Preservation/Conservation Literature: A Core Reference Collection

Publication Date01 January 1983
Pages97-99
DOIhttps://doi.org/10.1108/eb047490
AuthorNancy J. Bell
SubjectInformation & knowledge management,Library & information science
Preservation/Conservation Literature:
A Core Reference Collection
NANCY J. BELL
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.,
1980.
Basic Preservation Procedures, No. 70, Jan.,
1981.
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,
1978.
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-
tor),
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
23.
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
museums.
Clapp, Verner W. "The Story of Permanent/
Durable Paper, 1115-1970." Restaurator, Suppl. 3.
Copenhagen, 1972. Also in Scholarly Publishing 2
(1971):
107-24,229-45,353-67.
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
and
Beyond.
Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow Press, 1983.
2 vols.
Emphasizes the past ten years; designed to be
used in conjunction with their earlier work (listed
above).
Darling, Pamela W. Preservation Planning Pro-
gram:
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.
SUMMER 1983 97

To continue reading

Request your trial

VLEX uses login cookies to provide you with a better browsing experience. If you click on 'Accept' or continue browsing this site we consider that you accept our cookie policy. ACCEPT