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Preservation Of Deteriorated Documents Manual, Hilary T. Seo, Carie M. Mcginnis May 2006

Preservation Of Deteriorated Documents Manual, Hilary T. Seo, Carie M. Mcginnis

Preservation Outreach and Workshops

The preservation techniques covered during the workshop included basic non-aqueous and aqueous cleaning procedures such as vacuuming, brushing, dry cleaning, and washing. Simple backing, tear mending, tape removal, and re-housing procedures were also addressed. Proper selection of treatments was encouraged by stressing that students should begin with more innocuous treatment options before implementing more aggressive and invasive options. Several treatment options were developed to deal with specific situations common to the field of questioned documents. These include: a methyl cellulose backing technique, and a modified sink mat. Methods for consolidating charred paper fragments were also explored. Remember to test all ...


William Anthony Fine Binder, Peter D. Verheyen Feb 2006

William Anthony Fine Binder, Peter D. Verheyen

Libraries' and Librarians' Publications

William “Bill” Anthony (1926-1989) was arguably one of the most influential bookbinders and conservators in the US. His impact cannot be measured by his work alone but also by his legacy as demonstrated by all those he trained, many of whom are now leaders in the field in their own right. Lawrence Yerkes’ forward and Helen Ryan’s introduction to the catalog describe not only Anthony’s life and work, but also the emotional bond they had with him and his spirit that touched so many.


William Anthony Fine Binder, Peter D. Verheyen Jan 2006

William Anthony Fine Binder, Peter D. Verheyen

Peter D Verheyen

William “Bill” Anthony (1926-1989) was arguably one of the most influential bookbinders and conservators in the US. His impact cannot be measured by his work alone but also by his legacy as demonstrated by all those he trained, many of whom are now leaders in the field in their own right. Lawrence Yerkes’ forward and Helen Ryan’s introduction to the catalog describe not only Anthony’s life and work, but also the emotional bond they had with him and his spirit that touched so many.


Square Pegs, Round Holes: Thinking Creatively About Housing And Storage, Hilary T. Seo, Tanya Zanish-Belcher Jan 2006

Square Pegs, Round Holes: Thinking Creatively About Housing And Storage, Hilary T. Seo, Tanya Zanish-Belcher

Special Collections Publications and Papers

Providing proper housing and storage of archival materials is a primary goal undertaken in all archives. Standard containers for manuscripts, documents, photographs, three-dimensional objects, and other archival materials are readily available. However, for nonstandard, unusual, or complex objects that require additional support, developing housing or specialized storage can be problematic. Thinking creatively about housing and storage of archival materials increases the wealth of housing options available to archives even when a conservator is not available. Archivists can incorporate premade and traditional archival supplies in innovative ways to create structures that store and protect, while at the same time, limit handling ...


Pitfalls, Progress, And Partnership: Collaboration Between Special Collections And Preservation In Academic Libraries, Hilary T. Seo, Tanya Zanish-Belcher Jan 2006

Pitfalls, Progress, And Partnership: Collaboration Between Special Collections And Preservation In Academic Libraries, Hilary T. Seo, Tanya Zanish-Belcher

Preservation Publications and Papers

Published in Collection Management 30, no. 3 (2006): 3–19, DOI: 10.1300/J105v30n03_02.


Use Of General Preservation Assessments: Outputs, Karen E.K. Brown Jan 2006

Use Of General Preservation Assessments: Outputs, Karen E.K. Brown

University Libraries Faculty Scholarship

This study describes the extent to which institutions implement preservation recommendations resulting from a general needs assessment, including the time to implementation and the extent of program development. Most recommendations are preventive, with less emphasis on repair or reformatting activities. Data indicate that the majority of institutions accomplish recommended preservation actions with no neglected subject areas. Institutions with the highest rates of success spent more staff time preparing for the site visit, and had a longer site visit, compared to the population as a whole. Preparation of a preservation plan does not correlate to an enhanced capacity to implement preservation ...