Intro to Preservation and Reformatting

This course introduces students to the preservation of archival collections and cultural heritage materials. Beginning with an overview of the history of and the context for the preservation of cultural heritage, the course includes an examination of the composition of a variety of common archival materials, including paper, inks, photographs, magnetic media, and digital objects. The course is designed to introduce the student to preservation issues, such as conversation, holdings maintenance programs, rehousing techniques, reformatting, digital migration and conversion methods, selection for preservation, condition and needs assessment, proper use, handling and storage methods, environmental.

Overview of principles and practices of archival preservation. Examines the physical composition of archival materials in all formats, the causal agents that contribute to archival deterioration, the application of appropriate preservation practices and conservation methods, and various reformatting and rehousing techniques.

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4 Points

Term Section Instructor Schedule Location

Spring 2018

Paula A DeStefano
T: 4:55 PM - 7:35 PM BOBS 619