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Evaluating Your Technical Services Department

Last Modified: 21 March 2012
This checklist is a series of questions that will help identify the inefficiencies of your technical services processes and methods for streamlining them.

Illinois' State Wide Archival Technology Team (SWAT)

Last Modified: 21 March 2012
The Macomb Public Library District worked with the digital imaging staff of the Illinois State Library (ISL) to enhance the Illinois Digital Archive (IDA), a part of the Find-It! Illinois Web site (finditillinois.org) through the Statewide Archival Technology Team (SWAT).

Master List of Cataloging Documentation

Last Modified: 21 March 2012
Documentation on cataloging interfaces, guidelines, electronic and internet resources, enhance-level cataloging, searching, records, authorities, local holdings, and technical bulletins

Processing manuals

Last Modified: 21 March 2012
Don't re-invent the wheel! Here are some terrific online manuals and references. Don't forget to check out the Preservation Group for preservation issues.

The Preservation of Glass Plate Negatives

Last Modified: 21 March 2012
This paper covers the history of glass plate negatives, the storage of glass plate negatives, handling techniques and common conservation concerns, reformatting of glass plate negatives and the use of scanning and digitization as a means to create preservation and user copies.