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Related Science and other Preservation Topic Links

Related Science

The Macrogalleria - a fun, informative site providing explanations of polymers

The Chem Tutor Periodic Chart

Natural Color System

Plastics Historical Society

Household Products Database by the U.S. National Library of Medicine is a terrific resource for consumers to educate themselves on the hazards of consumer products.

Preservation Topics

National Park Service Conserve O Grams (PDF documents)

Library of Congress information on Preservation Photocopying

Amigos Library Services
          Selecting Preservation Supplies
          Preservation of A/V Materials: A Selected Bibliography

Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC)
          Temperature, Relative Humidity, Light, and Air Quality: Basic Guidelines for Preservation
          Protection From Light Damage
          Protecting Books With Custom-Fitted Boxes
          Storage Methods and Handling Practices

Library of Congress - Care, Handling and Storage of Audio Visual Materials (page includes Maintaining Playback Equipment and Cleaning Audio Visual Materials)

National Center for Preservation Technology and Training

National Preservation Institute

Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections (SPNHC) is a multi-discipli=nary organization compsed of individuals who are interested in development and preservation of natural history collections.


Smithsonian Museum Conservation Institute

International Time Capsule Society