ERIC Number: ED441426
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Aug
Collections Care in Southeast Asia: Conservation and the Need for the Creation of Micro-Environments.
Dean, John F.
For a variety of reasons, collection care in Southeast Asia, especially in the northern regions, is fraught with many difficult challenges. Climates that are unfriendly to paper-based materials, poor economies, war, and civil unrest, are just a few of the reasons that librarians and archivists find it extremely difficult to ensure the survival of cultural property. The rate of deterioration can be slowed and, in some cases, reversed through actions that are relatively low-cost and uncomplicated. This paper discusses some of the strategies employed by the Cornell University (New York) Department of Preservation and Conservation to preserve materials in Burma, Cambodia, Laos, Viet Nam, and Thailand in projects conducted over the last ten years. The need for careful needs assessments and clear articulation of them will be discussed in the context of competing for the necessary resources from international funding agencies, along with descriptions of stabilization operations. (Contains 25 endnotes.) (Author/MES)
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Archives, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, International Programs, Library Collections, Library Services, Needs Assessment, Preservation, Training
For full text: http://www.ifla.org/IV/ifla65/papers/119-102e.htm.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Asia; Burma; Cambodia; Laos; Thailand; United States; Vietnam