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 ( through the Statewide Archival Technology Team (SWAT).

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.