ERIC Number: ED108657
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Procedures for Salvage of Water-Damaged Library Materials.
Procedures for salvaging water-damaged books, film, archives, and other library materials are outlined, from assessment of damage to final returning books to shelves. Advice is given on removing the materials, packing, freezing, drying, treating for mold, sterilizing, removing mud, forming a salvage team, evaluating losses, salvaging the catalog, keeping records, controlling humidity and temperatures in work and storage areas, and handling the chemicals necessary in the process. Initial emergency procedures are summarized. Appendixes list sources of assistance, services, supplies, and equipment. (LS)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Library of Congress, Washington, DC. Administrative Dept.