Conservation & Collections Resources
- A Manual for Small Archives by the Archives Association of British Columbia
- Society of American Archivists
- Getty Conservation Institute
- American Library Association
- Oral History with American Folklife Center
- Northeast Document Conservation Center
- Integrated Pest Management (IPM)
- Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI) Notes
- Museum Learning Hub: free webinars
- National Park Service Conserve O Grams
- Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC) conservation
- Preservation 101
- Preservation Leaflets
- Smithsonian Museum Conservation Institute publications
- Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts (CCAHA) Guides & Fact Sheets
- Copyright information
- Digitization Cost Calculator
- Federal Agencies Digitization Guidelines (FADGI)
- Activistʼs Guide to Archiving Video: website created by WITNESS, the global leader in human rights video. It walks through the entire life cycle of preservation, which includes everything from file naming conventions to arrangement.
- Anatomy of a Digital Project webinar series: Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries of Illinois (CARLI)
- Dr. Tape-Love Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Digitize My Analog Media!: zine created by XFR Collective, a volunteer moving image archivist collective. Itʼs a printable workbook that walks you through many of the decisions you will need to make about your collection, with space for notes.
- Federal Agencies Digital Guidelines Initiative (FADGI)
- How To Digitize Your Home Videos (MiniDV & VHS): video created by the Activist Archivists. Itʼs an easily accessible hands on tutorial for individuals who want to create basic stations to digitize their home video collections.
- Lyrasis Digitization Resource List
- Minimum Viable Workstation Recipes: collaborative document created by archivist Ashley Blewer. It provides detailed lists of all the equipment needed to digitize videotapes, separated by budget level.
- CARLI Digitization Best Practices for…
○ Moving Images
○ Three-Dimensional Objects
Examples of Digital Exhibits
- Oral History Association
- Smithsonian’s extensive online guide on “How to Do Oral History” which includes recommendations for how to prepare, what questions to ask, suggestions for recording, and other essentials
- American Medina exhibit: oral history archive of interview recordings
- DANK Haus German American Cultural Center: This center launched an oral history project in 2019. The collection is still developing and has included a website and a temporary exhibit.
- Dis/Placements: public history project, which includes several oral histories
- Haitian American Museum of Chicago: The museum has a space to listen to the interviews on site and also maintains a web page dedicated to this material.
- Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center: Their interactive exhibit preserves memories of Holocaust survivors as interactive holograms.
- Korean Cultural Center of Chicago: They started collecting interviews with Korean adoptees and sharing them on YouTube.
- National Hellenic Museum: Visit the museum to see examples of stations where visitors record their own memories as well as listen to recordings of interviews.
- Here is additional information about the Frank S. Kamberos Oral History Center.