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Project Partners Needed to Test a New Methodology for Optimization of Mechanical Systems
The Image Permanence Institute is looking for three motivated project partners to work with us on a project funded by an IMLS National Leadership Grant for Libraries. Participation is limited to non-federal institutions in the United States. Our goal is to produce a comprehensive guide to planning and implementing energy-saving mechanical system operations that have little to no impact on collection storage environments. These strategies have proven successful in a variety of collecting institutions when implemented with expert guidance from IPI and our energy-management consultants at Herzog/Wheeler and Associates. In this field test, partner institutions will use and test a written guide to the documentation, data gathering and analysis, experimentation, implementation and maintenance of a sustainable preservation environment. IPI will provide the draft methodology which project partners will test in a controlled situation with IPI guidance. Ongoing participation and input from a team of staff at partner institutions is essential to the success of this project. Partner experiences and suggestions are critical to preparing the final version of a written methodology to be used in the field of preservation and environmental management. Throughout the course of the project partners will receive access to IPI’s Environmental Consulting advice and expertise, a subscription to IPI’s eClimateNotebook® web-based environmental management system, 18 PEM2® data loggers and a flash drive (equipment and services worth nearly $50,000), PLUS the potential for significant energy savings. Applications must be received by March 15, 2015.
Photographic Process Identification Workshop 2015: Apply Now
The Image Permanence Institute is hosting a five-day workshop on Photographic Process Identification at its facilities at the Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, NY. The dates for the workshop are June 15-19, 2015. This workshop will teach participants to identify every mainstream image-based print process, from the daguerreotype to the inkjet print, via the study of their component materials, structures, aesthetics, and historical and cultural uses. Tuition for the workshop is $150. Participants are responsible for all travel, room, and board expenses. Since attendance is limited to 15 participants, we are asking that applications be submitted for consideration in advance. Applications and supporting documents must be received by March 1, 2015. Notification of decisions will be made by March 15, 2015. If selected, payment for tuition must be made by April 30, 2015.
Digital Print Preservation Workshop 2015: Apply Now
The Image Permanence Institute is hosting a three-day workshop on the Preservation of Digitally Printed Materials in Libraries, Archives and Museums at its facilities at the Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, NY. The dates for the workshop are October 20-22, 2015. Tuition for the workshop is waived due to generous support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Participants are responsible for all travel, room, and board expenses. Since attendance is limited to 15 participants, we are asking that applications be submitted for consideration in advance. Applications and supporting documents must be received by March 31, 2015. Notification of decisions will be made by April 30, 2015.
New Video: Effect of Humidity Fluctuation on a Rare Book
This new video shows an experiment conducted at IPI to illustrate the physical effects that occur on library and archive materials due to changes in humidity conditions. In this example, a vellum bound book (Johann Hübner "Kurze Fragen aus der politischen Historia biß auf gegenwärtige Zeit" printed in 1701) was studied. The experiment started at an equilibrated condition of 55% relative humidity, then conditions were altered to 25%, back to 55%, and finally to 75%. The duration of the experiment was 12 hours and conducted at room temperature.
Just Published: IPI Guide to Preservation of Digitally-Printed Photographs
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:
- 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.
Poster Price Reduction!
We have lowered the price of both our posters from $50 to $10! Photographic Negatives: Nature and Evolution of Processes and Knowing and Protecting Motion Picture Film Poster. Act soon before they sell out!
Graphics Atlas Interesting Picture of the Week
If you haven't seen it yet, we are excited to officially announce the debut of a new weekly email called Interesting Picture of the Week that highlights various interesting pictures from Graphics Atlas.
We've already received really good response and the word is spreading. We have a lot of great things planned so don't miss out and sign up today!
The Albumen and Salted Paper Book by James M. Reilly has been reprinted as a second edition and is now available for purchase thanks to the RIT Press!
The Albumen and Salted Paper Book is a descriptive history of the major photographic printing processes that were used between the years 1840-1895. These first 50 years of photography established a tradition of individual experimentation and craftsmanship where each photographer participated in the manufacture of the printing materials that were used. Albumen print and salted paper print were the ordinary, all-purpose materials of the time—albumen print is the second most common type of photograph ever made. This book describes both the technical information of these historical materials and offers the reader a very organized approach to this interesting process. 188 pages, hardcover, 6” x 9”. Price: $34.99.