Properly constructed, the most basic enclosures can provide multifaceted protection from many of the threats to your collections. Enclosures provide protection against a fluctuating environment and the damaging effects of UV light; they create protective support during storage and transportation; with good design enclosures can encourage safe handling of fragile collections.
Participants in this introductory level workshop will learn to construct 3 types of custom enclosures all of which can be reproduced with minimal equipment, tools and space. We will also discuss the preservation principles that will allow you to select material in the context of your institution. No previous experience necessary.
$35 (includes box lunch), payable by credit card or check.
For credit card payments, please proceed through the registration system and choose the Pay Online option.
For check payments, please print a copy of your registration invoice and send it with your check payable to Ohio Preservation Council to the address:
Ohio Preservation Council
1500 W. Lane Ave.
Columbus, OH 43221-3975
Miriam Nelson, Head of Preservation, Ohio University Libraries
10:00-10:30 – The underlying preservation principles and selection criteria for your institutional mission.
10:30-11:30 – Basic Tyvek® envelopes
11:30-12:30 – Lunch (a catered, box lunch included with the registration fee)
12:30-1:30 – Creating the polyester ( Mylar™) encapsulation
1:30-3:15 – Creating the 4-flap wrapper for valuable printed or manuscript materials
3:15-3:30 – Clean-up, final questions and session wrap-up
Skills learned at this workshop:
Participants who complete this workshop will have the competency to create basic protective enclosures for a wide range of paper-based materials (books, pamphlets and papers). Participants will be a given a list of supplies and sources to acquire the needed tools and supplies to institute their own enclosure-making programs.