|Lesson:||Lesson 5 – Processing: Putting It All Together|
|Topic:||Let the Preservation Begin!|
Let the Preservation Begin!
The files are arranged now, so itís time to begin the preservation work on the materials. You begin by removing the first folder from the box and working your way through the contents of the folder, taking appropriate preservation actions as you go, and making sure to maintain the order of the documents and items within the folder.
The first file is labeled Riverpark Art Gallery, February 9, 1965 Ė March 31, 1965.
You begin your preservation work by handling each item and taking appropriate action on it. Note that the items are all quite dusty and dirty, so at a minimum, cleaning is required. You may wish to review the preservation instructions in the previous lesson before beginning the exercise below.
For each of the nine items in the folder, decide upon the correct preservation actions to take. Click to learn what's appropriate once you've given it some thought.
1. Begin work by starting with the first box.
2. Remove the first file.
3. Review the contents to determine preservation actions.
4.a If you find an item with a staple remaining, remove it. Turn the papers to the bottom, then carefully lift up the staple prong from each side.
4.b Turn the papers to the top, then extract and dispose of the staple.