React: Resources for Reducing Risk
Beyond having a risk management plan, there are steps that you can take to help improve preservation and conservation practices and storage conditions to reduce risk.
The following tools have been developed by IFLA, the Preservation and Conservation (PAC) Centres, the cultural heritage professional units, and others to help you improve the safety of your collection.
IFLA Preservation Standards
- Care, Handling and Storage of Photographs
- Guidelines for Audiovisual and Multimedia Materials in Libraries and other Institutions
- Guidelines for Newspaper Preservation Microfilming
- Guidelines for Planning the Digitization of Rare Book and Manuscript Collections
- Microfilming for Digitisaton and Optical Character Recognition
Other IFLA resources:
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The following PAC FAQs from IFLA’s Preservation and Conservation (PAC) Centres will walk you through various actions and key concepts to improve preservation and storage conditions.
- Long-term Storage of Digital Information
- Microfilming and digitisation
- Collection Reproduction for Preservation
- Palf Leaf Manuscript preservation
- Bookbinding: role, construction and conservation
- Iron Gall Ink
- Paper conservation by using Japanese Paper (Washi)
- Preserving Family History at Home
- PAC Japan: How to Dry Wet Materials [pdf]
- PAC Japan: conservation and care of paper materials manuals from the National Diet Library, Japan