ERIC Number: ED357765
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Mass Deacidification in the Harvard University Library. A Report on the 1991/92 Pilot Operational Program.
Harvard Univ., Cambridge, MA. Univ. Library.
This report examines the institutional level deacidification program that was formalized and instituted at Harvard University (Cambridge, Massachusetts)) for its research libraries. The report is organized into six sections. The first section, which describes the project's background, discusses the acidic paper problem, available mass deacidification technology, the Harvard pilot program for its libraries, and mass deacidification at the national and international levels. The selection process for mass deacidification is described in the second section on two levels: (1) the exploration of an overall intellectual approach and the development of a model based on the pilot operational program to select, send, and receive materials that have been deacidified; and (2) the physical selection process itself, which covers leather bindings, coated paper, adhesives, labels, plastics, and photographs. The third section considers program processing: packing, shipping, recordkeeping, marking bibliographic records, and turn-around-time; and the fourth section covers treatment concerns. The final two sections present project numbers and costs, and the 1992/93 plan of work. (GLR)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Harvard Univ., Cambridge, MA. Univ. Library.