Videos

These videos are designed to assist persons in the understanding of the Role and Function of an Archive as well as the methods of Conservation and Preservation used to prolong the life of a record. 


An Introduction to the Parliamentary Archives (UK)

Archivist Mari Takayanagi talks about visiting the Parliamentary Archives London. This video was uploaded by the UK Parliamentary Archives. Visit them online at http://www.parliament.uk/archives.

The video also gives information on the conditions of a typical vault. An example of a well organised vault system is also displayed. As can be seen all the documents are well stored and labeled


Conservation at State Records NSW

Senior Conservator, Elizabeth Hadlow, talks to Channel NSW about the conservation of archival material and what you need to do to become a conservator.


Conservation & Preservation (Taiwan Archives)


James on the Job: Library Conservationist (Manchester News)

Channel M’s James Webster looks behind the scenes at the work of the John Rylands Library conservation team.


Preserving the British library’s C19 Newspaper Collection with Planets: a short film.

In 2004, the British Library secured £2 million funding from JISC to digitise its fragile C19 newspaper collection and make it available online. The collection is one of the top ten in the world and is used by journalists, historians and researchers world-wide. Users such as Kate Summerscale, author of prize-winning novel: The Suspicions of Mr Whicher.

The British Library has digitised two million pages amounting to 80 terabytes of data. This film looks at the challenges the Library has faced to preserve the collection for the future and the decisions it has taken.


Why Digital Preservation is Important for Everyone (Library of Congress)

Traditional information sources such as books, photos and sculptures can easily survive for years, decades or even centuries but digital items are fragile and require special care to keep them useable. Rapid technological changes also affect digital preservation. As new technologies appear, older ones become obsolete, making it difficult to access older content

This video explores the complex nature of the problem, how digital content unlike content on traditional media — depends on technology to make it available and requires active management to ensure its ongoing accessibility.


Preservation Metrics: Natural Aging

Image Permanence Institute Director, James Reilly, presents the brittle cracking of a book cover, the deterioration of a silver gelatin acetate negative, and the discoloration of two book pages as examples of Natural Aging. Natural Aging is one of the categories of decay considered by IPI’s Preservation Metrics, algorithms that use the temperature and humidity conditions to rate the risk of potential damage to cultural heritage collection materials.


Preservation Metrics: Mold Risk

Image Permanence Institute Director, James Reilly, presents an example of mold growth on a role of 35mm film. Mold Risk is a category of decay considered by IPI’s Preservation Metrics, algorithms that use the temperature and humidity conditions to rate the risk of potential damage to cultural heritage collection materials.


Preservation Metrics: Mechanical Damage

Image Permanence Institute Director, James Reilly, presents a 15th century vellum book as an example of Mechanical Damage. Mechanical Damage is one of the categories of decay considered by IPI’s Preservation Metrics, algorithms that use the temperature and humidity conditions to rate the risk of potential damage to cultural heritage collection materials.

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