To complement AIC’s 46th Annual Meeting conference theme, the 2018 STASH Flash Storage Tips session will focus on the interplay between the material composition of artifacts and the materials chosen for the construction of storage and support solutions. The program covering storage solutions for all collection types has been scheduled as part of the Collection Care session and will be followed by additional talks related to storage rehousing. The program will utilize a lightening round or “Tips” format as well as guided, audience participatory discussion. We are calling for contributions of short (5 minute) tips on the following themes:
- An item’s composition will affect the materials chosen for storage as well as the design. How is your storage solution guided by the relationship between collection materials and storage materials?
- Quality materials appropriate for long-term storage are expensive. How have you adapted economical non-archival materials to make them safe for use in a storage solution?
- Do you have a tips on a new material that will expand our range of choices for storage?
- Innovative storage solutions for individual artifacts or collection groups that do not conform to either theme will be accepted if space allows.
Presenters will be asked to show up with their solution in a ready format for uploading to the STASH website after the conference.
To submit your ideas please send a short abstract including the following information to Rachael Arenstein (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Lisa Goldberg (email@example.com) by December 22, 2017.
And a description of approx. 150 words on the project
Thank you from the session organizers,
Lisa Goldberg, STASH Editorial Committee Chair
Rachael Arenstein, AIC e-Editor
Karen Pavelka, Collection Care Program Chair
Gretchen Guidess, Collection Care Program Committee