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Books and products we recommend:

Dry Methods for Surface Cleaning of PaperCCI Tech Bulletin #11 Dry Methods for Surface Cleaning of Paper by Janet Cowan. 
This practical instruction guide is perfect for use by those responsible for care and preservation of works on paper. Describes problems caused by dirt and potential difficulties from the nature and / or condition of paper artifacts. Discusses cleaning materials and techniques and suggests specific types of works of art and archival material.

Dry Methods for Surface
Cleaning of Paper

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Links to related information on other sites:

Advice for Framing Art, Documents, Letters, Photographs and other Paper Items. reports/paperframing.pdf

Conservation – Books & Paper

A Checklist for Preserving your Family Letters and Paper Heirlooms

Caring for Damaged Books

Electronic Records Management Guidelines

How and when to preserve newspapers, by Kathy Ludwig and Bryan Johnson Tech Talk/March 1997/Vol. XXV, No. 3 – (An Adobe PDF file) techtalk/TechTalkMarch1997.pdf

Conservation and Stabilization of Palm Leaf and Parabaik Manuscripts

Preserving Book Collections in Hawai’i



Managing a Stacks Cleaning Project an22/an22-3/an22-305.html

Special Collections Archival Procedural Manual

Looking at Prints: Conservation Issues

Looking at Prints

To Preserve Hidden Treasures from the Scrapbooks of Charles Bird King

Maine State Archives Guidelines for Restoration and Preservation of Documentary Papers, Maps, Books

Storage of posters mailing-lists/cdl/1996/1207.html

SOS, Missouri – Local Records Retention Schedules

SOS, Missouri – Local Records Preservation Program

PREVENTIVE CARE COURSE MATERIAL Preservation: Identifying Problems and Solutions Facing Paper-Based Collections past_courses_programs/programs/RELACT_preventive_care_course.html

Selected Bibliography for the Preservation of Paper Documents bibliographies/paper_preservation_bibliography.pdf

Rescuing Records – QUIZ RELACT/rescuing_records_quiz_english.pdf

Como Rescatar Registros – Examen RELACT/rescuing_records_quiz_spanish.pdf

Preventive Care Course Material: Preservation: Identifying Problems and Solutions Facing Paper-Based Collections past_courses_programs/programs/RELACT_preventive_care_course.html


Digital imaging resources

Library Of Congress Preservation Resources

National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections – Library of Congress

Preservation and Digitization: The O.C. Marsh Dinosaur Illustrations as an Object Lesson

Archival Products Newsletter (number of articles on paper and books)

Caring for family history documents

Preserving Precious Items

Information Sheet No. 5 – Guidelines for Storing Newspapers

Preservation and Conservation
Bibliography (library and archival materials)

Preservation Photocopying

Preservation Basics: Preservation of 
Scrapbooks and Albums

The Preservation of Information

Preservation Leaflets – NEDCC

NEDCC – Microfilming Questionnaire

NEDCC – Preservation Microfilming

NEDCC Care of Photographs

Microfilm and Microfiche – NEDCC 6Reformatting/01MicrofilmAndMicrofiche.php

Window Mats for Paper Objects (Conserve-O-Gram 13/1) – (An Adobe PDF file) conserveogram/13-01.pdf

How to Flatten Folded or Rolled Paper Documents (Conserve-O-Gram 13/2) – (An Adobe PDF file) conserveogram/13-02.pdf

Polyester Encapsulation (Conserve-O-Gram 13/3) – (An Adobe PDF file) conserveogram/13-03.pdf

Exhibit Mounting Variations for Objects on Paper (Conserve-O-Gram 13/4) – (An Adobe PDF file) conserveogram/13-04.pdf

Making Mounting Corners for Photographs and Paper Objects (Conserve-O-Gram 14/1) – (An Adobe PDF file) conserveogram/14-01.pdf

Storage Enclosures for Photographic Prints and Negatives (Conserve-O-Gram 14/2) – (An Adobe PDF file) conserveogram/14-02.pdf

Chronology of Photographic Processes (Conserve-O-Gram 14/3) – (An Adobe PDF file) conserveogram/14-03.pdf

Caring for Photographs: General Guidelines (Conserve-O-Gram 14/4) – (An Adobe PDF file) conserveogram/14-04.pdf

