archival supplies

15 Jun 2013

Archival Supplies for Genealogy

Hollinger Archival Supplies

Need archival supplies for family records? Want to shop where professional archivists get their supplies? And how about a 15 percent discount at the same time? Then head to the Summer 2013 sale at Hollinger Metal Edge to stock up.

To be completely honest, I am dismayed when genealogists tell me they buy acid-free supplies  for their priceless family papers at discount stores, home parties, or other outlets that aren’t in the preservation business. That isn’t where libraries or archives shop and neither should you.

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19 Apr 2013

Preservation Week 2013

Events celebrating the fourth annual Preservation Week will be held across the country at academic, public, and special libraries April 21-27, 2013. Activities include lectures, presentations, demonstrations and workshops, as well as three free Preservation Week-sponsored webinars.

Two new online tools are available now:

  1. the Event Map helps libraries promote their events and
  2. the Speaker Locator helps libraries find preservation professionals to give presentations and demonstrations during Preservation Week or any time.

New this year are Preservation Week Quick Tip Cards titled “Save Your Stuff.” Libraries can make them in-house or support Preservation Week by purchasing them from a printer. The cards give examples of items that need special care (textiles, scrapbooks, film, audio materials, and others) and provide a link to Quick Tips for caring for that item. The reverse of the card explains the importance of Preservation Week.

Recognizing the critical role libraries play in preservation, the Association for Library […]

21 Feb 2012

Tuesday’s Tip: Time to Stock up on Archival Supplies at the Hollinger Winter Sale

Want to shop where professional archivists get their archival supplies? And how about a 15 percent discount at the same time?

Then head to the Winter 2012 sale at Hollinger Metal Edge to stock up. To be completely honest, I get nervous when genealogists tell me they buy acid-free supplies at Walmart or other retail outlets that aren’t in the preservation business. Archivists swear by Hollinger, the leader in this field since 1945. If they say it’s acid-free, you can count on it.

Products I really like include:

File Folders

Flip-top Document Storage Boxes

Textile Storage (also great for flat oversized documents)

3-mil. Archival Polyester Sleeves

If you’ve heard my presentation on organization, you know that this is where you should be spending your storage dollar, rather than on elaborate binders, color-coded systems, and sheet protectors from discounters and office supply stores. Please store your original and vintage materials appropriately in trusted archival […]

1 Nov 2011

Hollinger Fall Sale

Want to shop where professional archivists get their archival supplies? And how about a 15 percent discount at the same time?

Then head to the Winter 2012 sale at Hollinger Metal Edge to stock up. To be completely honest, I get nervous when genealogists tell me they buy acid-free supplies at Walmart or other retail outlets that aren’t in the preservation business. Archivists swear by Hollinger, the leader in this field since 1945. If they say it’s acid-free, you can count on it.

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