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Wednesday, May 31 • 3:30pm - 4:00pm
058. (Book and Paper) TMI? Non-destructive Redacting Options for Archival Collections

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Various methods for redacting and restricting access to sensitive information have been employed in the fields of Law, Records Management, and Archival Processing. Marking, stamping, or destroying originals; creating multiple marked photocopies; and restricting access are some of the approaches currently in use. Current practices can be wasteful, damaging, and/or time-consuming, and are especially poor solutions for certain types of materials. In addition, many of these methods are in conflict with core values of the Library and Archives Conservation profession, including reversibility and providing preservation of and access to original material. Duke University Library conservators have tested various adhesives and papers in the development of an adhesive-coated paper redacting patch that is non-destructive and reversible in the conservation lab but not in the reading room. These Lascaux-coated papers are heat-activated and have been found to be effective and easy to prepare, apply, and reverse, in the event that information no longer needs redacting. Multiple case studies of collections at Duke that warranted alternate redaction strategies as well as housing solutions will be discussed.

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Erin Hammeke

Senior Conservator for Special Collections, Duke University Libraries
Erin Hammeke is a Senior Conservator for Special Collections at Duke University Libraries. She received her MSLIS and Certificate of Advanced Study in the Conservation of Library and Archives Materials from the Kilgarlin Center at the University of Texas at Austin. Prior to her position... Read More →

Wednesday May 31, 2017 3:30pm - 4:00pm CDT
Riverside West Exhibit Hall Exhibit Level, East Tower
  9. Poster, Book and Paper