ERIC Number: ED212258
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
The Preservation of Library Materials: A CUL Handbook: Guidelines and Procedures.
Columbia Univ., New York, NY. The Libraries.
Designed to assist Columbia University librarians and library technical staff in selecting binding styles or other treatments for unbound or deteriorated materials housed in the university's libraries, this handbook includes guidelines for the selection of appropriate treatment alternatives; descriptions of inhouse and commercial binding and treatment techniques for serials, monographs, and other materials; a list of recommended treatments for various types of material; and a detailed review of the procedures involved in sending materials for treatment--the preparation of a standard binding slip, the General Bookbinding Company's Automated Binding Control System, the routing of materials for treatment, and the retrieval of materials in process. Also included are some notes on preservation, a list of tips on the proper shelving of books, suggestions for consciousness-raising among patrons with regard to book preservation, guidelines for dealing with water disasters, and a discussion of purchasing hardcover versus paperback books. (JL)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Columbia Univ., New York, NY. The Libraries.
Identifiers: Book Binding; Book Shelving; Book Storage