Preservation of photographic material

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This booklet describes the most common historical photographic processes, outlines the causes of deterioration and provides guidelines on good preservation practice. It is aimed at people working or volunteering in libraries, archives and museums whose responsibilities include photographic collections.

Digital preservation training

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The Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) is the UK organisation that advocates for digital preservation. It website is a treasure-trove of useful guidance, and their regular newsletter provides updates and insights on best practices for long-term preservation and use.

The Digital Preservation Coalition

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The DPC’s Digital Preservation Handbook is the authoritative source of information, guidance, specifications and standards for digital preservation, and is an essential reference for anyone thinking about establishing a Digital Preservation Plan for their museum.

Digital preservation: an introduction to the basic concepts

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If you are new to digital preservation, this video from the American Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) is a great place to start. It covers the basic concepts underlying digital preservation, looks at risks to digital material and some of the tools and strategies for managing them.