ERIC Number: ED371772
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
The Practice of Conservation of Library Materials in Sub-Saharan Africa. Monograph on Africana Librarianship No. 3.
Ojo-Igbinoba, M. E.
This document is concerned with the practice of conservation of library materials in African university libraries south of the Sahara and north of the Limpopo. Data were collected using a questionnaire mailed to 42 university libraries in Sub-Saharan Africa. Responses were received from 27 libraries for a 64% response rate. Data analysis was conducted on all respondents. Ten chapters address the following topics: (1) the history of conservation efforts at local and international levels; (2) the climate of Africa; (3) biological agents of deterioration, including insect pests, disinfection and fumigation, fungi, termites, bookworms and silverfish, rodents/rats, human agents, and theft and vandalism; (4) physical agents of deterioration, including temperature, humidity, light/sunlight, and opening hours; (5) chemical agents, including intrinsic acidity and atmospheric pollution; (6) disaster planning; (7) the handling of materials; (8) preservation and conservation methods in Africa; (9) remedy measures of conservation; and (10) conclusions and suggestions. The survey instrument in included in the appendix. (Contains 64 references.) (JLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ., Bloomington. African Studies Program.
Identifiers - Location: Africa