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NEDCC Preservation Leaflets

Welcome to NEDCC’s Preservation Leaflets series! Click the Leaflet topic categories to begin your exploration of this popular and authoritative resource, or use the search box to find expert information on a wide variety of preservation topics.

Leaflet Topic Categories

1. Planning and Prioritizing
2. The Environment
3. Emergency Management
4. Storage and Handling
5. Photographs
6. Reformatting
7. Conservation Procedures

1. Planning and Prioritizing

  • 1.1 What Is Preservation Planning? 1999HTML
  • 1.2 Preservation Assessment and Planning 1999HTML
  • 1.3 The Needs Assessment Survey 1999HTML
  • 1.4 Considerations for Prioritizing 1999HTML
  • 1.5 Collections Policies and Preservation 1999HTML
  • 1.6 Priority Actions for Preservation 1999HTML
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2. The Environment

  • 2.1 Temperature, Relative Humidity, Light, and Air Quality: Basic Guidelines for Preservation 1999HTML
  • 2.2 Monitoring Temperature and Relative Humidity 2012HTMLPDF
  • 2.3 Getting Function from Design: Making Systems Work 1999HTML
  • 2.4 Protection from Light Damage 2012HTMLPDF
  • 2.5 Protecting Paper and Book Collections During Exhibition 1999HTML
  • 2.6 Low Cost/No Cost Improvements in Climate Control 1999HTML
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3. Emergency Management

  • 3.1 Protection from Loss: Water and Fire Damage, Biological Agents, Theft, and Vandalism 1999HTML
  • 3.2 An Introduction to Fire Detection, Alarm, and Automatic Fire Sprinklers 1999HTML
  • 3.3 Emergency Planning 2017 UpdatedHTMLPDF
  • 3.4 Worksheet for Outlining a Disaster Plan 1999HTML
  • 3.6 Emergency Salvage of Wet Books and Records 1999HTML
  • 3.7 Emergency Salvage of Wet Photographs 1999HTML
  • 3.8 Emergency Salvage of Moldy Books and Paper 2012HTMLPDF
  • 3.9 Protecting Collections During Renovation 1999HTML
  • 3.10 Integrated Pest Management 1999HTML
  • 3.11 Collections Security: Planning and Prevention for Libraries and Archives 1999HTML
  • 3.12 Freezing and Drying Wet Books and Records 1999HTML
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4. Storage and Handling

  • 4.1 Storage Methods and Handling Practices 2012HTMLPDF
  • 4.2 Storage Furniture: A Brief Review of Current Options 1999HTML
  • 4.3 Cleaning Books and Shelves 2012HTMLPDF
  • 4.4 Storage Enclosures for Books and Artifacts on Paper 1999HTML
  • 4.5 Protecting Books with Custom-Fitted Boxes 1999HTML
  • 4.6 Card Stock Enclosures for Small Books 1999HTML
  • 4.7 The Book Shoe: Description and Uses 1999HTML
  • 4.8 Polyester Film Book Jacket 1999HTML
  • 4.9 Storage Solutions for Oversized Paper Artifacts 1999HTML
  • 4.10 Matting and Framing for Art and Artifacts on Paper 1999HTML
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5. Photographs

  • 5.1 A Short Guide to Film Base Photographic Materials: Identification, Care, and Duplication 2012HTMLPDF
  • 5.2 Types of Photographs 2018 UpdatedHTMLPDF
  • 5.3 Care of Photographs 2012HTMLPDF
  • 5.4 Creating Long-Lasting Inkjet Prints 2012HTML
  • 5.5 Storage Enclosures for Photographic Materials 2018HTMLPDF
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6. Reformatting

  • 6.1 Microfilm and Microfiche 2017 UpdatedHTMLPDF
  • 6.2 Duplication of Historical Negatives 1999HTML
  • 6.3 Digital Technology Made Simpler 1999HTML
  • 6.4 The Relevance of Preservation in a Digital World 1999HTML
  • 6.5 Digital PreservationHTML
  • 6.6 Preservation and Selection for DigitizationHTML
  • 6.7 Outsourcing and Vendor RelationsHTML
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7. Conservation Procedures

  • 7.1 Guidelines for Library Binding 1999HTML
  • 7.2 Surface Cleaning of Paper 1999HTML
  • 7.4 How to Do Your Own Matting and Hinging 1999HTML
  • 7.5 Conservation Treatment for Works of Art and Unbound Artifacts on Paper 1999HTML
  • 7.6 Conservation Treatment for Bound Materials of Value 1999HTML
  • 7.7 Choosing and Working with a Conservator 2018 UpdatedHTMLPDF
  • 7.8 Removal of Damaging Fasteners from Historic Documents 1999HTML
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