999. http://www.nedcc.org/resources/leaflets/6Reformatting/02HistoricalNegatives.php.

Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA). Videotape Preservation Fact Sheets. http://www.amianet.org/resources/guides/fact_sheets.pdf. See Fact Sheet 7: Reformatting for Preservation.

The Film Preservation Guide: the Basics for Archives, Libraries, and Museums. San Francisco, CA: National Film Preservation Foundation, 2004. http://www.filmpreservation.org/. See particularly Chapter 5: Duplication.

"Preservation of Information in Nonpaper Formats," in Preservation: Issues and Planning. Chicago: American Library Association, 2000.

Digital Imaging

Trusted Digital Repositories: Attributes and Responsibilities. An RLG-OCLC Report. Mountain View, CA: Research Libraries Group, May 2002. http://www.oclc.org/research/activities/past/rlg/trustedrep/repositories.pdf (PDF).

Chapman, Stephen, Paul Conway, and Anne R. Kenney. Digital Imaging and Preservation Microfilm: The Future of the Hybrid Approach for the Preservation of Brittle Books (DRAFT). Washington, DC: Council on Library and Information Resources, n.d. http://www.clir.org/pubs/archives/hybridintro.html#full.

Conway, Paul. Preservation in a Digital World. Washington, DC: Council on Library and Information Resources, March 1996. http://www.clir.org/pubs/reports/conway2/.

The Evidence in Hand: Report of the Task Force on the Artifact in Library Collections. Washington, DC: Council on Library and Information Resources, November 2001. http://www.clir.org/pubs/abstract/pub103abst.html.

Hazen, Dan, Jeffrey Horrell, and Jan Merrill-Oldham. Selecting Research Collections for Digitization. Washington, DC: Council on Library and Information Resources, August 1998. http://www.clir.org/pubs/reports/hazen/pub74.html.

Kenney, Anne R. and Oya Rieger. Moving Theory into Practice: Digital Imaging for Libraries and Archives. Mountain View, CA: Research Libraries Group, 2000.

Kenney, Anne R. and Oya Rieger. "Moving Theory into Practice: Digital Imaging Tutorial." http://www.library.cornell.edu/preservation/tutorial/index.html

National Information Standards Organization. A Framework of Guidance for Building Good Digital Collections. 2nd ed. Bethesda, MD: NISO, 2004. http://www.niso.org/framework/Framework2.html.

Sitts, Maxine K. (editor). Handbook for Digital Projects: A Management Tool for Preservation and Access. Andover, MA: Northeast Document Conservation Center, 2000. http://www.nedcc.org/resources/digitalhandbook/dman.pdf

Smith, Abby. Strategies for Building Digitized Collections. Washington, DC: Council on Library and Information Resources, September 2001. http://www.clir.org/pubs/abstract/pub101abst.html.

Smith, Abby. Why Digitize? Washington, DC: Council on Library and Information Resources, February 1999. http://www.clir.org/pubs/abstract/pub80.html.

Conservation Treatment

American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC). Code of Ethics and Guidelines for Practice. Washington, DC: AIC, 1998. http://www.conservation-us.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=page.viewpage&pageid=1026.

Conservation Procedures section, in Preservation of Library and Archival Materials: A Manual, ed. by Sherelyn Ogden. Andover, MA: Northeast Document Conservation Center, 1999. http://www.nedcc.org/resources/leaflets.list.php.

Sturman, Shelley G., Martine Burke, and Doris Hamburg. Guidelines for Selecting a Conservator. Washington, DC: AIC, 1991. Revised 2000, by Shelley G. Sturman. http://www.conservation-us.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=Page.viewPage&pageId=495.

Merrill-Oldham, Jan, and Nancy Carlson Schrock. "The Conservation of General Collections," in Preservation: Issues and Planning. Chicago: ALA, 2000.

Paris, Jan. "Choosing and Working with a Conservator," in Preservation of Library and Archival Materials: A Manual, ed. by Sherelyn Ogden. Andover, MA: Northeast Document Conservation Center, 1999. http://www.nedcc.org/resources/leaflets/7Conservation_Procedures/07ChoosingAConservator.php.

Stewart, Eleanore. "Special Collections Conservation," in Preservation: Issues and Planning. Chicago: ALA, 2000.

 
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