Category Archives: Collections Care/Preservation

Bringing Oral Histories to Life at the National WWII Museum

By Lindsey Barnes Senior Archivist/Digital Projects Manager, National WWII Museum Many interpretative institutions today increasingly make use of narratives, storytelling, and the personal experiences of historical and everyday figures to educate their visitors. At the National WWII Museum, we use … Continue reading

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The Dividends of Digitization Investments—A Reflection

By Judy Ruttenberg Program Director, Association of Research Libraries Today the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and Ithaka S+R, a nonprofit research and consulting group, released Searching for Sustainability: Strategies from Eight Digitized Special Collections. The report was funded by … Continue reading

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Chipping Away at It

By Leanne Jenkins Planning Director, Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe Fifteen years ago, we at the the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribal Library had no functional way to keep track of our collections, no good way to share the many objects and photographs that tell the … Continue reading

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See Civil War Uniforms in the Conservation Process in a Live Webcast

By Paige Myers Textile Conservator, North Carolina Museum of History The bloodied coat of  Lt. Col. Thomas Hart Ruffin has a storied history. A lawyer and U.S. Congressman from Franklin County, North Carolina, Ruffin commanded Company H of the 1st North Carolina … Continue reading

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Saving Video Games at The Strong

Jon-Paul Dyson Director, International Center for the History of Electronic Games, The Strong Over the past half century, video games have transformed our society. Museums and libraries struggle with the challenges of ever-changing technology to preserve that cultural legacy. Consider an … Continue reading

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