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PR-268783-20

Rochester Institute of Technology (Rochester, NY 14623-5698)
David Messinger (Project Director: May 2019 to present)
Low-Cost End-to-End Spectral Imaging System for Historical Document Discovery

A Tier II project to develop a low-cost spectral imaging system and accompanying software to recover obscured and illegible text in historical materials.

Most research libraries and museums hold unique or rare items on which historically significant text is no longer legible due to deterioration or erasure. Spectral imaging - the process of collecting images of objects in many wavelengths of light - has become one solution for recovering obscured and illegible text on historical materials. Unfortunately, these systems are very expensive, and require knowledge of image processing methods. Most libraries and museums cannot afford these systems, nor do they have the capacity to process the data. To mitigate this, we propose to develop a low-cost spectral imaging system with accompanying low barrier-to-entry software.

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Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Program:
Research and Development

Division:
Preservation and Access

Totals:
$350,000 (approved)
$347,680 (awarded)

Grant period:
3/1/2020 – 2/28/2023


PE-263506-19

Rochester Institute of Technology (Rochester, NY 14623-5698)
Christopher M. Cameron (Project Director: April 2018 to present)
Jennifer Jae Gutierrez (Co Project Director: February 2019 to present)
Kelly Krish (Co Project Director: March 2019 to present)
Training Sustainable Environmental Management Teams for Cultural Institutions

Eight three-day workshops and five 60-minute webinars for staff of museums, libraries, and archives about managing collection environments in sustainable ways. An estimated 2,650 participants would learn to assess the preservation quality of environmental conditions and the needs of collections, and to understand the impact of local climate and the basics of HVAC operations. The curriculum would also include strategies for reducing energy cost and consumption in cultural repositories while maintaining the preservation quality of collection environments.

The Image Permanence Institute, a preservation research laboratory, is applying for funding to support a two-year project focused on improving and increasing the capacity of humanities collections professionals to independently establish and maintain sustainable environmental management programs. In cultural institutions an environmental management team that includes both collections and facilities staff creates a structure in which the insights gained from environmental monitoring are actively used to inform environmental management. Webinars and workshops will provide essential knowledge and skills necessary for small, mid-size, and large institutions working to balance the preservation quality of collections environments with responsible building management and lower energy costs. This project has the potential to simultaneously improve the long-term preservation of humanities collections across the US while reducing the long-term costs associated with preserving those collections.

Project fields:
Arts, General; Interdisciplinary Studies, Other

Program:
Preservation Education and Training

Division:
Preservation and Access

Totals:
$199,801 (approved)
$199,801 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/2019 – 12/31/2021


PR-263931-19

Rochester Institute of Technology (Rochester, NY 14623-5698)
Sungyoung Kim (Project Director: June 2018 to present)
Digital Preservation and Access to Aural Heritage Via A Scalable, Extensible Method

The development of capture protocols, standards, and tutorials for long-term preservation and virtual representations of aural heritage.

Aural heritage preservation documents and recreates the auditory experience of culturally important places, enabling virtual interaction through physics-based reconstructions. A form of “intangible” cultural heritage, aural heritage is captured via spatial acoustics techniques, creating digital audio data for auralizations (reconstructions for listening). This project will 1) codify a protocol for the capture, verification, and auralization of aural heritage, demonstrated in case-study application on three culturally distinct sites; 2) create extensibility pathways for the widespread adoption of this protocol, including workshops, web-based tutorials, and other freely disseminated resources that enable non-acoustical specialists to apply the method to a diversity of sites. Case study demonstrations of the method will serve as models for site constituencies, Humanities researchers, and other cultural heritage practitioners, while providing a digital archive of endangered aural heritage.

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Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, Other

Program:
Research and Development

Division:
Preservation and Access

Totals:
$347,701 (approved)
$347,701 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/2019 – 12/31/2021


PR-258893-18

Rochester Institute of Technology (Rochester, NY 14623-5698)
Jean-Louis Bigourdan (Project Director: June 2017 to present)
The Impact of Temperature Transitions, Short-term and Seasonal, on the Moisture Content of Library and Archive Collections

A three-year study focused on the impact of temperature changes, short-term and seasonal, on the moisture content of library and archive collections. The results would inform new sustainable preservation and access strategies for both large and small humanities collections.

