ERIC Number: ED449801
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Preservation Science Survey: An Overview of Recent Developments in Research on the Conservation of Selected Analog Library and Archival Materials.
Porck, Henk J.; Teygeler, Rene
This report is intended to give the preservation community an overview of the most significant preservation science research that has been conducted in the last five years. The primary focus is on developments in Australia, Europe, and North America. The report presents an overview of recent research in the preservation of three information carriers: paper, film and photographic materials, and magnetic tape. Chapter 2: Paper, Chapter 3: Film and Photographic Materials, Chapter 4: Magnetic Tape, and Chapter 5: General (other materials) present an overview of preservation science activities. Under each of these major divisions, the research items in each of the preservation categories--decay, treatment, and storage--are presented in alphabetical order. The data included in this overview present the main aspects of the preservation science activity in question, including the names of the research institutes and scientists involved; the background, goals, and main results of the research performed; and references to crucial publications. Chapter 6, "Trends and Gaps," outlines research trends and knowledge gaps identified in the process of preparing this overview. Appendixes include the names and institutional affiliations of the individuals mentioned in the report and an index of projects undertaken by each institution. (Contains 119 references.) (AEF)
Descriptors: Development, Foreign Countries, Information Science, Information Storage, Library Technical Processes, Nonprint Media, Preservation, Printed Materials, Research and Development, Trend Analysis
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Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Council on Library and Information Resources, Washington, DC.
Note: Published in cooperation with the European Commission on Preservation and Access.