Hope you are enjoying VAM's 50th
at the conference this week!
Stop by NEDCC's booth in the exhibit hall for free advice on the preservation and conservation of your collections.
Claire Grund, Associate Conservator - Claire has worked in the field of paper conservation since 2003, and can offer specific advice on treatment and digitization options and preservation planning. She is a member of the Book and Paper Group of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC), and a member of the Guild of Book Workers. Claire is often on the road around the country visiting institutions - so feel free to check in with her to see if she might be in your region in the upcoming months.
DID YOU KNOW?
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. The Center's conservation labs and digital imaging studios are equipped to handle very large collection materials such as maps and works of art, including a speciality in conservation of Asian Art.
NEDCC Serves Cultural Institutions Nationwide
The Center serves clients large and small across the country, offering paper, book, and photograph conservation and digital imaging, as well as collection- and item-by-item assessments, consultations on a wide variety of collections concerns, including disaster preparedness, proper housing and storage, and collections considerations during renovation. NEDCC's training programs help the nation's cultural institutions care for their collections.
The Center Offers FREE advice through the "Ask NEDCC" service
You can email or call with your preservation-related questions and our Preservation Services team will provide you with answers and advice. The free service is supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities.
QUESTIONS about conservation, digitization, audio preservation, or training?
Michael Lee, Director of Paper and Photograph Conservation
Mary Patrick Bogan, Director of Book Conservation
Terrance D'Ambrosio, Director of Digital Imaging
Bryce Roe, Manager of Audio Preservation Services
Ann Marie Willer, Director of Preservation Services
Claire Grund, Associate Conservator