The Image Permanence Institute is seeking funding for a three-year research project focused on the impact of environmental transitions on moisture content in library and archive collections. The potential for deterioration caused by moisture content exists in storage and access scenarios. This research will strengthen our understanding of the complex interactions between hygroscopic collection materials and their environment in response to temperature changes. Data collected has the potential to 1) determine the storage density necessary to effectively have hygroscopic materials control their moisture content, 2) provide a roadmap for controlling moisture content during periods of dryness and dampness, and 3) create a guide for temperature and relative humidity ranges that avoid mechanical damage during access and use. The results of this project have the potential to inform new sustainable preservation and access strategies for both large and small humanities research collections.

Project fields:
Arts, Other; Interdisciplinary Studies, Other

Program:
Research and Development

Division:
Preservation and Access

Totals:
$349,149 (approved)
$349,149 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/2018 – 12/31/2020


PE-258388-18

Rochester Institute of Technology (Rochester, NY 14623-5698)
Daniel Burge (Project Director: May 2017 to present)
Digital Print Preservation: Education and Training for Cultural Heritage Professionals

Nine workshops to train approximately 450 cultural heritage professionals in the identification, handling, and care of digital prints held in humanities collections.

Image Permanence Institute at Rochester Institute of Technology is seeking an NEH Preservation and Access Education and Training grant to educate and train cultural heritage professionals in the humanities on the proper identification and long-term care of modern digitally-printed materials. This project will have a wide and substantial impact on the field. Hundreds of attendees will benefit from a program of nine workshops offered over three days, along with short sessions at each location that will allow additional attendees a half-day overview covering foundational knowledge on digital print processes and materials, a new descriptive language to assure accurate communication, and the basics of best care for these objects. The experience will be groundbreaking for attendees. Most have little or no experience in this area and this will be the first educational experience on the topic they have ever received.

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Project fields:
Arts, Other; Interdisciplinary Studies, Other

Program:
Preservation Education and Training

Division:
Preservation and Access

Totals:
$195,049 (approved)
$195,049 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/2018 – 12/31/2019


PE-252843-17

Rochester Institute of Technology (Rochester, NY 14623-5698)
Alice Carver-Kubik (Project Director: May 2016 to June 2019)
Teaching a Methodology for Photographic Process Identification

The development of a series of workshops, webinars, and video tutorials on identifying historic and contemporary photographic processes, the critical first step in determining proper preservation care and treatment of photographic collections.

Image Permanence Institute (IPI) will provide a series of workshops, webinars, and video tutorials on photographic process identification. Images are fundamental to humanities scholarship. There is a critical need for the new generation of scholars, catalogers and curators to be able to recognize and contextualize pictorial objects. The project addresses a national audience and will provide important instruction and guidance derived from thirty years of IPI's research and educational experience. IPI has developed a structured process identification methodology and controlled vocabulary that starts from easily observable visual characteristics, and then connects with an exhaustive online resource for determination of process, date, relevance, and long-term care needs of pictorial objects. The workshops provide the vital element of first-hand experience with process examples and introduces the methodology and resources that IPI has developed.

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Project fields:
Arts, Other; Public History

Program:
Preservation Education and Training

Division:
Preservation and Access

Totals:
$182,730 (approved)
$182,730 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/2017 – 12/31/2018


PR-50213-15

Rochester Institute of Technology (Rochester, NY 14623-5698)
Andrew Lerwill (Project Director: May 2014 to July 2015)
James M. Reilly (Project Director: July 2015 to September 2017)
Alice Carver-Kubik (Project Director: September 2017 to present)
Jennifer Jae Gutierrez (Co Project Director: September 2017 to present)
Digital Image Correlation to Determine Shape Deformation of Paper-Based Collections due to Relative Humidity and Temperature

An applied research project conducted by the Image Permanence Institute that would define the permissible limits of relative humidity (RH) for rare books and other library and archival materials that are critical for humanities research.

