Tag: Preservation

Preserving Your Digital Archives

Most of us have accumulated many gigabytes of digital files over the years. Whether they are decades-old word processor documents or the hundreds of photographs you took on your last vacation, you know they’re saved… somewhere. You expect them to

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Head’s Up: The Ancient of Days

A recent post on a listserv led me to a fascinating article in the Harvard Gazette. The story concerns some 4000 year old cuneiform clay tablets that were looted from Iraq, seized by U.S. Customs from smugglers, and consequently survived

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Caring for Your Personal Collections

As a preservation librarian I am often asked what people can do to preserve their own personal treasures. Whether the item is valued for monetary, historical, and/or sentimental reasons, knowing the proper ways to care for your materials will ensure

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