IPI’s Guide to Sustainable Preservation Practices for Managing Storage Environments

This guidebook introduces the fundamentals of defining an optimal and sustainable preservation environment. It outlines the basics of what you need to know to accurately document the storage environment and establish sustainable preservation practies. Funding provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities, Division of Preservation and Access, Education & Training Grant Program.

Chapter Titles:

  • The Basic Elements of the Environment and Their Effect on Material Decay
  • The Factors that Shape the Storage Environment
  • Document the Current Storage Environment
  • Document Each Storage Facility’s Mechanical System
  • Understand the Role of Dew Point
  • Analyze Collected Data
  • Create an Environmental Management Team
  • Specific Activities of the Environmental Management Team
  • Investigate Opportunities for Energy Savings
  • Annotated Bibliography
  • Influence of Local Climate on HVAC System Exercise with Regional Examples
  • HVAC System Documentation Worksheets

112 pages, spiral bound, 8.5” x 11”, no quantity discount.

This guidebook is a companion volume to IPI’s Methodology for Implementing Sustainable Energy-Saving Strategies for Collections Environments. Institutions well-versed in the fundamentals of sustainable preservation practices and committed to identifying opportunities to optimize their preservation environment will be able to use the methodology to conduct risk-managed studies without negatively impacting their current preservation quality and without major capital investment.

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Price: $25.00