ERIC Number: ED367369
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Results of the Brittle Book Survey Conducted in the Wadsworth Public Library.
Kreider, Louisa J.
Book condition surveys have been conducted in several large research libraries in the United States to determine the extent of book deterioration in those libraries. This paper outlines the steps for conducting a brittle book survey adapted from more comprehensive surveys to assess the extent of paper brittleness of the book collections in a small public library. The findings of this survey demonstrate whether paper deterioration in a small public library is comparable to that of research libraries and whether the library surveyed should implement a preservation program to protect its collection against further deterioration. Included in the appendices are the interview checklist to determine whether any environmental conditions adverse to paper predominate in the library; the survey instrument; and the explanation of the survey instrument. (Contains 18 references.) (Author/JLB)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Brittle Books; Library Materials Conservation; Wadsworth Public Library OH
Note: M.L.S. Research Paper, Kent State University.