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2009-10-21 13:06:31

Museums are increasingly seeking help from chemists in an effort to understand and preserve the artistic and cultural heritage of the treasures in their collections. That's the topic of the cover story in the current issue of Chemical & Engineering News, ACS' weekly newsmagazine. C&EN News Editor William Schultz points out that scientists have done research on art museum collections since at least the 1930s. Over the past 30 years, many museums have been adding scientists to their...

2009-10-07 08:00:00

DALLAS, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- BancTec, a global provider of advanced, high-volume, document and payment processing solutions and services, recently helped the Diocese of Austin, the Catholic Church of Central Texas, digitize its entire collection of sacramental records. The process, which lasted approximately one year and consisted of nearly 120,000 scanned images, was conducted in compliance with the sacramental records project, a preservation initiative first undertaken after the...

2009-05-06 07:05:00

NEWPORT, R.I., May 6 /PRNewswire/ -- The Digital Ark has launched an e-commerce web site, The Digital Ark Store (http://www.TheDigitalArkStore.com), which offers online sales of historical and cultural images as archival prints and downloadable digital files. These images represent the vast and diverse visual collections of The Digital Ark's clients, which include museums, libraries, historical and preservation societies, photographers, artists, and educational institutions. Every purchase...

2009-04-27 09:00:00

BEIJING, April 27 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Himfr.com (http://www.frbiz.com/inventory-tracking/ ), one of China's leading B2B search platforms with more than 30 B2B industry websites to its name, reports on two types of refrigerators that are hot on sale. Siemens refrigerators in the domestic market have a very high share. In consumers' hearts, choosing Siemens means choosing quality and trust. Today, himfr.com recommends two types of best-selling three-door refrigerators for your...

2009-03-19 09:08:00

TAMPA, Fla., March 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Mortgage Contracting Services (MCS), a property preservation and inspection services provider, today announced it has been awarded a contract with U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) to perform property preservation work for the government. Each year, GSA manages approximately $56 billion worth of contracting dollars in providing its government customers with goods and services including property management and historic property preservation....

2009-03-12 12:34:00

Digitizing for Preservation and Access: Past is Prologue WASHINGTON, March 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In celebration of its 75th anniversary, the National Archives will host its annual preservation conference entitled Digitizing for Preservation and Access: Past is Prologue, on Thursday, March 26, 2009. Adrienne Thomas, Acting Archivist of the United States, and Dr. Michael J. Kurtz, Assistant Archivist, Office of Records Services, will provide opening remarks for the event. The...

2009-02-26 06:00:00

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Feb. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new, interactive Web site --- www.campusheritage.org --- will provide information on preservation projects funded as part of The Getty Foundation's Campus Heritage program, a five-year grant initiative. The Campus Heritage Initiative, begun in 2002, funded a broad variety of important preservation planning projects at 86 colleges and universities nationwide, in addition to surveys of hundreds of small liberal arts colleges. The Web site...

2009-02-09 05:00:00

Micronized Copper-Treated Wood is Showing Rapid Decay Raising Concerns for Consumer Safety CHARLOTTE, N.C., Feb. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Findings on 4x4 posts at residential locations reveal dramatic evidence that wood treated with micronized copper preservative(MCQ(TM)) is decaying more rapidly than anticipated. These decay findings raise serious concerns about the structural integrity and safety of outdoor structures, such as decks and fencing, built with micronized copper preservatives within...

2009-02-09 07:05:00

Struggling to protect historic treasures in tight financial circumstances, heritage experts fear accelerating deterioration due to climate change The growing relationship between scientists and curators is the focus of a 4-day, UN-affiliated international conference in Caracas designed to promote innovative ways to stem the decay of some of humanity's greatest art and cultural treasures. "With the world financial crisis and the advent of climate change effects, there is a state of emergency...

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2009-02-08 14:50:00

Although people entered the digital world years ago, a great number of human historical records did not make the transition. As a result, a vast amount of newspapers, scientific journals, court records, corporate documents, literature, film and other material, accumulated over hundreds of years, needed to be modified for computer databases.  And once there, it had to be positioned alongside newer, digital material in a way that would allow people to quickly find the information they...