ERIC Number: ED337186
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: 0
The New York State Program for the Conservation and Preservation of Library Research Materials. Conservation Environment Guidelines for Libraries and Archives.
Lull, William P.; Banks, Paul N.
These guidelines are intended to orient the library/archives professional in New York to the common issues, language, pitfalls, and opportunities involved in dealing with the built environment and its impact on the conservation and preservation of a valuable collection. Although developed for the climate typical in New York State, many aspects will be applicable to institutions in other regions. The guidelines cover general collection environment criteria, assessment, monitoring, and goals for an improved conservation environment. General building environments and building systems that can create a good conservation environment are described, including various possible compromises. Typical interim and low-cost measures for improving an environment are suggested. Common phases of design and construction projects are also described for both new designs and environmental renovation, including planning steps and guidelines for selecting the design team. The appendix offers definitions of common terms used in the design and construction of building systems, references and suggested readings, and guidelines for selecting manufacturers. (MAB)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Media Staff; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Div. of Library Development.
Identifiers: New York
Note: For a related grant application workbook, see ED 328 281.