CHARISMA – The project offers free access to EU scientific instrumentation and knowledge, allowing scientists, conservators-restorers and curators to enhance their research.

Eu-ARTECH – A consortium of thirteen European institutions working in the field of art conservation.

GAML – GAML is an XML-based format designed specifically for storing and archiving data from a wide range of analytical instrumentation.

ICOM-CC – International Council of Museums, Committee for Conservation

IRUG – Infrared and Raman Users’ Group

J-CAMP-DX – Data standards and file formats for different scientific disciplines can be found at this site sponsored by IUPAC.

LabS-TECH – Laboratories on Science and Technology for the Conservation of European Cultural Heritage


NIST/EPA/NIH Mass Spectral Library with Search Program

OpenChrom – OpenChrom® is an open source software for chromatography and mass spectrometry based on the Eclipse Rich Client Platform (RCP). Its focus is to handle mass spectrometry systems (e.g. GC/MS, LC/MS, Py-GC/MS, HPLC-MS) data files natively. OpenChrom is able to import binary and textual chromatographic data files, such as *.D chromatograms from Agilent Technologies or NetCDF.

MASSTransit – conversion software for GC/MS data

GC and GCMS File Translator – conversion software for GC/MS data

AMDIS – The Automated Mass Spectral Deconvolution and Identification System (AMDIS) is a computer program that extracts spectra for individual components in a GC/MS data file and identifies target compounds by matching these spectra against a reference library.

Wsearch – Wsearch is a windows program that is used to display mass spectral data that has been acquired on any of a number of commercial mass spectrometry instruments. It supports a large number of file formats and also two mass spectral library formats.

MSGraph – MSGraph is a program designed for the interactive, fast, qualitative analysis of mass spectrometric (MS) data. It is a tool to provide fast and simple access to all the information contained in an LC/MS analysis run.

netCDF – Link page to software for manipulating or displaying netCDF data.

J-CAMP Viewer – This is useful for checking that you have created a proper J-CAMP file.

Notetab – simple, multi-windowed text editor with macro functions.

Other Resources and Links

C.A.M.E.O. – CAMEO is a searchable encyclopedia developed at the Conservation and Collections Management Department at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. CAMEO contains chemical, physical, visual, and analytical information on over 10,000 historic and contemporary materials used in the conservation, preservation, and production of artistic, architectural, and archaeological materials.

BCIN – is the Bibliographic Database of the Conservation Information Network.

AATA – AATA Online is a comprehensive database of 100,000 abstracts of literature related to the preservation and conservation of material cultural heritage.

SDBSWeb – The Integrated Spectral Data Base System for Organic Compounds contains NMR and mass spectral data and was developed by the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology in Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan.

Amber Research Laboratory (ARL) – Freely downloadable IR and mass spectral data, and bibliographic files in various formats (PDF, Endnote, FileMakerPro, MSWorks). The mass spectral database is: “A collection of about 9700 mass spectra of organic compounds isolated and identified from archaeological contexts and from natural sources in [ARL] and other laboratories, plus reference mass spectra from secondary and primary sources of these compounds. Searchable by molecular weight, molecular formula, name, and by molecular peaks, base peaks, and fragment ions of the mass spectra.” The user interface was designed by the National Gallery to display the data available for download at ARL. This site is maintained by: Joseph Padfield, The National Gallery Scientific Department.

Mass Spectra of Fatty Acids and Derivatives – More than 500 mass spectra of fatty acids and their derivatives are illustrated. Includes information about preparation of derivatives, as well as a bibliography of mass spectrometry for structural analysis of fatty acids.

This is not a comprehensive list. If you have any suggestions or corrections please contact us.

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