ERIC Number: ED314092
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Mass Deacidification Procedures for Libraries and Archives: State of Development and Perspectives for Implementation in the Federal Republic of Germany.
Translated from its original German because of the great interest in mass deacidification in the United States, this report summarizes a substantial study of deacidification techniques conducted for the West German Library by the Battelle Institute. It begins with a summary of the findings of the study, which is followed by discussions of: (1) The Problem of "Acidic Books"; (2) The Development of Paper Production; (3) Aging Processes of Paper; (4) Approaches to Solutions (transfer onto microfilm and preservation in the original form); (5) Preservation of Large Numbers of Books through Mass Deacidification Procedures (the American diethyl zinc (DEZ) process, the Wei T'o magnesium carbonate process, the French magnesium methyl carbonate process, and others); and (6) Prospects for the Implementation of Mass Deacidification in the Federal Republic of Germany. Information on the availability of the full report in German is included. (8 references) (SD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Commission on Preservation and Access, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: West Germany