One of the most frequent questions asked by rare book curators and librarians is: "At what RH, especially with respect to dry conditions, does a serious risk of irreversible mechanical stress occur?" Mechanical (physical) damage due to dryness or excessive dampness is the principal reason why special collection materials require controlled environmental conditions. For many years, recommendations have emphasized close control around a target of 45-55% RH. What is not well established from actual experimentation, however, are the practical limits where irreversible damage takes place. This area of research—safe limits for RH—has received considerable attention in the fine and decorative arts, but not for the complex and diverse mechanical structures of bound volumes. To overcome the difficulty of studying mechanical behavior of complex book structures IPI will employ a new technology, Digital Image Correlation (DIC) to dynamically assess expansion and contraction of composite objects.

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Project fields:
Arts, Other

Program:
Research and Development

Division:
Preservation and Access

Totals:
$399,825 (approved)
$399,825 (awarded)

Grant period:
3/1/2015 – 2/28/2019


PR-50192-14

Rochester Institute of Technology (Rochester, NY 14623-5698)
Jean-Louis Bigourdan (Project Director: May 2013 to July 2018)
Understanding Moisture Equilibrium for Humanities Collections: A New Path to Sustainable Humidity Control

Research into new ways of managing environmental conditions in collection spaces that could significantly reduce energy costs while providing safe environments for books, manuscripts, maps, prints, and other paper-based humanities materials. The Image Permanence Institute would study moisture equilibration rates for paper-based library materials and test new ways of managing relative humidity that could reduce the risks to collections from the most damaging conditions of summer humidity and winter dryness.

The thrust of this research is to quantify the potential of new approaches to seasonal management of humidity control, based on a full understanding of moisture equilibration processes for paper-based collections. Research will focus on the possibility that RH control can be used in a stepped or pulsed fashion to slow down the rate of moisture equilibration, thereby avoiding the most dangerous seasonal highs and lows. Specifically, better fundamental knowledge of equilibration behavior may allow identification of scenarios where seasonal peaks are not damaging, and scenarios for less expensive RH control aimed at 'slicing off' dangerous peaks. The research will quantify how materials' moisture content navigates between extreme RHs when exposed to either an uncontrolled seasonal humidity cycle, capped RH profile, stepped RH profile or pulsed RH profile. Research objectives are to quantify risks and benefits of these options in terms of preservation quality and potential energy savings.

Project fields:
Arts, Other

Program:
Research and Development

Division:
Preservation and Access

Totals:
$350,000 (approved)
$348,039 (awarded)

Grant period:
4/1/2014 – 9/30/2017


PE-50110-14

Rochester Institute of Technology (Rochester, NY 14623-5698)
Patricia Ann Ford (Project Director: May 2013 to October 2016)
James M. Reilly (Project Director: October 2016 to September 2017)
Sustainable Preservation Practices for Managing Storage Environments

Five regional workshops and nine webinars presented by the Image Permanence Institute on managing environmental conditions for humanities collections in sustainable ways for staff members of museums, libraries, and archives. Participants would explore strategies for reducing energy costs and consumption in cultural repositories without sacrificing the preservation quality of collection environments.

A third round of the Sustainable Preservation Practices for Managing Storage Environments series will allow IPI the opportunity to provide information about defining and achieving an optimal and sustainable preservation environment to hundreds more institutions around the country. Our goal is to provide up-to-date information on preservation research along with the tools and strategies that will enable staff in collecting institutions to make informed, strategic decisions regarding sustainability that result in responsible collections care, energy cost savings, and carbon footprint reduction. The concepts and processes to be presented are based on years of preservation research and field experience with energy saving strategies and environmental management methods.

Project fields:
Archival Management and Conservation

Program:
Preservation Education and Training

Division:
Preservation and Access

Totals:
$190,000 (approved)
$190,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
3/1/2014 – 2/28/2017


PE-50095-13

Rochester Institute of Technology (Rochester, NY 14623-5698)
Jean-Louis Bigourdan (Project Director: July 2012 to August 2016)
Preserving Film Collections for the Future - An Essential Web Application

The creation and testing of a freely available web-based application, FilmCare.org, that would provide an authoritative source of information and an easy-to-implement decision-making tool for preserving all types and formats of film materials.

