A final word

Institutions, like the Centre, use specialist supplies to protect your material and ensure its long-term survival. We purchase acid-free envelopes and boxes, plastic clips, cotton tape and other items from archival suppliers. You may decide to invest in such supplies or to use interim solutions and less expensive alternatives. If you have chosen the latter option, we recommend that you use manila folders, ordinary envelopes, cotton tape, ‘Copy Safe’ sleeves, and pencils, all of which are readily available.

We hope this brief guide has been helpful. We would be pleased to hear from you if you have any questions or wish to enquire about donating your material. You can contact usĀ  at info@ncacl.org.au, by post at National Centre for Australian Children’s Literature, The Library, University of Canberra ACT 2601 or by phone on (02) 6201 2062.
Quick tips
Storing your collection
Gathering supplies
Labelling
Arranging
Oversized material
Manuscripts
Special formats
Newspapers
Thermal copies
Small items
Folding