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From Chaos To Order: Making Artifact Storage Work For You, Sofia (Sonya) Barron, Hilary T. Seo Apr 2017

From Chaos To Order: Making Artifact Storage Work For You, Sofia (Sonya) Barron, Hilary T. Seo

Preservation Conference Papers, Posters and Presentations

When you are processing a collection and find yourself in need of a box, the easiest thing to do is to grab one off the shelf. But, while archival boxes come in standard sizes, artifacts do not! The standard box needs to be physically modified to do its job properly. Ideally, an archival enclosure should provide the following: proper fit, clear and visible identification, easy access, and an option to display. It sounds like a tall order, but really, it is pretty simple to achieve. This talk will be geared toward an audience with little to no hands-on experience in ...