The Image Permanence Institute is seeking funding for a major education and training project dealing with best practices for preserving film materials in museums, archives, libraries, and other repositories. This project will create a web-based educational application, FilmCare.org, that will provide an authoritative source of information and facilitate the otherwise intricate decision-making process for preserving all types and formats of film materials and implementing best-fit preservation strategies for a wide variety of real-life situations. Through an interactive process, this free tool will guide users to identify the nature of film materials, to design and conduct condition surveys, to evaluate existing collection environments, to analyze findings, to simulate certain improvements and their impact on the collections, to choose between alternatives approaches, to implement the appropriate preservation plan, and to monitor the state of preservation over time.

Project fields:
Archival Management and Conservation

Program:
Preservation Education and Training

Division:
Preservation and Access

Totals:
$180,000 (approved)
$180,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/2013 – 12/31/2015


PD-50023-12

Rochester Institute of Technology (Rochester, NY 14623-5698)
Wilson de Lima Silva (Project Director: December 2011 to May 2016)
Desano Collaborative Project (639:3): Collection of Audio-Video Material and Texts

documentation of Desano, an endangered Eastern Tukanoan language spoken in the northwestern Amazonian region of Colombia and Brazil. The project would create a corpus of recordings, transcriptions, and translations of the variety of Desano spoken in Colombia, and, ultimately, produce a dictionary and grammar of this language.

The Desano Collaborative Project (DCP) is a two-year, team-based project that will document Desano language and oral traditions, and support community members with training about language documentation. The focus of this documentation project will be the Desano communities in Colombia. Desano is spoken by 200-300 individuals in northwestern Amazonia, in Colombia and Brazil. It is a member of the Eastern branch of the Tukanoan family, a group of some 20 languages spoken in Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru. Desano is one of the few languages in the family with speakers living in communities spread out in a wide geographical area comprising the three main rivers in the region: Vaupés, Papuri and Tiquié. It is in direct contact with other Eastern Tukanoan languages and with languages of other families (e.g., Makuan and Arawakan). Desano data will provide information that can be used by linguists to distinguish grammatical features inherited from Proto-Tukanoan from features acquired due to contact with other languages of the region. In addition, work on the language conducted during the past three years has revealed a number of typologically intriguing features that will be of broader linguistic interest. This collaborative project has three main documentation goals: (1) production of a high-quality textual and audio-visual corpus of Desano, with a focus on oral traditions; (2) the preparation of a Desano language database; and (3) provision of a collection of interlinearized texts and lexicon with English/Portuguese/Spanish translations. In addition, this project will actively support community efforts in language revitalization, by providing training to community members in aspects of language documentation, which is urgently needed in the Desano communities in Colombia. Meaningful collaborations with Desanos and Colombian linguists are an important part of this project. This will be the first language documentation project engaging the Desanos living in traditional communities in Colombia.

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Project fields:
Latin American Languages; Linguistics

Program:
Documenting Endangered Languages - Preservation

Division:
Preservation and Access

Totals:
$70,937 (approved)
$70,937 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/2012 – 12/31/2015


PE-50070-12

Rochester Institute of Technology (Rochester, NY 14623-5698)
James M. Reilly (Project Director: July 2011 to March 2014)
Sustainable Preservation Practices for Managing Storage Environments - Series #2

Four regional workshops for up to 400 staff members of museums, libraries, and archives and up to nine webinars on managing environmental conditions for humanities collections in sustainable ways. Participants would explore strategies for reducing energy cost and consumption in cultural repositories without sacrificing the preservation quality of collection environments.

NEH funded the first series of Sustainable Preservation Practices for Managing Storage Environments workshops and webinars in 2009. A second series of this extremely successful project will get the word out about defining and achieving an optimal and sustainable preservation environment to hundreds of institutions around the country. The first round involved people in all but four US states plus Puerto Rico and the Virgin islands. The project is national in scope and impact and is available to and accessible by institutions and individuals in every geographical region and from every type of collecting institution. Interest remains very high for up-to-date information on preservation research and the tools and strategies that enable staff to make informed, strategic decisions regarding sustainability that result in responsible collection care, energy cost savings, and carbon footprint reduction.

