The Diplomatic Society

 
  • Increase font size
  • Default font size
  • Decrease font size

The NLSA rescues aircraft documentation

Preservation Services at the National Library of South Africa received a call recently from an aircraft company to rescue aircraft documentation that was flooded during a hail storm.  Although water damage cannot easily be undone, quick action to prevent mould growth and pages sticking together will prolong access to the contents.

The National Library of South Africa utilised the Air-drying techniques to dry wet material. Archival documents can best be dried out by fanning of pages and interleaving with absorbent paper.

The National Library of South Africa Preservation Services has a wealth of expertise to preserve and conserve valuable documentary material. This unit specialises in conservation treatment including book binding, book repairs, emergency preparedness and response.

Francinah Marodi, Willem Vorster and Julia Tshehla of the NLSA pictured in front of the aircraft from which the service records were rescued.

 

Francinah Marodi is pictured interleaving a flooded document

A mass de-acidification facility was built in order to treat valuable documentary material to last for another 150 Years. The National Library also has advanced technological equipment for digitisation of the library material. The digitisation service is a new initiative in line with the international best practice, creating digital records for both preservation and access.

The preservation Services also trains public librarians to deal with disaster as well as other causes of damage to library collections.

For more information contact Ms Londeka Dlamini at the NLSA at 012 401 9767 or Oswald Cupido at 021 487 5634.  




 

National Library of South Africa

 

More News



NEW OPPORTUNITIES UNDER THE FOURTH INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION15/01/2018
article thumbnail

NEW OPPORTUNITIES UNDER THE FOURTH INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION State of the Nation Address by the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev
January 10, 2018 NEW OPPORTUNITIES UNDER THE F [ ... ]


Kenya and South Africa are strategic partners12/01/2018
article thumbnail

Kenya and South Africa are strategic partners 12 January 2018 President Jacob Zuma held talks with President Uhuru Kenyatta of the Republic of Kenya at Dr John Langalibalele Dube House residence in  [ ... ]


SA, Zimbabwe to strengthen trade relations10/01/2018
article thumbnail

SA, Zimbabwe to strengthen trade relations 22 December 2017 President Jacob Zuma and President Emmerson Mnangagwa of Zimbabwe have undertaken to strengthen economic trade and cooperation between Sou [ ... ]


SA mourns Prof Kgositsile10/01/2018
article thumbnail

SA mourns Prof Kgositsile The Nelson Mandela Foundation has sent its condolences on the passing away of Professor Keorapetse William Kgositsile. Kgositsile, 79, passed away at Milpark Hospital in Jo [ ... ]



 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
_________________________________________________

Nov/Dec 2017 Edition

 
 
_________________________________________________

Translater


 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Action packed Wolf Warrior II 20 November 2017 The Embassy of China in South Africa hosted a reception for the screening of the Chinese movie Wolf Warrior II in Pretoria. Welcoming guests... <|> Dr Laknath Jayasinghe: Strengthening India-Australia trade and diplomacy in higher education 22 November 2017 This month in a conversation with the Global Editor for The Diplomatic Society Srimal... <|> Ambassador of Vietnam presents credentials in Botswana 24 November 2017 H.E Vu Van Dzung, Ambassador of Vietnam to South Africa presented his credentials to H.E. Lieutenant General President... <|> Fifth African Union – European Union Summit kicks off at Senior Officials level 26 November 2017 Held under the theme "Investment in Youth for Accelerated Inclusive growth and sustainable... <|> Easing travel regulations between South Africa and Kenya 3 May 2016 South Africa and Kenya have announced measures that will make travelling between the two countries easier. South African Home... <|> SA-Angola must diversify their economies 24 November 2017 President Jacob Zuma has urged South Africa and Angola to diversify their economies and challenged the two to lead industrialisation... <|>   Media, Innovation and Global Impact 16 January 2018 This column is about change: Ongoing change driven by technology altering the way we work, make money and our ways as social beings…... <|> Investment in Youth Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, 30 November 2017 “Investment in Youth for Accelerated and Inclusive real growth and sustainable development” was at the center of discussions of... <|> <|> United Nations Deputy Secretary-General wraps up visit to South Africa 27 November 2017 Cape Town, South Africa: United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed wrapped her two-day visit in... <|>
© copyright 2011-2017| The Diplomatic Society| All Rights Reserved.