Preservation/Conservation Literature: A Core Reference Collection

Published date01 January 1983
Date01 January 1983
AuthorNancy J. Bell
Subject MatterInformation & knowledge management,Library & information science
Preservation/Conservation Literature:
A Core Reference Collection
These general preservation/conservation readings
are presented as an introduction to the field. They
serve also as a checklist for developing a small sup-
port library.
Monographic Sources
Association of Research Libraries, Office of
Management Studies. SPEC (Systems and Proce-
dures Exchange Center) kits.
Planning for Preservation, No. 66, July-Aug-
ust, 1980.
Preparing for Emergencies, No. 69, Nov.-Dec.,
Basic Preservation Procedures, No. 70, Jan.,
Policies, procedures and notes from the manuals
of ARL libraries on the topics in the SPEC kits.
From: Association of Research Libraries, 1527 New
Hampshire Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20036.
Baker, John P., and Marguerite C. Soroka. Li-
brary Conservation: Preservation in Perspective.
Stroudsburg, PA: Dowden, Hutchinson and Ross,
A selection of readings with an emphasis on the
principles of preservation. Selections cover the na-
ture of library materials; causes of deterioration; the
role of the librarian, conservator, and scientist; bind-
ing manuscripts and documents; microforms; disaster
planning and salvage. From: Academic Press (distribu-
111 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10003.
Banks, Paul N. Preservation of Library Materials.
Chicago: Newberry Library, 1978. Reprinted from:
Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science
New York: Marcel Dekker, 1978, p180-222.
An overview covering causes of deterioration and
conservation methods. From: Newberry Library, 60
West Walton Street, Chicago, IL 60610.
----------------. A Select Bibliography. Chicago:
Newberry Library, 1980.
A bibliography arranged by subject that is
especially convenient for the nonspecialist. From:
Newberry Library, 60 West Walton Street, Chicago,
IL 60610.
Canadian Conservation Institute. Canadian Con-
servation Technical Bulletins, 1978+. Ottawa:
Canadian Conservation Institute.
A series of pamphlets relating to the care and
handling of photographs and the environment, par-
ticularly light and relative humidity, for archives and
Clapp, Verner W. "The Story of Permanent/
Durable Paper, 1115-1970." Restaurator, Suppl. 3.
Copenhagen, 1972. Also in Scholarly Publishing 2
A history of the making of book papers and of
the research by W.J. Barrow to develop permanent/
durable paper. From: Munksgaard International Pub-
lishers, Ltd., Norre Sogade 35, DK-1370 Copenhagen
K, Denmark.
Cunha, George M., and Dorothy G. Cunha.
Conservation of Library Materials. 2d ed. Metuchen,
NJ: Scarecrow Press, 1971-72. 2 vols.
Volume 1 contains historical background of the
book and other library materials and information on
preventive care, repair, and restoration, and disaster
planning. Volume 2 is a comprehensive bibliography.
A new, revised edition was published early in 1983
(see below). From: Scarecrow Press, 52 Liberty
Street, P.O. Box 656, Metuchen, NJ 08840.
---------------- . Library Conservation: 1980s
Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow Press, 1983.
2 vols.
Emphasizes the past ten years; designed to be
used in conjunction with their earlier work (listed
Darling, Pamela W. Preservation Planning Pro-
Resource Notebook. Washington, DC: Associ-
ation of Research Libraries, 1982.
Greenfield, Jane. "Yale University Library Preser-
vation Pamphlets." 1. Wraparounds. 2. Tip-Ins and
Bell is Apprentice Bookbinder at Johns Hopkins
University Eisenhower Library. Assistant Editor of
LHT, she is responsible for preservation technology.
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