The problem for anyone who wanted to read the document was that in order to open up the petition, the entire length needed to be unrolled first. Once unrolled, there was the issue of trying to safely open a 13 metre fold!
As part of the celebrations for its 50th birthday State Records NSW is opening its doors and taking you behind the scenes. Come and join us for a day of talks, information sessions, tours and hands-on-workshops.
Before going into any detail about the salvage and handling of wet records the importance of relevant training cannot be stressed enough.
Removing mould can be difficult, dirty and time consuming. Mould remediation should not be undertaken lightly – especially where large quantities of records are affected.
Australia’s archives, galleries, libraries, museums and heritage places are gearing up for the national MayDay campaign in a bid to protect the nation’s heritage from avoidable disasters.
Glass plate negatives are extremely fragile and need to be handled very carefully. The glass is old and brittle and plates may have been cracked or broken and will sustain further damage if not treated with care.
If you find yourself bleeding all over your precious documents or family heirlooms, do not despair, speedy action will probably result in little or no permanent damage occurring.
This is a roundup of some interesting links that we’ve stumbled across over the last month or so. If you’re interested in Archives 2.0, Conservation, Archival Processing and Research tools click here.
The most important aspect of the Temora Community Archive Project is that through it, Temora has developed a way to effectively preserve and manage its unique community records over the long term. We worked on the assumption, that if the community had a better alternative…they would use it. They do.