Storage Guides

IPI Guide to Preservation of Digitally-Printed Photographs

Daniel M. Burge, published by Image Permanence Institute, 2014Storage Guide for Color Photographic Materials

Daniel Burge (2014). This guide provides basic information on the storage and preservation of digitally-printed photographs in scholarly and cultural collections. While there are many printing technologies for output from computers, this guide focuses on the three most popular forms of image (i.e. pictorial) hardcopy:

  • Inkjet
  • Digital electrophotography
  • Dye sublimation

Information on recommended storage conditions, selection of housing and framing materials, proper handling and display are included. Collection care personnel in cultural institutions are the intended audience for this guide, however, it will also be useful to photographers, artists, and the general public.

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IPI Media Storage Quick Reference, 2nd Edition

Peter Z. Adelstein, published by Image Permanence Institute, 2010

Media Storage GuideThis two-part publication was created for today's collection care professionals, who must provide long-term, preservation-quality storage for a growing diversity of collection materials—often in a single storage area. The IPI Media Storage Quick Reference (MSQR) distills key preservation issues for still and motion picture film, glass plate negatives, magnetic tape, photographic paper prints, inkjet prints, CDs, and DVDs and helps the user better understand how the storage environment affects them, both individually and in mixed collections. The booklet's text, diagrams, and tables present the information in an easily accessible format. Side 1 of the wheel offers a medium-by-medium overview of preservation issues, recommendations, and guidance on the suitability of four typical storage environments (ROOM, COOL, COLD, and FROZEN); Side 2 is a guide to the types and dates of use of plastic supports commonly used for various film and magnetic tape media. (Both sides shown in image.) 10 pages, durable card stock/comb binding, 8 1/2" x 11" .
Booklet and wheel: $50.00

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The IPI Storage Guide for Acetate Film

James M. Reilly, published by the Image Permanence Institute, 1993

IPI Storage Guide for Acetate FilmThe IPI Storage Guide is a four-part publication that explains the effect of temperature and humidity on the rate of film base degradation. It is an important tool for evaluating and planning storage environments for all types of acetate base film, cinema film, and microfilm. The 24-page booklet discusses environmental specifications for film storage and explains the relationship between temperature, relative humidity, and the time it takes for “vinegar syndrome” (the slow, chemical decomposition of acetate plastics) to begin to affect fresh film. A valuable collection management tool! 24 pages, soft cover, 8 1/2" x 11". This publication (with wheel) is no longer in print. You can download the PDF version of the booklet for free below (no wheel).

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The Storage Guide for Color Photographic Materials

Storage Guide for Color Photographic MaterialsJames M. Reilly, published by the University of the State of New York, New York State Education Department, New York State Library, the New York State Program for the Conservation and Preservation of Library Research Materials, 1998

This 48-page book with its accompanying wheel of environmental conditions provides an overview of the stability of today's color photographic materials and explains how and why color images fade, why they need special storage, and what can be done to make them last as long as possible. 48 pages, soft cover, 8 3/4" x 11 1/2". This publication (with wheel) is no longer in print. You can download the PDF version for free below (no wheel).

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