Caring for Photographs: Special Formats (Conserve-O-Gram 14/5) – (An Adobe PDF file) conserveogram/14-05.pdf

Caring for Color Photographs (Conserve-O-Gram 14/6) – (An Adobe PDF file) conserveogram/14-06.pdf

Caring for Photographs: Special Monochrome Processes (Conserve-O-Gram 14/7) – (An Adobe PDF file) conserveogram/14-07.pdf

Caring for Cellulose Nitrate Film (Conserve-O-Gram 14/8) – (An Adobe PDF file) conserveogram/14-08.pdf

Polyester Film Book Supports (Conserve-O-Gram 18/1) – (An Adobe PDF file) conserveogram/18-01.pdf

What makes a Book Rare? (Conserve-O-Gram 19/1) – (An Adobe PDF file) conserveogram/19-01.pdf

Care and Security of Rare Books (Conserve-O-Gram 19/2) – (An Adobe PDF file) conserveogram/19-02.pdf

Use and Handling of Rare Books (Conserve-O-Gram 19/3) – (An Adobe PDF file) conserveogram/19-03.pdf

Archives: Preservation Through Photocopying (Conserve-O-Gram 19/4) – (An Adobe PDF file) conserveogram/19-04.pdf

Removing Original Fasteners from Historic Documents (Conserve-O-Gram 19/5) – (An Adobe PDF file) conserveogram/19-05.pdf

Attachments for Multi-Page Historic Documents (Conserve-O-Gram 19/6) – (An Adobe PDF file) conserveogram/19-06.pdf

Archives: Reference Photocopying (Conserve-O-Gram 19/7) – (An Adobe PDF file) conserveogram/19-07.pdf

Preservation of Magnetic Media (Conserve-O-Gram 19/8) – (An Adobe PDF file) conserveogram/19-08.pdf

Caring for Blueprints and Cyanotypes (Conserve-O-Gram 19/9) – (An Adobe PDF file) conserveogram/19-09.pdf

Reformatting for Preservation and Access: Prioritizing Materials for Duplication (Conserve-O-Gram 19/10) – (An Adobe PDF file) conserveogram/19-10.pdf

Preservation Reformatting: Selecting a Copy Technology (Conserve-O-Gram 19/11) – (An Adobe PDF file) conserveogram/19-11.pdf

Contracting for Reformatting of Photographs (Conserve-O-Gram 19/12) – (An Adobe PDF file) conserveogram/19-12.pdf

Preservation Reformatting: Inspection of Copy Photographs (Conserve-O-Gram 19/13) – (An Adobe PDF file) conserveogram/19-13.pdf

Judging Permanence for Reformatting Projects: Paper and Inks (Conserve-O-Gram 19/14) – (An Adobe PDF file) conserveogram/19-14.pdf

Storing Archival Paper-Based Materials (Conserve-O-Gram 19/15) – (An Adobe PDF file) conserveogram/19-15.pdf

Housing Archival Paper-Based Materials (Conserve-O-Gram 19/16) – (An Adobe PDF file) conserveogram/19-16.pdf

Handling Archival Documents and Manuscripts (Conserve-O-Gram 19/17) – (An Adobe PDF file) conserveogram/19-17.pdf

How to Care for Bound Archival Materials (Conserve-O-Gram 19/18) – (An Adobe PDF file) conserveogram/19-18.pdf

Care of Archival Compact Disks (Conserve-O-Gram 19/19) – (An Adobe PDF file) conserveogram/19-19.pdf

Care of Archival Digital and Magnetic Media (Conserve-O-Gram 19/20) – (An Adobe PDF file) conserveogram/19-20.pdf

Web-Wise: A Conference on Libraries and Museums in the Digital World issue5_6/index.html

FIAF – Journal of Film Preservation

Some Thoughts On Accessing Film Collections

Some Thoughts On Book Production

Foredge Painting

Good Books, Sound Binding – Part 1

Good Books, Sound Binding – Part 2

The Care and Preservation of Archival Materials

Duplication of Historical Negatives – NEDCC 6Reformatting/02HistoricalNegatives.php

Humidification and Flattening of Documents

Sources for Archival Supplies