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NEDCC | Northeast Document Conservation Center is a nonprofit organization serving libraries, archives, and museums nationwide.
The Center's mission is to help institutions preserve their collections for future generations. To fulfill our mission, we provide book, paper, and photograph conservation treatment, digitization, and audio preservation services, as well as assessments, consultations, and training on how to care for your collections.
NEDCC's website is a tremendous resource for FREE information on caring for paper, photograph, and book collections, as well as audiovisual materials. You can email questions about preserving your collections by using our "Ask NEDCC" FREE reference service.
Stop by the NEDCC exhibit booth at ATALM and bring your preservation questions:
- Questions about audio recordings? Ask Bryce Roe, Manager of Audio Preservation Services.
- Need information about caring for photographs? Meet Monique Fischer, Senior Photograph Conservator.
- Interested in a customized training program or advice on how to care for your paper, book, AV, or digital collections? Visit with Frances Harrell, Senior Preservation Specialist.
- Planning a preservation grant project? Chat with Julie Martin, Marketing Manager and grant coordinator.
NEDCC’S Expanded Audio Preservation Service is Up and Running
The Center’s Audio Preservation Service now provides digitization of audio media using traditional and optical-scanning technologies for open reel quarter-inch audio tape; compact cassette tape; digital audio tape (DAT); wax cylinders; metal master discs; lacquer discs; and other rare formats.
The best candidates for NEDCC’s specialized service include collections that demand a higher level of care and skill, such as one-of-a-kind oral histories, ethnographic field recordings, unique live recordings of music, speeches, etc, and recordings on fragile or damaged media. NEDCC provides 100% attended transfers, and deliverables are monitored 100% by ear (not software.)
NEDCC's Book and Paper Conservation Labs work closely with the Center's Digital Imaging Studios
Optimum image capture often takes place during conservation treatment, and NEDCC's Book and Paper Conservation Laboratories work closely with the Center's In-house Imaging Studios. The Center's conservators consult with photographers to determine the best approach for imaging an object, and advise on careful handling of rare and fragile materials. NEDCC’s Imaging Studios perform high quality digitization in compliance with FADGI specifications.
QUESTIONS about conservation, digitization, audio preservation, or training?
VISIT NEDCC's Staff pages for email contact info.