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OmPaperConservation.com is the official web site of
M/s. OM SAT NAAM Enterprises, a firm established by
Mr. Anand Akolkar
with the intention of conserving, preserving, restoring and maintaining the cultural and technical heritage on paper & paper materials available with individuals, institutions, libraries, archives & others.

MISSION

OM SAT NAAM ENTERPRISES is a firm with a mission of promoting the concept of  Maintenance, Conservation, Preservation, Restoration of the Cultural and Technical Heritage in form of Paper Material of the ancient and vibrant country India.

A large part of the Indian History is transferred from generation to generation which is destroyed over the ages. But still a large portion remaining is to be Maintained, Conserved, Preserved, and Restored.

 

Training Program ( Published on Feb 28, 2014)
Brief description about paper preservation, conservation and restoration processes.

Registered Vendor Code of
M.C.G.M : 0000014628
( Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai )

OUR MOTTO is "QUALITY, INTEGRITY, TRUST AND SERVICE"

SPECIFICATION OF ARCHIVAL DOCUMENTS
The documents are normally classified in four grades as per archival specification ( as per the importance for posterity )


Criteria for selecting Grade A and Grade B documents


The Criteria's are listed below :
Group A Group B Group C Group D

These documents which
should be preserved for
posterity / eternity as these are very important

These are documents
 to be preserved for a minimum period of
35 years

These are those documents to be preserved for a minimum period of 10 years

These are documents which are required to be preserved for a minimum period of 2 years

These are the periods suggested by the legislation.

But institutions can have their own methodology for creation of criteria for preserving documents and books of importance.

The documents which may be included in the archive are of the following types maps, Drawings, correspondence between important personalities, land records etc, to name a few.

The classification of the documents to be done at the respective departmental head, along with a justification for the classification.

This would be scrutinized by the archival officer prior to the sending of the documents in the archive.
 

1.

The time of creation of documents i.e. the year in the present case.

2. The content in the document.
3. The size and shape of the document.
4. The number of sheets.
5. The material on which the document is made. (Paper in this Case) but it may be anything like clothe etc.
6. The material used for writing.
7. The type of form, i.e. bound, loose sheets filed etc.
8. The place where the document is generated., the location (The Departments)
9. The place from where it has come to the archieve i.e. the location from where it is transferred.
(Department sending it to the achieve.)
10. Classification to be done by an authorized person (like an archivist) with justification and after proper scrutiny.




















 

Conservation is a combination of Conservative, Preservative, and Restorative techniques used to enhance the life expectancy or message of an element or object.

This concept is used in the designing and developing of the various methods of and process in conservation.

Causes/Factors of Deterioration

The various factors that affect the elements/objects can be described as follows,
 

  • Natural Causes

  • Human Causes

 

Natural Causes are further divided as fast affecting Causes and slow affecting causes
 

The FAST affecting causes
   
. Earthquake . Fanatics
. Fire . Flood
. Lightening . Storm
. Terrorist Attack . Vandalism
. War
The SLOW affecting causes
  
. Dust and Dirt . Inappropriate Temperature
. Inherent Composition of the Material . Insects
. Light . Micro organism
. Pollution . Relative Humidity

           




Human Causes can also be classified on the basis of acts done/carried out by the public and the Professional.
   

The effect of Human Causes are,
   
. Aberration . Graffiti . Ignorance . Theft

The Other Human Causes that Affect The object are due to the Lack of / or Improper
 
. Awareness . Building . Climate and Lighting
. Communication (Both Internal and External) . Distribution . Documentation
. Education . Handling . Improper Execution
. Intervention . Legislation . Maintenance
. Planning . Security . Storage
. Support

. Training

. Transport



 

Some Example Of Old Papers, Books and Memories





Know Your Collection     

  Recognize Aggressor     

    Avoid sources     

      Block Aggressors     

        React     

          Monitor     

            Communicate     
 



The above mentioned strategy is applied in the Preventive Maintenance Program. The Program is to be run on a cyclic basis; The number of cycles is decided after the inspection of the collection.

 
 
 

 

 

 

 



 


 
Documentation Fumigation Pagination
Graphic & Photographic Documentation Cleaning Stain Reduction
Adhesive Tape Removal Testing for inks and colors De Acidification
Mending and Lining Hand Lamination Encapsulation
Binding Restoration of psines and covers Fascimile Binding
Map Restorations Box making  

All /any of the steps are required to be carried out during the course of the conservation treatment. The steps involved are decided in consultation after knowing the end use/purpose for which the Owner is doing the restoration. We maintain documentation for all the works, in addition to providing written evaluations and estimates.

 

Typical Storage in Offices

Normal Storage Area of which
contribute to most deteriotation

 



 

          
 

Pothi in Original
Untreated Form

Untreated Front
Page of Pothi

Untreated Pothi Document

Untreated Pothi Document

Pothi Untreated
 Last Page




             
 

Separation of sheets of
the Pothi Document

Mending Work during
 Treatment Process

Filling of Broken Area
 during Treatment Process

Tissue Application
in treatment



       
 

Sheets of Pothi
during Treatment

Front Cover of the
Pothi fully Treated

Fully Treated before binding front page

Sheets of Pothi
during Treatment

Back Cover of fully
Treated Book



NOTE


The processes mentioned and listed above in the conservation strategy are applied after inspection of the object and preparation of a conservation proposal.

Only after the conservation proposal can one make approximate estimates for the conservation treatment.

The Conservation, Preservation, and Restoration Processes involve an inherent risk.

The objects post Conservation and Restoration need to be Maintained and Preventively Conserved.



The documents which may be included in the archive are of the following types maps, Drawings, correspondence between important personalities, land records etc, to name a few.

The classification of the documents to be done at the respective departmental head, along with a justification for the classification.

This would be scrutinized by the archival officer prior to the sending of the documents in the archive.




 

Aakolkar : 09869 527359 | 2766 6264

J.N. 2, / 21, / A-6, Sector 9, Vashi, Navi Mumbai. 400 703




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