Workshop on Conservation and preservation of archival materials and manuscripts 24th & 25th august 2010 Mumbai University Report by Anjali Londhe
Conservation and preservation of archival materials and manuscripts Day1 -.24th august 2010 1.Manuscript Preservation Concept –Dr.Sushma Paudwal,SNDT univeristy Librarian,Mumbai 2.Microfilming as a method of preservation – Dr.Vivekanand Gopal,curator, saraswati mahal Library 3.Factors leading to manuscript deterioration –Ms.Amruta Natu –Bhandarkar Oriental research Centre Day 2-25th August 2010 1.Preservation of archival Records-Dr.Arun Divekar 2.Descriptive cataloguing of manuscripts-Sampada jadhav 3.Digitization of manuscripts as a preservation technique-Dr.Vivek patkar.
Preservation of archival records Dr.Arun Divekar niteeka
It includes follwing steps
Aqueous Bath Solution Japanese Tissue Lamination or Banana Tissue Reinforcement
Preservation is slow , tedious & laborious Process . it requires minimum Intervention
preservation will be better with thymol Coated Paper
Japanese Tissue Paper
Japanese Tissue Paper is Pasted On paper with Maida
Tissue Paper can be taken out if required
De lamination of Plastics is possible but its costly and technology is unavailable in India Manuscript preservation cost depends on size of the book it can be 6000-12000 It is mainly per folio Cost Digitization Vs Microform Both have its advantages & disadvantages
Descriptive Cataloguing for manuscripts sampada jadhav
ALA Glossary of terms
" That Place of the process of cataloguing which concerns itself with the identification & description of book."
" Descriptive Cataloguing is concerned with the information given in the body of entry as distinct from heading “
To Assist in the choice of document by providing subject level of the contents
Digitization of manuscripts as a preservation technique Vivek Patkar
It includes handwritten Composition on Paper,bark, Cloth, Metal, Palm Leaf or any
other dating back 75 years
preservation of manuscripts, books, maps,periodicals,photographs,newspaper register is in the format of
Restoration -Paper Form
Microfilming - Microfilm
Digitization- CD/DVD Rom
Purpose 1. Making Copy of original in different medium 2. Digitization for discovery -scanning &OCR for keyword search creating an index of terms for displaying the corresponding pages 3. Digitization for delivery- Print on demand 4. For reading-Pleasant format, numbered pages, navigation to individual pages or chapters.
Digitization of documents helps in enhancing research.some of these tools can be useful for the same.
Comprehensive search Schemes
Survey Data files
Advantages of digital material 1 . Storage Economy 2 . Simultaneous Multiple Accessiblity 3 . Wider Dissemination 4 . Hyper linking to the related material 5 . Scaled up Security 6 . Archival Facilitation 7 . Full text search facility
collecting all images composing & saving (cd/DVD,Hard Disk,e book reader)
Medium of the original
View Characteristics of the original
Use of OCR
converting printed or handwritten Characters to aacr II
Image Enhancement -DE securing
Digital Preservation issue
Non Availability of Compatible Technology
Inter relations are Disrupted
Conclusion workshop was concluded by Mr.B.V.Naik, ex hod of history department Mr Naik shared his experience with librarians and his affiliations with raja ram mohan roy library foundation. According to him, librarian should be always ready to help the users in finding out the information & they should use new technologies to help the users.