January 21, 2021

Vast Nazi-Era Archive Says Conserving Dachau Files

From AFP: A vast archive of documents linked to the Holocaust said Monday it would preserve 300,000 original prisoner files from the Dachau concentration camp in Germany that are disintegrating. The International Tracing Service (ITS) in the western German town of Bad Arolsen uses its vast trove of historical records to help victims of Nazi […]

Reference: Conservation: Sustainable Tuna Fishing Management Database

From Fish Information & Services: Regional Fisheries Management Organisations (RFMOs) are responsible for sustainably managing tuna stocks and in that role pass measures to limit fishing effort, reduce bycatch and many more initiatives designed to protect the tuna stock and ocean’s ecosystem. Since 1993 over 200 resolutions have been passed. The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation […]

FEMA Grant Helps Restore New Orleans' Katrina-Damaged Archives

From FEMA: The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced today approximately $1.7 million in public assistance funding to restore New Orleans Notarial Archives’ book volumes and historical records damaged during Hurricane Katrina. As a governmental agency under the jurisdiction of the Clerk of Civil District Court of Orleans Parish, NONA is responsible for filing, maintaining and […]

Rare Books Staff From American U. of Cairo Help Restore Burned Institut d'Égypte Documents

From the News@AUC Post: The Rare Books and Special Collections Library and Archives (RBSCL) sent nine of its staff members last week to assist Dar El Kutub [Egyptian National Library] in the salvaging of books and documents damaged during the recent fire at the Institut d’Egypte. These volunteers, who are experienced in handling rare and […]

New Online From IFLA: Full Text, Full Image of Preservation News (May 2011)

Direct to Preservation News (40 pages; PDF) Issue #53. Free. This issue is of Preservation News is devoted to investigating and monitoring dust. Source: IFLA (International Federation of Library Associations)