ERIC Number: ED348048
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Protecting Libraries for Lifelong Learning.
Loveland, Erma Jean
A study of methods for protecting the special collection at the University of Abilene (Texas) from fading and deterioration caused by ultraviolet (UV) rays showed that fluorescent light filters did not correct the problem. Leaders in the preservation field say that the removal of light is the best procedure to eliminate fading. A second choice is to use tungsten lighting, and a third is to use filters to keep the lux meter reading of ultraviolet rays between 60 and 80. (4 references) (KRN)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Abilene Christian University TX; Fluorescent Lighting; Rare Books; Special Collections (Library); Ultraviolet Radiation
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Texas Library Association (April 11, 1991).