Project fields:
Archival Management and Conservation

Program:
Preservation Education and Training

Division:
Preservation and Access

Totals:
$168,000 (approved)
$168,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/2012 – 12/31/2013


PG-51310-11

Rochester Institute of Technology (Rochester, NY 14623-5698)
Amelia Hugill-Fontanel (Project Director: May 2010 to October 2012)
Archival Storage of the Cary Graphic Arts Collection of 19th- and 20th-Century Posters

The purchase of storage furniture to rehouse a collection of approximately 2,000 19th- and 20th-century posters in the Cary Graphic Arts Collection. Improved storage will make it easier for faculty and students to view the posters safely. Highlights include posters by the American artist Edward Penfield used to promote "Harper's Magazine" from 1896 to 1899; government-issued posters from both World Wars encouraging public support; and graphic design posters from the Lester Beall, Will Burtin, Cipe Pineles, and Chermayeff and Geismar collections.

The grant will support the purchase of storage furniture to relocate the late nineteenth and twentieth century poster collections in the RIT Cary Graphic Arts Collection. These significant collections, numbering some 2,000 posters, are used for instruction, exhibition, and scholarly research. As a collective resource, the posters document trends in historical events, graphic design, communications, advertising, and printing technologies. New flat files will be purchased to increase storage area and thus improve crowded storage conditions. The ability to store manageable quantities of posters in each drawer will foster safe handling of these oversize artifacts. The methodical transfer of the posters to new storage drawers will begin in January 2011 and be completed by June 2012.

Project fields:
Archival Management and Conservation

Program:
Preservation Assistance Grants

Division:
Preservation and Access

Totals:
$6,000 (approved)
$6,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/2011 – 6/30/2012


PE-50050-10

Rochester Institute of Technology (Rochester, NY 14623-5698)
James M. Reilly (Project Director: July 2009 to March 2012)
Sustainable Preservation Practices for Managing Storage Environments

Funding supports five workshops and nine webinars for staff of museums, libraries, and archives about managing collection environments in sustainable ways. Participants will learn to assess the preservation quality of environmental conditions and the needs of collections materials, and to understand the impact of local climate and the basics of HVAC operations. Strategies for reducing energy cost and consumption in cultural repositories without sacrificing the preservation quality of collection environments will also be identified.

The project entitled Sustainable Preservation Practices for Managing Storage Environments will enable cultural institutions with significant humanities research materials to avoid risks to collections while they support sustainability efforts and pursue opportunities for energy cost reduction. Through a series of 5 regional workshops and 9 webinars directed at a national audience of collection care, preservation and facility management staff, the project will convey the latest knowledge and techniques for managing the storage environment in sustainable ways. Nationally recognized experts in preservation environmental management and energy efficiency will present the latest research and field practice in leading US and European museums and libraries. Environmental assessment tools and methods that will be presented have been developed through previous NEH projects and will be based in part on actual case studies, for example through a decade of contracts with the Library of Congress.

Project fields:
Archival Management and Conservation

Program:
Preservation Education and Training

Division:
Preservation and Access

Totals:
$248,480 (approved)
$248,480 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/2010 – 12/31/2011


PR-50087-10

Rochester Institute of Technology (Rochester, NY 14623-5698)
Jean-Louis Bigourdan (Project Director: August 2009 to April 2017)
Methodologies for Sustainable HVAC Operation in Collection Environments

Investigation of the impact on paper-based collections of short-term fluctuations in environmental conditions resulting from the dynamic management, through temporary setbacks and shutoffs, of climate control systems. A guide would be published to help cultural institutions design and evaluate sustainable approaches to managing collection environments that achieve energy savings and long-term preservation of humanities collections.

"Methodologies for Sustainable HVAC Operation in Collection Environments" is a research project designed to allow staff of libraries and archives with significant humanities collections to confidently evaluate protocols for energy saving and sustainability, and to balance stewardship with fiscal realities and global responsibility. Since little research has been done on the impact of short-term fluctuations in temperature and humidity("setbacks" during unoccupied nights and weekends), neither facilities managers nor collection care specialists know how to evaluate their effect on collection preservation. Through a combination of laboratory research, field investigation, data modeling, and the creation of a user-friendly field guide-style publication, this project will provide the field with reliable data and a usable method for monitoring room environments and estimating the impact of short-term fluctuations on long-term preservation.

