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ERIC Number: ED214495
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Aug-6
Pages: 54
Abstractor: N/A
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A Conservation Plan for the Transylvania University Library.
Bryson, Kathleen; Mayo, Lynn
This assessment of the conservation needs of the Frances Corrick Thomas Library begins with an examination of the architectural and environmental peculiarities of the existing building, which is seen as a major obstacle to achieving an effective conservation program. Needs are identified and recommendations for immediate and intermediate action, as well as long term plans, are provided for the library building and library materials. Activities recommended for immediate action require little or no funding, e.g., the development of written guidelines for emergencies and disasters. Plans for intermediate action focus on measures for conservation in the Rare Book Room and Special Collection Archives. Upgrading of conditions in other library areas is recommended under long range building plans. The discussion of library materials covers special collections, recent preventive conservation measures taken, a program for replacing worn books, and the microfilming of medical theses and heavily used books. Library staff and patrons are discussed in terms of training in the proper care of books and acquiring funding. Four appendices include a statement of aims and goals, the library collection development policy, library special collections policy, and a proposal for the establishment of a Friends of the Library organization. Thirteen references are listed. (RBF)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A