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  • The Bulletin is a resource of the Alaska State Museum that provides information on multiple topics in the world of museums and history organizations. It carries articles on museum practices and opportunities and developments in the field, as well as news of events at the Alaska State Museum. Typically each Bulletin is divided into the following […]

  • The definitive collections care resource for the entire National Park Service system, the Museum Handbook, Part III: Museum Collection Use provides guidance on, and addresses issues of access to, and use of museum collections. Chapters in the Museum Handbook, Part III include: Chapter 1: Evaluating and Documenting Use Chapter 2: Legal Issues Chapter 3: Publications Chapter 4: 2-D Reproductions […]

  • Initially intended for the National Park Service audience, Conserve O Grams have gained wide use in the general world of history organization. Conserve O Grams technical leaflets are published to ensure up-to-date. Information is available and to guide and assist park staff in carrying out, in a professional manner, projects identified in collection management planning documents. […]

  • This series of reports is the result of research carried out for the Preservation Research & Testing Division of the Library of Congress, either by its own staff or under contract with other institutions or private vendors. Includes PDFs on the results of the Library of Congress’s Research and Testing Series on archival materials as […]

  • The Preservation Directorate at the Library of Congress developed specifications for the supplies and materials used to house the Library’s collections. The specifications listed are made available as a public service and are subject to change at any time. This site is comprised of links to PDFs on the following subjects: paper stock card stock […]

  • The definitive collections care resource for the entire National Park Service system, the Museum Handbook, Part I: Museum Collections focuses on standards and procedures of preventive care for museum collections that are applicable to all collecting institutions. Chapters provide meticulous details about preservation and conservation of a wide array of object types; emergency planning; handling and […]

  • The definitive collections care resource for the entire National Park Service system, the Museum Handbook, Part II: Museum Records outlines procedures for museum record keeping, including accessioning, cataloging, loans deaccessioning, photography, and reporting annual collection management data. Chapters in the Museum Handbook, Part II include: Chapter 1: Documenting Museum Collections Chapter 2a: Accessioning Chapter 2b:Additional Forms and […]

  • This site, offered by the Preservation Directorate at the Library of Congress, provides links and resources to a variety of collections-related topics. This includes: General Works, Paper, Books/Bindings, Photographs, Magnetic Media, Recorded Sound. Links include links to standards, information leaflets, and bibliographies.

  • Illinois Heritage Association technical inserts are issued with the IHA bimonthly newsletter. They cover a wide range of practical information of interest to the staff of museums, historical and genealogical societies, libraries, and preservation groups, and to individuals with personal collections or an interest in preserving the cultural heritage of Illinois. Their list of technical […]

  • The Preservation Directorate’s updated mass deacidification bibliography provides references specific to mass deacidification and also provides background references that are useful for understanding the physicochemical properties of paper, methods for testing paper properties, and the fundamental chemistry of mass deacidification.