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Project fields:
Archival Management and Conservation

Program:
Research and Development

Division:
Preservation and Access

Totals:
$399,926 (approved)
$399,926 (awarded)

Grant period:
5/1/2010 – 6/30/2016


PA-50585-04

Rochester Institute of Technology (Rochester, NY 14623-5698)
James M. Reilly (Project Director: July 2003 to October 2007)
Training for Effective Use of Environmental Control for the Preservation of Humanities Collections

Educational programs focused on making more effective and efficient use of environmental control for preserving humanities collections.

Project fields:
Museum Studies or Historical Preservation

Program:
Preservation/Access Projects

Division:
Preservation and Access

Totals:
$323,594 (approved)
$323,594 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/2004 – 6/30/2007


PA-50123-03

Rochester Institute of Technology (Rochester, NY 14623-5698)
James M. Reilly (Project Director: July 2002 to January 2007)
Creating Diagnostic Tools for Preserving Collections of Magnetic Tape

The creation and testing of diagnostic tools to facilitate the identification of deteriorating audio and video formats in magnetic media collections that would enable collection managers to make informed preservation decisions.

Project fields:
Archival Management and Conservation

Program:
Preservation/Access Projects

Division:
Preservation and Access

Totals:
$393,705 (approved)
$393,705 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/2003 – 6/30/2006


PH-20925-00

Rochester Institute of Technology (Rochester, NY 14623-5698)
James M. Reilly (Project Director: July 1999 to December 2004)
Creating a Computerized System to Document the Effects of Environmental Conditions on the Preservation of Collections

The creation and field testing of a coordinated system of computerized resources that can be used to document and control the effects of environmental conditions on the preservation of collections.

Project fields:
Archival Management and Conservation

Program:
National Heritage Preservation Projects

Division:
Preservation and Access

Totals:
$355,450 (approved)
$355,450 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/2000 – 6/30/2004


PA-23159-98

Rochester Institute of Technology (Rochester, NY 14623-5698)
James M. Reilly (Project Director: July 1997 to February 2003)
Effects of Fluctuating Environments on Library and Archive Materials

To support the investigation of the effects of fluctuating enviroments on library and archive materials in order to provide information for decision making and new guidelines and standards for preserving humanities resources.

Project fields:
Archival Management and Conservation

Program:
Preservation/Access Projects

Division:
Preservation and Access

Totals (outright + matching):
$388,100 (approved)
$388,100 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/1998 – 6/30/2002


PS-21084-95

Rochester Institute of Technology (Rochester, NY 14623-5698)
James M. Reilly (Project Director: November 1994 to December 1998)
Technical Evaluation of Digital Imaging for Photographic Collections

To support the evaluation of procedures for digitizing photographs and the development of guidelines for creating and maintaining high-quality photographic images in digital form.

Project fields:
Archival Management and Conservation

Program:
Preservation and Access Projects Pre-1996

Division:
Preservation and Access

Totals:
$286,608 (approved)
$286,608 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/1995 – 6/30/1998


PH-20741-95

Rochester Institute of Technology (Rochester, NY 14623-5698)
James M. Reilly (Project Director: May 1994 to April 2003)
Developing New Technologies for Environmental Assessment and Control in Preservation

To support the development and testing of a monitoring device that will providedata for determining optimal environmental conditions for the storage of humanities collections in libraries, archives, and museums.

Project fields:
Archival Management and Conservation

Program:
National Heritage Preservation Projects

Division:
Preservation and Access

Totals:
$269,981 (approved)
$269,981 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/1995 – 6/30/2000


PS-20808-94

Rochester Institute of Technology (Rochester, NY 14623-5698)
James M. Reilly (Project Director: June 1993 to September 1997)
Environment and Enclosures in Film Preservation

To support a research and demonstration project that will develop technical information necessary for the improvement of storage practices and enclosures for film collections in libraries and archives.

