On this page you can find introductory information about how to care for the electronics in your museum collection.

Best Practices

The National Park Service offers some tips on caring for cellulose nitrate film.

The Washington State Film Preservation Manual will help you understand the varieties of film in your collection and how to best preserve them.

The National Park Service provides the basics to caring for archival compact discs.The Library of Congress released a document outlining the proper care, handling, and storage techniques specifically for audio visual materials.

The Canadian Conservation Institute developed this four-step guide to help small museums and archives improve the conditions and longevity of their electronic media collections.

Tips & Tricks

From the Illinois Collection Preservation Network, a webinar on audiovisual and media preservation.The Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts hosted a seminar on preserving a variety of records like electronic media and books. This is a short tutorial on preserving electronic records on VHS tapes.