Talk:BPG Materials, Equipment, and Tools

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This discussion page was created to discuss and resolve issues on the BPG Materials, Equipment, and Tools page.


Is the goal for the Materials, Equipment, and Tools page to have images for every bullet point eventually, or as many as reasonably possible?

This page can have whatever feels useful. I am not certain what the right balance is between bullet points and images, but I think there should definitely be more images than there are now. When I skim the page, those are always more compelling. Add whatever you think is interesting and that you are able to contribute. My hope is that this becomes a way of gathering images and supply lists that can then be used across the wiki.--Kkelly (talk) 13:50, 5 February 2019 (CST)

Also, is it okay to link to other AIC Wiki pages that are not BPG pages? Mostly I was thinking about the solvents section, and how this page already has a lot of great info.

Links are great and underpin the entire wiki (or they should :) Please use the "Internal Links" style. Topics can be mentioned in multiple places, but it is best to only have one, super detailed page about a particular topic (so don't duplicate efforts). Within the AIC Wiki, there is no need to formally cite another page as a source, just name the page and link to it. So, rather than explaining how everything about solvents, say "For more information see Commonly Used Solvents by Stavroudis from the AIC's Sustainability Committee." --Kkelly (talk) 13:50, 5 February 2019 (CST)

I have a great idea for a new tool, but it would take a lot of space to describe it.--Kkelly (talk) 14:48, 23 January 2016 (CST)

This is a page for brief descriptions of already established equipment and materials. Please consider publishing/presenting your work elsewhere first (blog post, BPG Annual, present at a Tips and Tricks Session at the AIC Annual Meeting). You can then summarize the concept here and link to the full publication.--Kkelly (talk) 14:48, 23 January 2016 (CST)

I want to add a new adhesive, but I don't want a careless, untrained person to use it without applying the appropriate professional judgement. --Kkelly (talk) 14:48, 23 January 2016 (CST)

I have added the standard disclaimer to the bottom of the page that we do not endorse or recommend any treatments listed here. As with the rest of this wiki, the intended audience is trained conservators who are expected to use their professional judgement when applying any technique. If you still have concerns about this issue, please either provide a link to another resource that fully discusses the issue, or improve the relevant wiki page for that topic (in this case: Adhesives for Paper).--Kkelly (talk) 20:04, 23 January 2016 (CST)

Call for Content

Please add images and lists of supplies used in book and paper conservation, from the esoteric to the mundane. We hope that these photos and references will spur development in the wiki.