Project fields:
Archival Management and Conservation

Program:
Preservation and Access Projects Pre-1996

Division:
Preservation and Access

Totals:
$304,625 (approved)
$304,625 (awarded)

Grant period:
2/1/1994 – 1/31/1997


PS-20741-93

Rochester Institute of Technology (Rochester, NY 14623-5698)
James M. Reilly (Project Director: December 1992 to December 1997)
The Effects of Air Pollution and Enclosure Protection on the Preservation of Images

To support a preservation research and demonstration project that would determine the effectiveness of photographic enclosures to prevent the deterioration of images due to pollutants in the atmosphere.

Project fields:
Archival Management and Conservation

Program:
Preservation and Access Projects Pre-1996

Division:
Preservation and Access

Totals (outright + matching):
$253,000 (approved)
$253,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/1993 – 6/30/1997


PS-20565-92

Rochester Institute of Technology (Rochester, NY 14623-5698)
James M. Reilly (Project Director: December 1991 to January 1996)
Polysulfide Treatment of Existing Microfilm Collections

To support a study of the effectiveness on previously developed microfilm of polysulfide treatment, a recently developed chemical application used to prevent oxidation of silver microfilm master film.

Project fields:
Archival Management and Conservation

Program:
Preservation and Access Projects Pre-1996

Division:
Preservation and Access

Totals:
$256,595 (approved)
$256,476 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/1992 – 6/30/1995


PS-20445-91

Rochester Institute of Technology (Rochester, NY 14623-5698)
James M. Reilly (Project Director: June 1990 to July 1994)
New Approaches to Safety Film Preservation

To support scientific research on the degradation of cellulose acetate safety films, in order to develop improved archival storage techniques and new methods for early detection of film base deterioration.

Project fields:
Archival Management and Conservation

Program:
Preservation and Access Projects Pre-1996

Division:
Preservation and Access

Totals (outright + matching):
$279,012 (approved)
$279,012 (awarded)

Grant period:
2/1/1991 – 1/31/1994


PS-20273-89

Rochester Institute of Technology (Rochester, NY 14623-5698)
James M. Reilly (Project Director: December 1988 to January 1994)
Preservation Research and Development: Air Pollution Effects on Library Microforms

To support a preservation research and development project conducted by the Image Permanence Institute to determine the most effective means of preventing air pollutant damage to preservation microforms.

Project fields:
Archival Management and Conservation

Program:
Preservation and Access Projects Pre-1996

Division:
Preservation and Access

Totals (outright + matching):
$485,403 (approved)
$485,403 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/1989 – 9/30/1993


PS-20159-88

Rochester Institute of Technology (Rochester, NY 14623-5698)
James M. Reilly (Project Director: June 1987 to June 1991)
Research on the Deterioration of Cellulose Acetate Film

To support research on the causes of deterioration of cellulose acetate photographic film (safety film) and the development of recommendations for the preservation of this type of film.

Project fields:
Archival Management and Conservation

Program:
Preservation and Access Projects Pre-1996

Division:
Preservation and Access

Totals (outright + matching):
$145,199 (approved)
$145,199 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/1988 – 12/31/1990


PS-20152-87

Rochester Institute of Technology (Rochester, NY 14623-5698)
James M. Reilly (Project Director: June 1988 to May 1991)
Sulfiding Protection for Silver Images

To support the development of procedures that will enhance the longevity of silver-image photographic film by applying sulfiding agents that prevent oxidation.

Project fields:
Archival Management and Conservation

Program:
Preservation and Access Projects Pre-1996

Division:
Preservation and Access

Totals:
$196,062 (approved)
$196,062 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/1987 – 12/31/1990

Funding details:
Original grant (1987) $98,798
Supplement (1989) $97,264


PS-20040-85

Rochester Institute of Technology (Rochester, NY 14623-5698)
James M. Reilly (Project Director: June 1984 to October 1990)
Improvements in Test Methods for Photo Storage Materials

To support the development of improved ANSI (American National Standards Insti-tute) test methods used to determine the archival quality of storage materials for photographic collections. The chemical composition and reactivity of thesematerials are crucial to the long-term preservation of photographs.

Project fields:
Archival Management and Conservation

Program:
Preservation and Access Projects Pre-1996

Division:
Preservation and Access

Totals:
$72,547 (approved)
$72,547 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/1985 – 12/31/1986