For Archives Week 2015, the Lead Team has created six video resources for the Flood Advisory Programme’s webpage. These videos are intended to be concise resources which demonstrate basic salvage techniques to help archivists during an emergency.
Handling Wet Paper
Watch this video to learn how to handle wet paper without tearing it.
Packing Wet Records
Watch this video to learn how to pack wet records.
Drying Wet Records
Watch this video to learn a variety of ways to dry wet paper.
Humidifying and Flattening Paper Records
Watch this video to learn two techniques to humidify and flatten records.
Watch this video to learn how to safely remove mould.
Watch this video to learn how to encapsulate records using Mylar.
The videos were filmed on location at the Edmonton Public Schools Archives and Museum. Funding for the videos was provided by Alberta Culture and Tourism. We hope you find these resources helpful. Happy Archives Week!