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Preservation Basics

Navajo Rug Weaving (1938–39)

Early documentary by Southwest photographer Tad Nichols, preserved by Northern Arizona University with NFPF support.

The Film Preservation Guide
The Basics for Archives, Libraries, and Museums

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The guide can be downloaded chapter by chapter or as a complete text:

view 1 Contents, Introduction, and Why Preserve Film?
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view 2 Understanding Film and How It Decays
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view 3 Film Handling and Inspection
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view 4 The Curatorial Role
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view 5 Duplication
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view 6 Storage
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view 7 Cataloging
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view 8 Legal Context for Film Preservation
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view 9 Access
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view 10 Glossary, Edge Code Chart, Print Condition Report, Vendor Lists, Selective Bibliography, and Index
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view All Full 152-page Text
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view Extra Print Condition Report
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