[This blog post was written by Emily Rainwater, Conservator for the State Archives of North Carolina.]
We have updated the State Archives of North Carolina’s Preservation webpage! Check it out at http://www.ncdcr.gov/archives/Public/Preservation.aspx. There is a new layout for the Preservation page, and a brand new page about Conservation. You’ll find information about preservation resources, how to find a conservator, and some fun pictures of treatment examples. In the future, we plan to add additional segments, such as leaflets and technical bulletins we are developing on best practices for the environment, housing and storage, and care and handling, as well as video tutorials.
This year’s Preservation Week ends tomorrow on May 3rd, but you can practice preservation all year long. These Preservation Week bookmarks have quick tips for getting started (PDF). And if you missed any of our earlier Preservation Week blog posts, check them out now:
Tuesday: “What is Conservation?”
Wednesday: “America’s PrepareAthon”
Thursday: “MayDay is here for the State Archives!”
As always, the staff members of the State Archives of North Carolina are willing to answer any questions you may have. Please contact the Preservation Officer, Jennifer Blomberg, at Jennifer.Blomberg@ncdcr.gov or the Conservator, Emily Rainwater, at Emily.Rainwater@ncdcr.gov