ERIC Number: ED360997
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Collections conservation is an approach to the preservation treatment of books and book-like materials that is conceptualized and organized in terms of large groups of materials. This guide is intended to enable a library to evaluate its current collections conservation activities. The introduction describes collections conservation and gives program development guidance. A selection of the following readings from the published literature provides an overview of programs and information on standardized repair procedures: (1) "A Manual of Step-by-Step Procedures for the Maintenance and Repair of Library Materials: Second Edition" (Carolyn C. Morrow and Carole Dyal); (2) "Tip-Ins and Pockets" (Jane Greenfield); (3) "A Simple Workstation for the Conservation of Library Materials" (Illinois Cooperative Conservation Program); (4) "Preservation Enclosures" (Hedi Kyle); (5) "Understanding Treatment Options,""Tightening the Hinges of a Case-Bound Book,""Double Tray Box" and "Appendix 1: Decision-Making Checklist for Book Repair" (Carolyn C. Morrow and Carole Dyal); (6) "Repairing Paper Artifacts" and "Surface Cleaning Paper" (Sherelyn Ogden); (7) "Polyester Encapsulation" (Mary L. Rizenthaler); (8) "Harvard University Widener Library Conservation Services: Institutional Profile" (Nancy Schrock and David Moore); and (9) "The Book Repair Program at Brigham Young University: An Institutional Profile" (Randy Silverman). An annotated bibliography of 14 selected readings is included. (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Books, Check Lists, Conservation (Concept), Decision Making, Evaluation Methods, Higher Education, Library Collection Development, Library Collections, Library Materials, Preservation, Program Development, Program Implementation, Records Management, Repair, Resource Materials
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Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Media Staff; Practitioners
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Association of Research Libraries, Washington, DC.